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Submitted by nabgil 323d ago | interview

Lightning Returns outfits stylised for a reason

GR-UK writes: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII design director Yuji Abe says Lightning's outfits came from a internal company questionnaire, and that eastern character designs are so heavily stylised because of a "inferiority complex" Japanese have towards how they look.

"Before we started designing the outfits for Lightning we took an internal questionnaire to find out how Lightning is perceived by our team members," he explained during an interview. "We picked up some key words, important words; our team picked on them and started creating outfits... one of our team members said was that she should be dressed up like a male ballet dancer."

When asked about the character design, he stated: "My personal take on it is that in western world, most people have got quite blessed body shape; they're tall, nice long legs... whatever you put on, you look great. but in Japan, a lot of people have an inferiority complex; put on white t-shirt and jeans and not everyone would look g... (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360, Yuji Abe)

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trywizardo  +   323d ago
"for a better fap we made a better sluttier outfits and couple of D's ..."
i love this game
cleft5  +   323d ago
I don't mind the outfits personally. If it really bothers a person they can not use the outfits. I would say they cannot buy the game, but if we are honest they weren't going to buy this game anyways. The outfits are just something more for them to complain about in their latest series of witch hunts.

Sex does sell, but it only sells if it is combined with quality content. Rely solely on sex and people will just laugh at you and not buy whatever you are selling. The fact is that we all have the internet nowadays and we can see the most perverted or perverted stuff for free. So this game needs to be very good if it wants to sell and even then it still may not sell.
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kreate  +   323d ago
Lightning trying really hard to save square enix.
trywizardo  +   323d ago
and her boobs will save square enix and the whole world lol
@cleft5 it is actually a good game my comments was just for fun , its not like other FF games but its closer to FF XV witch is good graphics and good "action" gameplay and less RPG
the cities and places is really good too i watched 5 videos about them in the official site it really looks good , hope the story will deliver ^_^
KingKelloggTheWH  +   323d ago
To put it simply the creator Toriyama is a perv, just look at FFX-2 and what he did to Yuna, wether good or bad you cant deny this guys a perv who wants to play dress up with the ladies.( ffX-2 and 13-3 have outfit changing for combat)
KonsoruMasuta  +   323d ago
Nothing wrong with Yuna. If you ask me, her outfit was better in X-2. The one in X covered too much skin.
GenericNameHere  +   323d ago
I liked FFX Yuna better. Her summoner costume made her look more attractive than her skimpy "look at my buttcheeks!" FFX-2 one. Same for Rikku. Looked cute, then wears a thong in the next game. (Unless she was wearing a thong in the beginning, and you couldn't see it unless you zoomed in)

I guess if a woman has more clothes on, you're left with things to imagine. If there are less clothes, there's less to imagine. But hey, that's just how I feel about women.

Toriyama thinks dressing up female characters in skimpy costumes is hot? Hey, I got no problem with that. It's impossible to think that no women would do the same to men.
chadwarden  +   323d ago
Lightning is the best
Benjammin25  +   323d ago
I think we can all agree on this. Lightning is sexy as fu-k.
sashimi  +   323d ago
So Lightning can look pretty and go out into town and have fun :)
AsimLeonheart  +   323d ago
That is a pretty rational explanation by the developers. They just make what they admire and believe to be beautiful and attractive. Similarly the Bishounen males in Japanese games and anime may seem androgynous to westerners but that is how their girls like their guys/men to be. Similarly, in my country girls like what the western people call "pretty boys" and refer to them as "cute/lovely" as they gush and swoon over them. That would be an insult to a man in the western culture. :-) Average looking guys fret over it that they are not fair-skinned enough or pretty enough to attract girls. Cosmetic companies sell fairness creams for men to make them look prettier with pinkish white skin with commercials showing them getting mobbed by girls after the use of the product. :-) There are immense cultural differences among different nations and people should understand that before criticizing anybody.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   323d ago
My inner pervert likes this. Me normally though, well, I need to play it anyway to write about it. xD
GenericNameHere  +   323d ago
Is there a FF7* costume for Lighting? Because that would be the t!ts! I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

*PS1 FF7 Tifa costume, not Advent Children Tifa. Although, her cowboy suit in Crisis Core would also get a minute 1 buy from me.

PS
This does not contradict my post above about me finding women with more clothes more attractive. Tifa is just hot, no matter how you spin it. Even I liked her AC costume. But that cowboy suit... Mmmm those short shorts and tig ol' bitties.

Can we please have a Final Fantasy Xtreme Beach Volleyball??
-Gespenst-  +   323d ago
That kind of explains why so many characters in animes and jrpgs are white and western actually.
Agent_hitman  +   323d ago
Like I said the in the previous articles about FF13:LR, SE is really pimping lightning to the gamers to buy this game cause we must admit most of the gamers were not impressed by FF13 saga.

Our only hope left is FF15.

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