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Submitted by Nova_Crystallis 607d ago | review

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Import Review | Nova Crystallis

The end of the FFXIII saga is here, but was it worth it? (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360) 5/10

Snookies12  +   607d ago
Ouch.

I have a platinum on XIII-2 as well though, I honestly thought that was the best in the series. Even with its shortcomings.
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abzdine  +   607d ago
what series? XIII or FF?
be careful what you will say :D
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Snookies12  +   607d ago
Of course I meant the XIII series... Lol, no way does XIII-2 stack up to past entries in the FF series. Though it is a fun game for what it's worth.

My bad, I didn't realize my comment would be misconstrued like that. Should have been more clear. It's late, and I'm sick, so yeah... XD
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mikeslemonade  +   607d ago
Quality dropping since FF has gone multiplatform and made there way in focusing on handhelds. SquareEnix decided to moneyhat this generation and this is what they deserve.
Captain Qwark 9  +   607d ago
@mike

dont try to go all fanboyish. it has nothing to do with multiplat, it has everything to do with square trying to "westernize" all its games when nobody asked them too. FF should be a jrpg, all of squares works should have remained jrpgs but instead they want to appeal to the west, dumb down, and make all their games more mainstream. yes they did go multiplat for the money but they also tried to change the way their games are designed as well and thats what did them in. they could easily have kept their style, went multi, and nothing would be any different
kewlkat007  +   607d ago
SQUARESOFT....used to make great and diverse Jrpgs..Square - Enix is a different story...

Down hill slide began after that merger and after the last great Final Fantasy X.

What we get now from Squeenix is one mediocre Final Fantasy every 6 years...tons of spinoffs, rehashes and mobile games..
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chikane  +   607d ago
Guess they didn't like dressing up barbie......i mean Lightning
zero_gamer  +   607d ago
I'll likely buy it when it reaches the $19.99 bargain bin at Wal-Mart.
Hanso  +   607d ago
same for me xD
aiBreeze  +   607d ago
If FFXIII-2 was anything to go by, you won't be waiting long.
ltachiUchiha  +   607d ago
Square needs to start listening to its fans. I dont see why they cant just make a FF7 Remake or an FF7-2? Whats so hard to do that when they know that would sell millions? Smh.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   607d ago
Because it's too easy and they want to be different and infuse their games with western influences smh
worldwidegaming  +   607d ago
get used to this. They will keep making DLC in the form of part 2,3 and how many ever sequels of a sequel until they break bank (I have no idea what that amount might mean.)
IOS games alone show how low this company has fallen.
Bargain bin is where you will go!
wishingW3L  +   607d ago
they can't even make good FF games anymore and you want a FF7-2? You crazy? Can you imagine if they put Toriyama at the helm of that project? Oh dear... Leave FF7 alone!
NikonSteve  +   607d ago
All I want to see are Final Fantasy games based in the FF7 world. Make a million sequels of those. It will sell!
XishikiX  +   607d ago
It's a 5/10 because of the story.

Which is pretty expected, if you've paid attention or observed anything at all. I don't *think* anyone that was excited for this was excited for a highly elaborate sensical story.

It's a toriyama story. While I do enjoy his story's more than a lot of people because they're fun in strange ways. And end up making more sense after you think about it much more than you should have to. They have problems.
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wishingW3L  +   607d ago
he also complained about the lack of variety of enemies which have different colors and names but they still look and behave the same. And it is the same with many of the NPC's... He says the game feels rushed and cheap.
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speedforce131  +   607d ago
agreed, just finished reading and came to post this. I thought that the score was bad and undeserved. A game of this caliber should have gotten 7-7.5 rather than a 5/10. These days the only website I take scores seriously is either Metacritic or IGN (both have actual criteria behind the scores).

Websites like this just give out scores and we don't know what area of the game got scored better or worse (or even scored like this at all). It's pretty much arbitrarily assigning scores.
I_am_Batman  +   607d ago
@speedforce131: "These days the only website I take scores seriously is either Metacritic or IGN (both have actual criteria behind the scores)."

Yeah right. Metacritics criteria is to take all the review scores you don't take serious plus the one you do take serious and calculate an average score out of that.

The idea of having a couple of outlets that are most compatible with you own personal taste and not paying attention to the others is a good one but why the heck do you list metacritic then?
speedforce131  +   607d ago
I list Metacritic because it has an actual criteria behind the score. In that average score, each website's scores are weighted, therefore if they are a small time website and produce scores/reviews that are outside of the norm, their score is worth less than other publications that have higher quality reporting. They don't just put together numbers and call it a day.

While I don't agree with certain individual websites (such as Polygon), that still did not stop The Last of Us from achieving a 95/100 Metacritic score.
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kenshiro100  +   607d ago
Square is really going the way of the dinosaur. :/
gear  +   607d ago
@Ramzadel
"Because it's too easy and they want to be different and infuse their games with western influences".
western influences????? are you serious looks like the square enix target is for the japanese audience
If they really cared then they should have made a darker fantasy for 13 like in west the 13 symbolizes death.
Demoa  +   607d ago
they deserve it for giving us three terrible lighting games. After the fanbase made it clear that we didn't want more after the first one.
skyalter  +   607d ago
The reviewer just wants attention.
ErryK  +   607d ago
This game is UNDESERVING OF A 5/10. It's more of a 7 or 8 out of 10. Playing from the first XIII game, this ending is so satisfying and could NOT have been done better.
josephayal  +   607d ago
Final Fantasy XIII-LR is an insult to turn based JRPG fans and the Final Fantasy name
ErryK  +   607d ago
That's what you think. Not everyone.
rextraordinaire  +   607d ago
Who goes for that game expecting a great story anyway? I think it was clear with XIII-2 that the story wasn't the main concern of that series.

From what I read n the review, I'll really enjoy the game. Sprawling environments, intense battle system and collectibles. That's all I need!

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