Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Over the long course of the Final Fantasy franchise there hasn’t been a set of games more divisive than the Final Fantasy XIII set. While a number of people took issue with the first Final Fantasy XIII, I found it to be a nice change of pace thanks to its brand new gameplay mechanics. Now we have the third game in the Final Fantasy XIII series, Lightning Returns. With a large set of changes to the gameplay, including a counter, and the focus on Lightning alone, is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII worth your time?"