If you had told me Final Fantasy XIII would end up being a trilogy back when the original game was announced in 2006, I would have said, “You’re crazy!” But here we are, seven years later with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the third game in the series. I will admit that I came into this game with a bit of trepidation; I mean, who wouldn’t with all the changes being made to the Final Fantasy staple – changes that included an open world design, a single playable character, or the abandonment of a traditional battle system. Also, to address the elephant in the room, this is largely a sequel of a sequel that many did not ask for. It certainly does not make someone very enthusiastic. But in a surprise turn of event, I am here to tell you that it is because of all these changes, Lightning Returns exceeds almost all of my expectations and concludes as the most entertaining title in the Final Fantasy XIII saga.