TechDeville: The Final Fantasy XIII team is fully ready to reveal the new direction for Lightning’s Saga according to a brand new page on the game’s official website.
A "New direction"? XIII-3 isn't exactly a new direction--assuming it's XIII-3 and not a spin off featuring Lightning.
I quite like lightning, I don't mind if they release another one, but I think they should stop there.
Seeing as they explicitly say "Producer, Director and Art director", I believe I'm going to nail my prediction: it won't be FF13-3, and it won't be PS360. I want to see what "new direction" they take.
Hopefully it's a good direction and not a borefest.
Enough of this emo characters SE! Make a FF game that has its roots on FF VI for a change, damn it! Stop cloning FF VII for once. FF VIII, FF X, FF X-2, FF XII, FF XIII, FF XIII-2, FF Type-0 & FF Versus XIII? For once make a plot driven game.
Yeah...You're not too bright. VIII and X had some nice plots about them if you paid any level of attention, and I'm not sure you know what Emo means and none of them have the same plot line as VII.
Ja! FF VI & FFVII are the pinacle of what made Squaresoft great its all down hill from there. even SE admits it. FFVII basic formula has been cloned to death because it was a gold mine. but that gold mine has ran out.
IX and X disagree with you. Lots of people liked X as well and Square's even remaking it! I didn't like XIII but my problem there was with the gameplay, not with Lightning. Type-0 is a unique title on it's own merits as well. Especially since the main cast are still in their military organization. I'm also curious as to how you know Versus XIII is a clone of VII. You must explain this to me. You're gonna have to tell me how they keep recreating the same plot when they aren't.
Just let FF13 go already and focus on making a game worthy of the Final Fantasy title. Wish we had these sort of sequels back when there were more interesting main characters.. FF5-FF9 all worthy of decent sequels.
enough with this crap square enix ENOUGH !!! give me my fcking versus and KH3 already FFS western gamers dont give a fck for 13 saga anfter the massive fail 13 was. omg nerd raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaage
I don't think this is going to be something as high profile as XIII-3, I think it's going to be some sort of spin-off. "Key members", not the whole team, the saga of "key character Lightning", a "new direction" for the saga, hmmm, all sounds very spin-offy. Which is sort of annoying. I just want XIII-3.
The url of the website is finalfantasyXIII-3thegame.com so this is FFXIII-3.
Ay? The url is Finalfantasy13thegame.com It's just the website for all things FF13.
Whoops. I'm wrong. I could have sworn I saw a 13-3 on that page.
If their new direction is putting the game on 1 console, the PS3, then great I am sure that will return the game to it's high quality standard. The worst thing Square Enix did with the FF13 games was putting them on multiple platforms. It's clear that they just aren't able to deliver a high quality FF game on multiple platform so please just stop trying to reach the 360 audience. Guess what, the 360 audience simply doesn't care enough for JRPGs. To be clear I said JRPGs, not RPGS. Square Enix's attempt at reaching a bigger audience has just run the FF brand into the ground with these games that are just half as good as they should have been. Ultimately, this company has ended up cheating it's loyal customers out of a great FF game and the extra exposure on the 360 has just lead to increased hatred for the company. Anyone who has a 360 and wanted to play a JRPG probably owns a PS3 too.
Actually its problly the region that dosent care for the 360 XIII in America sold a good million comapred to Europe and JApans conter part. Granted 360 is dead in the water in JApan. I played FFXIII and XIII-2 on 360 and thought they were both great. If XIII-3 stays multiplat ill be gettin it on 360 even tho I also own a PS3.
JRPG dont sells on the xbox remake lost odyssey for the ps3 and check the numbers in asia and europe but no..it came only on the xbox and sold crap same for blue dragon these games would sold ten times more on the ps3
See you are a 360 gamer that likes JRPG and low and behold you also own a PS3. Thats my whole point, people that like JRPG will most likely own a PS3 too.
Please, SE. Don't pretend that there was a Lightning Saga to begin with. Case in point: though I know FFXIII-2 was better than XIII, it wasn't wanted by the majority of FF fans to begin with; it wasn't even anticipated and hoped for. SE is like a bit dillusional here, thinking that FFXIII was a masterpiece when it clearly wasn't and isn't. You can disagree all you want, but I know this is the truth.
First off, it's been explained that Lightning was integral to the entire FNC even before XIII-2 came out. Second, believe it or not, but there are people who actually DID want XIII-2, though I'm certain they would all have preferred it if the content of XIII-2 had been in XIII in the first place(not that the XIII-2 we got would have meshed very well with XIII). As for being delusional, I believe you're the only one. Square Enix hasn't acted like XIII was a masterpiece. They've acted like they created a project that needs to be completed, and a significant number of fans are still interested enough in the project that they feel they should continue. It's fine if you don't like XIII or anything about it, and it's fine if you assert that MANY others feel the same way. But you can't know that a MAJORITY do or don't like XIII, its sequel, and the prospect of more content. And don't even start on the "It's holding back Versus" angle, since the two titles are and have been developed by different teams.
@Hicken,WELL SAID(commented) you always know the right things to say when people make negative comments about FF-XIII.
XIII series despite the hate was pretty good IMO it was diffrent and had its flaws but I like it better than XII. Most of its hate way Over exaggerated like its unplayable. I think most of the Hate comes from ppl being hyped on VersusXIII(im also excited for it) and its changes from past games. BUt XIII is still a good series its close to 10million copies for a reason. Personally I need a proper end to lightnings saga theres no way it gonna be over with "to Be continued". Im hoping this new diercton for XIII-3 will let me have control over more than 2 chracters like the original XIII.
I read somthing about a fps game with her in it sounds crazy it mite be true
coming from Japan it will probably FF Xtreme Volleyball. I sorta want it.. lol.
9.6 millions is a lot. Im confident the next game wont be called XIII-3, but have a subtitle of its own.
Hopefully the direction is out the door so we can move onto some new FF? :P
Out of all the great FF characters and they decided to keep making games based round this bland, boring b*tch Jesus christ come on Square....she's a FF13 realted character which is the game majoirty of FF fans hate. Do the math.
Lightning is actually one of the most Popular FF characters. Even you don't like the game you should realize that.
LOL...no shes not Ligtning...popular She really isn't
Sorry to burst your bubble AsheXII but she isn't popular, not by a long shot. If you were to line up most of the FF chracters and then rank them she, alongside other FF13 characters would come at the bottom, she might beat characters from FF1-4 but thats only because not many people remember them like they do with Lightning. Maybe it's blind love since you must obviously love the game but she isn't popular. Even if you love the game you should realise that.
Very well said -Omega May I just point out that the disagrees are obviosly just FF13 fans who can't handle the truth that there "beloved" Lightning is just a crap character. So disagree all you want, it dosen't make her character any better.
Yeah because people can't have differing opinions. Lightning isn't my favorite character, but there are people that think she is a good character. Just because you think she is "crap" doesn't mean shit to anyone else. Stop being a conceited douche acting like your opinions are superior to everyone elses.
NICE & TRUTHFUL COMMENT!
Lightning is awesome. That said her saga ended after FF13. It was a perfect story that ended wonderfully. 13-2 was fun and added stuff we missed in 13 but suffered (imo) due to trying to shoehorn it into 13. It wouldve done better as new FF (or new game) focusing on Noel. Lightning was badass in it but the story was crap. Coulda been a great seperate game. Oh well a new FF game and a new jrpg (or action rpg) is cause for celebration in my book. Id love 13-3 to be action-y and play like Kingdom Hearts or Dissidia in particular. That would be a match made in heaven.
Noel Kreiss is the type of male lead (personality wise) the series has been sorely missing since Final Fantasy X.
I like lightning too, she has been quite memorable for me..(jap VA) Last time I liked a female lead was Terra from FF6. The others were just meh. Well maybe Tifa.. but I didnt really notice her til advent children movie..
I can't wait to here more. I was pissed that Lightning wasn't a playable character and had little screen time. I wan't Lightning to be the main character in the sequal because I like the character.
I personally like the FF character Lightning & to me she's definitely a memorable FF character of this time & I've played all FF games except the MMO's & Lightning is a favorite among fans of the XIII world,I really liked FF-XIII but XIII-2 was meh,hopefully if this is a new game they'll have Lightning through the entire game with summons & human fighters to recruit instead of monsters & a better story if so I'm definitely buying this!! This would be awesome also if this was a cgi movie.
How about directions to her grave. That would be great.
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