Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
A Lightning of many styles and powers!
What souls will you rescue or even doom, I hope their is a Collectors Edition because I will straight out buy it to complete my collection of all three!
I'm going to be honest.
I felt that at the end of FFXIII the story was wrapped up pretty well and didn't need FFXIII-2 but at the same time I enjoyed playing the installment. So I am looking forward to Lighting Returns. I am not expecting a amazing or mind-blowing experience but I am expecting it to be a very enjoyable experience for fans of the thirteen saga like myself.
I love Final Fnatasy, and I really can not wait until Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (aka FF13-2). I've been waiting for this. This trilogy is a MUST.
WHAT AGAIN!! STOP PROCRASTINATING ON THIS
This game looks really great but i wont be buying it. I might borrow it from a friend an play but wont buy it because I'm tired of square enix beating around the bush with this. The original creator of FF7 said he wont be making another FF7 based game which is ridiculous because thats what EVERYONE wants not his freakin outfit but an entire game. make it to where cloud and lightning meet up some how after this title has been released i dont care, but got dangit do something all the stories after FF10 to me personally have been poor they dont catch my attention any more an i literally fall asleep playing the games now. I was an accidental RPG player i didnt know what an rpg was when i first played FF7 back in '97, I was 12 . I liked story games and fighting (megaman legends 1&2, xenogears, legend of dragoon , rival schools, street fighter, etc) and FF7 had me hooked the moment I turned it on, I could not put my controller down. It was too good so tell me WHY.......would you not want to make bookoo / oodles / craploads / insane amounts of money of f of bringing cloud strife back into the scene? you would have people camping outside (I wouldnt be i'd still wait) of the gamestores everywhere to get their hands on the first copies of something like that plus having all the characters in the game as well (barret, tifa, yuffy, vincent, cid, redXIII, the cat bot, rufus an the gang, man just all the characters) then make it playable with friends (2 on the console: maybe) 4 player online O....M....G.....0_0.......Everyone young an old would buy and play that game HANDS DOWN!!! NO CONTEST
Let's not repeat the same mistakes...
When I first heard that Lightning Returns is coming out, I was really mad at myself because I realized that I had to buy another FF13 game to finish the story. Honestly I love Square but I really feel they're losing their touch after they got their Enix. I really feel that this game won't be a pefect 10 or a solid 9, I just hope this game does better than an 8. Square really let themselves go and I think they realize that they have to kick themselves back to the company that they used to be.
FF13 was not one of their best games. The story wasn't the best of the series. The new battle system was left to be desired. The auto-battle option was basically the only thing I pressed (with a few exceptions). I'm not going to lie to myself by saying that it is better to manually choose your attacks when it is faster to just do auto-battle and get the same skills. The paradigm system was interesting though in that you could give characters different roles to play rather than having only one dedicated healer or spellcaster. The worst thing about the game was that it was 85% linear. FF13-2 fixed that but they forgot the most important thing. Story... The story is probably the main thing you think of when you say Final Fantasy and I feel Square is forgetting that since the story in 13-2 consisted of moving on to the next world with little character development. The main plot for FF games are getting worse after 10 in my honest oppinion. The paradigm battle system was perfected in FF13-2 but it still isn't the best battle system.
Let's look at Lightning Returns. Theres an interesting mechanic in the game that deals with time, the majora's mask mechanic. I hope this will help elevate the gameplay. The battle system is now more of an action rpg like tales or crisis core. They're ditching the paradigm system they were perfecting to add a new style of play that is rarely seen from square, a risky move. From the gameplay videos it looks impressive but nonetheless it's not true to Final Fantasy, thus Lightning Returns appears first in the title saying this is not a traditional game. I really hope that this game will do well and try not to make the same mistakes. I feel like the gameplay won't be linear but I feel the story is kind of a gamble. With lightning as the only player you'll play as, I don't know how the story will evolve with only one character. Lightning already developed in the first game but how will she do it again? Anyways I'm getting this game with hopes that this game will show that Square has got their fire back. I hope Square will do their best on this game and FF15.
Back to Final Fantasy
When I had first played Final Fantasy XIII, I admit that I was disappointed with how linear it was. I missed the ability to just travel around a world map like in the older games. But the story and characters made up for this. And despite the stigma of FFX-2, SE impressed me with the direct sequel of XIII. [Even if Serah was a little annoying. ]
Lightning Returns looks as if it's going to be a fantastic game. With its beautiful graphics, returning characters, story-line, and updated battle-system, this game has a lot of promise to (hopefully) finish up this arc in Final Fantasy history.
The story began with 13 days and now it ends with 13 days. The new battle system looks like it will be an improvement over the previous ones. Less linear than before hopefully. All in all, I am going to love this game. Square Enix hasn't let me down yet.
so like im really thrilled that they released this. Being as FFVII is my favorite storyline/ps1 game the pre-order bonus for the Cloud Strife Costume DLC was the main reason i preordered this. Besides the fact that I was planning on getting the game since square enix released a preview of this new title and its gameplay. I think it'l be phenominal and it's a tribute to the biggest game title in the Final Fantasy series
YYYESSS!!!! FINALLY GameStop gets word of the release date!! I've been watching and reading everything about this game and I can't wait for it to come out!!! I love all of the Final Fantasy games, and yeah, many of them have their faults, but you can't please everyone, right?? I especially liked Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, but I was very upset with how the last one ended until I finally saw (and it took some time to do the requirements for it) the secret ending at the end of the game. I'm still trying to get over Lightning's costume, but I have seen different outfits she can use, so as soon I can, I'm changing that outfit. I'll make sure to preorder and take the day off from work for this game. XD
I hope there is a collector's edition. I would love to get a lightning statue with this game. I cant wait for it