Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
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
Free Game demo on PSN
If you pre-ordered the game like I did and you have a PS3. Get the FREE game demo. Cause it lets you get a view and handle over the new controls, along with the opening scenes.
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!
Great game but buy the strategy guide
I am 3/13 game days in and I love this game. The battle style is unique and challenging but at the same time very functional once you get the hang of it. I see a lot of people say there is not enough time to do things, well that's a load of poohy. The use of a ability called Chronostasis gives you as little or as much time as you need as long as you keep fighting monsters to regain EP. (kinda like using TP in the first FF XIII). I will say that the game opens up way to fast and should be a bit more guided in the beginning which is why I would definitely recommend the strategy guide. I have been following along with it but I am always 2-3 side quests ahead of the guide. The Music and Graphics are superb much the same as the first two installments in the series. And the customization that you can put lightning through is fun and useful at the same time with each outfit having different stats and abilities. All together a great game continuing a great story.
If you like the Final Fantasy XIII series....
I would recommend playing this game to finish the story. I was looking forward to this game for multiple reasons. The first being this is the first Final Fantasy game to receive a direct second sequel. Second I liked the fact that square has decided to try out different ideas with their battling system this time around, also I just really like the XIII storyline. This game fell short of my expectations though. The game runs on a countdown clock and if you don't beat the game in the allotted time. You lose. Which takes away from a big part of the original appeal of the final fantasy games. Being able to explore the world and enjoy it at your own pace. Playing this I always feel rushed. I was however, very impressed with the new schema system, I really liked getting to see all of Lightnings different outfits and change her costume and weapons whenever I wanted. So in conclusion, If you really liked the Final Fantasy XIII or XIII-2 I say go for it. Otherwise, I'd save the $60.
The Grand Finale.
I simply couldn't wait for the February release date of Lightning Returns, so I imported the Japanese version. With 5 play throughs and 200+ hours under my belt, I can say that I absolutely love this game and I'm quite ecstatic to play it in English soon. The gameplay is fast and fun, plus, there's so much to toy around with since there are plenty of outfits, weapons, and abilities to choose from. Having absolute freedom to choose which areas to explore and in whichever order I wish to do so is a huge plus for me. The game has plenty of replay value as there are plenty of weapons, outfits, and side-quests to search for. Also, stats, weapons, outfits, and abilities all carry over from play through to play through, so, you can continually level up to your heart's content. I love the fact that the entire cast is back for one last hurrah. As a die-hard fan of the trilogy, I got a bit emotional when I reached the end of the game. It's been one heck of a journey. Honestly, the entire game feels like a huge "thank you" to fans who have been there since the beginning. :)
No Collector's Edition?
I know there is one being sold exclusively at the SE online store, but i think Gamestop should intervene and convince SE to let them sell the CE as well. Please, Gamestop, i really want this!
I hope there is a collector's edition. I would love to get a lightning statue with this game. I cant wait for it
I love Final Fantasy! The XIII series is by far my favorite out of all the Final Fantasy games. I just love the story, the characters, and the beautiful graphics. I also love the updated gameplay. Fast paced is always better haha. It's more realistic. I know that some people don't like it but a lot of people do love the Final Fantasy XIII series. Lightning Returns looks amazing and I can't wait to play it!! n_n
A Great Conclusion to the XIII Series
I have loved the Final Fantasy XIII series since the beginning. The story, the characters, the fast passed gameplay and the beautiful graphics have always made me love this series. I was excited that they were making Lightning Returns to continue where XIII-2 left off. I think that a lot of fans were left sad, confused and wanting more. Now, on to Lightning Returns haha. The overall story is interesting and the gameplay has improved from the last two games. I guess you can say that it is less confusing to others. I never found it confusing but I know that some people weren't used to the fast paced gameplay. It's nice because, in the real world no one would wait their turn to attack lol. Everything is much more darker in this game but it fits the theme and the story. I don't want to give away too much but this game is amazing and the ending makes everything that happened in XIII and XIII-2 worth it. Final Fantasy XIII is an underrated series that deserves so much more praise. I have played Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9 and 10 and to be honest the XIII series is my favorite. I just love it! Lightning Returns has absolutely no flaws. It's perfect!