Final Fantasy 13: Lighting Returns Battle System

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#1 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74433 posts) -

Here is a video explaining it. Impressed?

http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/01/23/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-battle-system

#2 Posted by Archangel3371 (16209 posts) -

I downloaded the demo for the 360 but haven't tried it yet. Regardless this is an automatic purchase for me as I really enjoyed the first two games and I want to see how this storyline turns out.

#3 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74433 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

I downloaded the demo for the 360 but haven't tried it yet. Regardless this is an automatic purchase for me as I really enjoyed the first two games and I want to see how this storyline turns out.

same here, i actually thought the secone was the better one tbh

#4 Posted by wiouds (5520 posts) -

After playing the second, I think I will skipped it.

#5 Edited by Randolph (10542 posts) -

I liked the first game. I have liked it less and less with time, but it wasn't bad at all.

I despised the second game, it was a mess. It was boring, and much of the changes they made were actually for the worse. I didn't like the non-linearity, I didn't like the grindy nature of things, I didn't like the time mechanic, (which seemed like a convenient excuse to heavily recycle the exact same handful of assets over and over) I always despise any mechanic that involves capturing and utilizing monsters in battle by default, and the enemies just poofing into existence became incredibly aggravating in the end game and some of the narrow areas where they just keep spawning in right on top of me, dragging into me into constant long and repetitive fights against typical JRPG end game damage sponges.

It was death by paper cut, just a thousand flaws adding up until I couldn't stand it anymore.

Lightning Returns looks like nothing but a vehicle for fan service DLC so they can squeeze a few extra bucks out of their very poorly aging Crystal Engine that they wasted far too much time and money making during the disastrous development cycle of the original FFXIII.

#6 Posted by nicecall (528 posts) -

not sure about this... i haven't had much fun in FF since X. but yet I keep buying them hoping to find something good.

#7 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -

Doubt I'll get this. I've never cared about the character of Lightning or the world and lore of FFXIII, so I don't see why I should get interested in this.

#8 Posted by Bigboi500 (31309 posts) -

I agree with Randolph, the first game wasn't so bad, but the second one was a nightmare that I didn't finish. I suppose I should get back to it though before I play the third.

#9 Posted by huerito323 (1380 posts) -

would i have to play the first 2 to understand this game? I just saw some gameplay footage and I am very intrigued. Looks pretty cool to me.

#10 Posted by Evil_Saluki (4949 posts) -

Not reading not spoiling anything!

I just finished 13-2 which I enjoyed. I would of played it sooner but I forgot it existed. It's good in a way cause i'm still fresh to it in my memory for the follow up.

Shame I think Sarah has grown on me more then ligntning... Would prefer "Serah returns" just cause she's not as obvious a hero as Lightning, and the way she was starting to shape up, until zomg she deads!

#11 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74433 posts) -

@Evil_Saluki said:

Not reading not spoiling anything!

I just finished 13-2 which I enjoyed. I would of played it sooner but I forgot it existed. It's good in a way cause i'm still fresh to it in my memory for the follow up.

Shame I think Sarah has grown on me more then ligntning... Would prefer "Serah returns" just cause she's not as obvious a hero as Lightning, and the way she was starting to shape up, until zomg she deads!

It was a big cliffhanger for sure

#12 Posted by gamingqueen (31076 posts) -

I'll get it when it's cheap. Final Fantasy games are still better than a million jrpg the industry churns from time to time. It has

#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74433 posts) -

@gamingqueen said:

I'll get it when it's cheap. Final Fantasy games are still better than a million jrpg the industry churns from time to time. It has

True, but there are still other great JRPG's out there, like Ni No Kuni and Persona 4 Golden. Hell even Pokemon is awesome

#14 Edited by gamingqueen (31076 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@gamingqueen said:

I'll get it when it's cheap. Final Fantasy games are still better than a million jrpg the industry churns from time to time. It has

True, but there are still other great JRPG's out there, like Ni No Kuni and Persona 4 Golden. Hell even Pokemon is awesome

Oh I lovwe Ni No Kuni! was crying towards the end because I didn't want it to end! But how often do we get jrpgs as good as Ni No Kuni?

#15 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74433 posts) -

@gamingqueen said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@gamingqueen said:

I'll get it when it's cheap. Final Fantasy games are still better than a million jrpg the industry churns from time to time. It has

True, but there are still other great JRPG's out there, like Ni No Kuni and Persona 4 Golden. Hell even Pokemon is awesome

Oh I lovwe Ni No Kuni! was crying towards the end because I didn't want it to end! But how often do we get jrpgs as good as Ni No Kuni?

We got Tales of Xillia aswell, but yeah you are right that we don't get a lot of them

#16 Edited by Metamania (12025 posts) -

I played the demo and tried out the battle system. It has a lot of potential, but I don't like the idea of a game that forces you to rush through it because of time becoming a factor against you. I'd rather take my time with a role-playing game than having to worry about beating the clock. I'm sure that there are ways to make time be in your favor though. I'll have to rent it.

#17 Posted by SpiderLuke (597 posts) -

I played the demo for 13-2 and 13-3. I want really hard to get into it but it just feels like I am going through linear corridors constantly. I still say to myself I should give it a chance and that it probably would be cheap to start with the first anyways.