Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - E3 2013 Demo

Watch Lightning strike in the E3 2013 demo of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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devak108
devak108

What the f*** happened to Final Fantasy?  I remember when they used to be good games...

....vaguely.

leonA0
leonA0

XIII-2 had free world. wich everyone was bitching about on XIII.
2 controlable party members sure. but i liked raising monsters to fight with me and they kicked ass!
tons of minigames, something the series was missing.
Story had everything. Drama. Comedy. Love. it was imposible to not fell any emotion from it
the OST was some of the most beutifull OST's i heard in years. i listen to yuels theme and noels all the time. its a very memorable OST.
So many sidequests to keep you busy for a long time!
Costumes. Dlc misions all there!
Shoping is much more fun in this game then in the previou :D CHOCOBOCALINA
and i could continue the list. but people will just find something else to bitch about the game. and most of them have only played a demo or saw videos

leonA0
leonA0

FF XIII was honestly a disapointment. it wasnt a bad game... but it wasnt a final fantasy game.
FF XIII-2 was alot beter! i consider it one of my best games and its one of the very few  i have platinum thropy. anyone that says its crap etc etc il ignore them. PLAY THE HOLE GAME BEFORE SAYING ANYTHING.
FF XII-3 looks interesting but we shall see. the story seems good. they changed the story alot in XIII-2. a story that was alot beter. i wish to see how it continues

Lanzo86
Lanzo86

The steady decline of FF  games continue....Hopefully FFXV can break the trend .

fingers crossed 

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Didn't like XIII, because the story told via gameplay came accross boring and full of poor dialog, meanwhile the story told in the datalog was a lot more interesting, but if I wanted to read a book, I probably wouldn't pay £40-50 for it...

XIII-2 supposedly fixed a lot of problems, but having played the demo I noticed the battle system was still not to my liking and chose not to buy it. Now FFXIII-3 (that I was tempted to ignore altogether) looks to have a more interesting battle system, sadly another thing I disliked about XIII-2 was the change in design for some of the characters, It's like when SE make a sequel (remembering what they did with X-2) the first thing they do is strip the main characters, which was annoying since I thought Lightening had a pretty good design in the original.

I'll keep an eye on this game, giving the series another chance, since I'm interested in games (like Valkyrie Profile) that make gameplay elements out of time, but I'm still only 50/50 about it...

Lightning__Evil
Lightning__Evil

Can't wait for this game it looks awesome just like the others in the series. I will agree with those out there that the background music in this video wasn't all that great but other than that feel free to take your whining and complaining about the XIII saga to your blog or somewhere else. If you don't like the saga then don't play or comment on it :P

zombiecraze158
zombiecraze158

I don't think that's serah, i mean it doesn't even sound like her. Even if she is the reincarnation, yuel reincarnated and she still looked and talked the same....

IceDefenseGod
IceDefenseGod

I'm surprised how good this looks, I was kinda expecting this game to just be average.

ryangcnx-2
ryangcnx-2

I enjoyed XIII and XIII-2 but im also ready for them to move on. I am also not a fan of the new Action gameplay. If I want to play Devil May Cry I will go play devil may cry. I want the ATB or turn based for my FF, especially if the previous 2 entries used ATB!!

SKErwin
SKErwin

FF13-----------3 characters

FF13-2----------2 characters

FF13-3----------1 character

lol

SpikeSpeagal
SpikeSpeagal

Oh yay another piece of crap. FF-XIII was decent, FF-XII-2 was absolute shit, and now we have another absolute piece of shit called FF-XII-3. Look Square Enix you might as well just give us Versus XIII and end the XIII saga once and for all.


I know you feel you need to fix the past games which you admitted to fucking up on and damaging the brand, but the easiest way to keep from continuing to damage your brand is to stop making XIII games.


Hand us Versus XIII and A Realm Reborn then move on. Take my advice and save yourself.

kaiserdisco
kaiserdisco

looks really cool i cant wait to play it


mooooo99
mooooo99

looks so good. lightnings awesome!

Sunuva22
Sunuva22

looks cool like a whole different ff without having some sort of party members hopefully they conclude this series with this game and focus on some other final fantasy or even kingdom hearts : D wish they could release it late 2013 like i read sometime ago February is way to far away for me, but nonetheless can't wait to play!

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

Despite the hate that the Lighting Saga games get, I enjoyed both FF13 and 13-2. I'm very excited for Lighting Returns!

grimmy69
grimmy69

i never taught this day would come where i am not pushed about a new final fantasy game *sad face*

DarthTooth
DarthTooth

This just looks absolutely horrendous. The first thing I hear is this ear burning background music that sounds like a 9 year old playing the guitar over someone's ringtone. 

Then she says "I just spotted Snow, help me track him." That voice acting is just...... I assume she is talking to someone over a communicator and not to the player. It's not clear in the trailer, but if its a normal occurrence of her talking to herself then SquareEnix has now managed to make every single FFXIII character into shit.

"You can't be one of God's regular lackeys........CAN you....." This voice acting is the worst I've heard in a long time. I would rather they just went back to text boxes. I would be embarrassed to be play this game.

Arsonaire
Arsonaire

Am gonna absolutely enjoy this <3

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

<3 it! but I want VS and after that and the remake of FF7 go back to Knights and castles please!

sssb
sssb

What useless demo make me hate the game more and more, i'm thinking to get this but this demo make puke, SE must show us town, village or world map and fighting with some monster.

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I couldn't make it through XIII-2. It just bored me after a while. If this one fails to impress then I definitely won't be purchasing it. SE needs to move on. 

glodwenn
glodwenn

I am so sick of this damn FFXIII thanks to good useless MS lining there pockets they killed FF. This shit version was out this whole generation. They should just stop no more damn FFXIII it's shit. Move on to a real FF not this MS supported stuff...

toffifee
toffifee

Looking forward to this. They better move on to another world after this though. I want a REAL fantasy game a la FFIX.

meedokicky
meedokicky

the monster at the beginning reminds me of Azazel from Tekken 6.

idk it still doesn't look very exciting to me. maybe work a bit on the hit effects and make it more satisfying. it looks flashy and all but I still don't getting the feeling I am pwning somebody :P

link407
link407

I can't wait until Final Sci Fi goes back to being Final Fantasy.

zinten
zinten

Square... please move to a different world already. 

One of the great strength of  the final fantasy series was that with each sequel we could experience a different world with a different stories and different characters. 

Almost making those sequels like totally different games with just the final fantasy name, chocobos and moogles in common.


aortiz49
aortiz49

I'm not really too fond of this title. FF has gone quite a ways from what it was before back in the days of XIII. And current gen release for feb of 2014?? Where's the next gen Final Fantasy?? 

Karddii
Karddii

This series is dead to me, they've totally bastardized it. 

darkanimne
darkanimne

@devak108 change isn´t bad at all they just need to keep the essence what did famous FF in the past; the good plot and characters.

gespenst3
gespenst3

@devak108 more or less, change is inevitable, worst is the fear of change. just get used to it.

SKErwin
SKErwin

@leonA0 yeah, but the battle system still need to be fixed, the most important feature of a game

gespenst3
gespenst3

@leonA0 Every game has it's flaws doesn't automatically mean it sucks, and yes you can't really brand a game and it's sequels and being crap based on the prequel. 

h1221292h
h1221292h

@Lanzo86 though i really wish for his to be, I cant see it happen from the latest gameplay of DMC-FFXV hash 'n slash

IceDefenseGod
IceDefenseGod

Well said, sir. The ATB is the perfect system for RPGs, and it isn't like (real) DMC will ever get boring.

Jonas1151
Jonas1151

@SpikeSpeagal That is your opinion. I liked them both, and have played every final fantasy on their original release system. I do not mind that they try to aim for other gameplay to score with different  audience, it has to be done and as long as people like and buy their games, square enix shouldnt either.


Neither do i think they need to fix any previous error, since there are no errors to correct. The community still loved their games and buyed them.


As for versus like oChampion said, it is now FF XV, and this has a completely different combat system merely to please the people bitching about turn based systems, and because square enix probably is tired of repeating the same aproach.


Also a quick note to the people on here that seem to think that square enix is damaging their brands.... no, everything exept that. There will always be the 30% haters no matter where they go, there will never be a truce with the fans cause they come from around the entire globe. All they can do is please a part of them.


Sorry for my long comment but im tired of the people bitching about stuff they brought onto themselves. Always bitching until they get the game they want, then the rest starts bitching (not directed completely to your comment sir)


Also a quick notice Square Enix has so many games under their wing now, that they have games in any genre and any country. They wont die down, not any time soon. Majority wins.


R1KU
R1KU

@SpikeSpeagal the original XIII was an epic piece of crap, XIII-2 was way, WAY better and I for one cant wait to see if they've improved again.

Breyant
Breyant

@DarthTooth Ali Hillis is not a terrible voice actress. In fact, she is quite good. It's the dialogue and the forced "badass" voice they make her use.

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

@DarthTooth She was talking to Hope Estheim, who serves as the navigator-type in the game. Instead of assuming she's talking to herself, researching a bit before making a stupid comment like that would definitely help.

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

@link407 How on earth does this even look remotely "sci fi"...it's like a gothic fantasy lol. FFXIII was sort of sci-fi...then again, what do you think Final Fantasy VII was?

roganth
roganth

@Bayonetta2013 "Instead of assuming she's talking to herself..."

Let's read that again shall we?

"I assume she is talking to someone over her communicator..."