Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Preview

Kevin VanOrd plays with Lightning but doesn't get burned nearly enough.

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ethos-evoss
ethos-evoss

what a shit crap graphic ??!? why it is not like that animation ? when it is game it look like between ps 2 and ps3 horrible 

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

lol they already have her wearing cloths she would never wear 

rsj2
rsj2

Since they have people animating them, I suppose those "umf, uhn, mrf" sounds are written into the script, and then some poor actor has to say them into a microphone, probably while reflecting on where exactly they took a wrong turn in their career.

penguinguyx
penguinguyx

What you describe as disengaging makes me even more intrigued to play this game.


I think you need to step back remember something: We learned almost nothing about Lightning in the first 2 games. The 2nd game added nothing to character development. The first game left me with more questions about Lightning than answers (all the other characters had more development).


Just the fact that Lightning is confused by her own lack of reaction says to me that the writers are leading to something, and it seems like we are finally going to get some answers.


It also seems to be that you might be mistaking nuance for lack of story/character.

finalfantasy94
finalfantasy94

I dont see the lack of emotion for lighting a big deal in this game cause as you said they give it a reason.I always liked her character from the previous games so I cant wait to see more of her.Though I hope more characters show up so she has someone to bounch off as instead of being alone all the time being serious.The combat looks fun.I just hope the being timed thing doesint leave a bad taste in my mouth.

toffifee
toffifee

@rsj2 I never got why japanese games have so many noises. It's annoying at best. I do love them despite that. :)

ThreeVo
ThreeVo

@penguinguyx   I hate to break it to you buddy, but the ending to this game was leaking AWHILE back over on dailymotion.


I wont go into detail, but in all honestly its absolute, convoluted nonsense / fan service.


Its was slightly apparent at the VERY last minute of 13,  it was pathetically apparent with all of 13-2  and its absolutely beyond a shadow of a doubt grotesquely apparent with the footage of 13-3s climax that this series was in no way shape or form, intended to be a trilogy from its initial inception. 


If i were a betting man, id say they had massive amounts of unused assets and spread them thin to milk out 2 sequels, story line written absolutely after the fact.  With just a bit of actual quality writting especially around the last quarter of 13,  there could have been complete and absolute closure to the game, but instead they opted for the 10-2 approach. 

finalfantasy94
finalfantasy94

@ThreeVo @penguinguyx 


I agree that if 13 ended with the first game it would have been a fine closure.In the end while I enjoyed 13-2 there was no need for it.It just opened more doors.

ThreeVo
ThreeVo

@penguinguyx @finalfantasy94 @ThreeVo  "Delve more into the character that many people, me included, wanted to know more about (Serah)"


Words escape me....     this simply must appeal to angsty teen agers i guess... its terribly written and complete fluff.


How in gods name of all the characters that were provided in 13....  you actually wanted to know about sarah of all people... i mean really,  i do not understand.


If you dont think 13-3 is fan service, and is instead a genuine extension to a well thought out trilogy then this wont go anywhere.. 


enjoy yourself.

penguinguyx
penguinguyx

@finalfantasy94 @ThreeVoI liked both games. And I think you can argue that with any good game that there is no need for a sequel. 

So what was the point of 13-2? To me it seemed like they wanted to take the world of 13 and expand it. Delve more into the character that many people, me included, wanted to know more about (Serah). As well as explore more of Gran Pulse. 

The result? For me, it was even better than the first in many (but not all) respects. And overall, I enjoyed 13-2 more than 13.

As for 13-3. It is clear from the ending of 13-2 that they were planning part 2 and 3 from around the same time. I'm thinking something like BTTF. 

13-3 returns to the character we know least about. The gameplay has gotten some really good early review. The story sounds interesting to me, particularly in view of the earlier parts. 

I'm looking forward to this game, and I completely disagree that they opted for the "10-2 approach." 13-2 is hardly fan service, at least not in what I'd expect from fan service. 13-3 on the other hand...

But, considering I like 13 and I liked 13-2 more, I'm feeling good about 13-3.