If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the Forum Rules. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
Welcome to RPGamer's new forums running under Vanilla Forums! If you're run into any odd or strange issues after our software migration please see this thread for details

Lightning Returns in a Trailer

Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/ReviewerRPGamer Staff
edited January 2013 in Latest Updates
The first footage of Lightning's promised return to consoles has been released. Check here to see the creed that Square Enix has applied to the next game in the Final Fantasy XIII series.

[ Story ]
"My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes."
Twitter: severinmira | Xbox Live: Severin Mira | PSN: severinmira (EU), severin-US (US) | NNID: severinmira | Skype: severinmk
Final Fantasy XIV: Sevirain Kristinger (Leviathan)
«1

Comments

  • retrodragonretrodragon Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    More Lighting= good thing.
    Playing: Wild Arms 3, Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning, Star Ocean First Departure
    www.retrodragon.wordpress.com
  • freykinfreykin Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    I'm torn on this. On the one hand, I really like Lightning as a character, and the gameplay looks like fun. However, I got burned real bad on the ending of XIII-2, and I'm not sure it's worth the risk again. Figure I'll wait for a review here instead of pre-ordering like I usually do with FF titles.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited December 2012
    I'll be getting it, just because it interests me, and because from the way it looks it will be the end of the FFXIII games (hopefully).
    User Database Check
    Pages cleared: 98
    Users cleared: 2940
    Current Year: 2010
    Spammer-Banning Battle Theme: You Will Know Our Names
    Number of Spammers banned: At least 2000 at this point.
  • hoktomasterhoktomaster Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    Well I cant wait for it to come out and... that will be?
    I wouldn't even bother to Eat that coz your already dead

    My Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/hoktoshinkenmaster
    My Livestream http://www.twitch.tv/hoktomaster
  • LOLOttertardLOLOttertard Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    Hope it doesn't have those Hands of Time puzzles...
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    More Lighting= good thing.
    Lighting is good. I like lighting. As for Lightning...meh, she's a near perfect clone of my step-sister (including the attitude). I just can't get into her.
  • ironmageironmage chaotic neutral observer SaskatoonFull Members
    edited December 2012
    freykin said:
    Figure I'll wait for a review here instead of pre-ordering like I usually do with FF titles.
    Me as well. I didn't think that FF13 was quite good enough to deserve a sequel, and I'm not really sure why they're making a third. I want it to be good, but I'm going to wait.
    Simba B said:
    Hope it doesn't have those Hands of Time puzzles...
    You're not kidding. After playing through a couple of those, I figured it would be faster if I just wrote a python script to brute-force solve them for me. It's a bad sign when a mini-game is that irritating...
    Only the livin' have the privilege of sayin' they'll fight ta the last breath.
    And words like conviction and resolve don't mean much to a dead man...
    --Raven (Tales of Vesperia)
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    I didn't think that FF13 was quite good enough to deserve a sequel, and I'm not really sure why they're making a third.
    Yay for money.
  • HeideggerHeidegger New Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    I'm digging her redesign, but nothing short of a combat system overhaul will persuade me to purchase XIII-3. Also, those sunglasses are ridiculous.
  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited December 2012
    Can't tell whether this game is purposely trying to invoke the surrealist look of the pre-rendered backgrounds in the PS1 Final Fantasy games (FFVIII in particular) or it's just being made on a budget.
  • scorpio_7scorpio_7 Tactic's Ogre I choose u! Full Members
    edited December 2012
    ironmage said:
    Me as well. I didn't think that FF13 was quite good enough to deserve a sequel, and I'm not really sure why they're making a third. I want it to be good, but I'm going to wait.

    I agree, I don't understand why this game has gotten a sequel and a spinoff. The only reasoning I can think of is that they are milking the game engine/battle system for everything they can get.

    Square Enix.... it's time to move on.
  • SlayerSlayer Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    ...Square Enix.... it's time to move on...
    ---
    I agree. I want something else.
    But, I would like to try this battle system.
  • RealityCheckedRealityChecked Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    I really want to not buy this game. It reinforces bad developer behavior.
  • retrodragonretrodragon Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    Lighting is good. I like lighting. As for Lightning...meh, she's a near perfect clone of my step-sister (including the attitude). I just can't get into her.
    hehehe you got me. Just for that I"m not going to edit my typo. You will just have to live with the missing "n" for all time:)
    Playing: Wild Arms 3, Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning, Star Ocean First Departure
    www.retrodragon.wordpress.com
  • scorpio_7scorpio_7 Tactic's Ogre I choose u! Full Members
    edited December 2012
    I probably should not post in this thread again, as I already expressed my opinion.

    But as I search the web for FF Type-O information... I find myself lost in understanding the direction of Square-Enix.

    I have to wonder why a fresh new title like Type-O... was not localized. And all this work is being put into "Lightning Returns" (Please just let ff13 die). It fuels my fear that this company is moving away from rpg's and trying to jump into the action game market... where it simply does not belong.

    Meh... sorry for the rant lol.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited December 2012
    I have a feeling they never localized Type-0 because they felt the PSP market was dead (which it kinda is). In other words, we didn't get it just because people don't like the PSP in the US.
    User Database Check
    Pages cleared: 98
    Users cleared: 2940
    Current Year: 2010
    Spammer-Banning Battle Theme: You Will Know Our Names
    Number of Spammers banned: At least 2000 at this point.
  • TaikaTaika Member Full Members
    edited December 2012
    Yeah, I don't get why they're making so many sequels of this game of all games. I sure miss the old days when I could get really excited about FF.

    Maybe they should port Type-0 to a system people use. It looked more intriguing.
  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited December 2012
    This game looks like it's almost completely different from FFXIII though, with only a few recurring characters in an new setting and a vastly modify battle system. It almost looks like the difference between Raidou Kuzunoha and Nocturne.

    I mean yeah, of course they could take it even further and remove all references to FFXIII and create a new engine for it, but this is 2012, where any new AAA game practically requires two sequels reusing the same engine/art assets to make a decent profit. Square Enix have finally learned what more budget-conscious Atlus worked out 10 years ago (although still can't seem to turn a profit, for whatever reason).
  • coyotecraftcoyotecraft Full Members
    edited December 2012
    Yeah stepping back the FFXIII games seem so disconnected. I see Lightning as more of a poster girl. They put her on the cover of FFXIII and made her the focus of the game trailers. But she was more of a foil to help develop the other characters in the first game. Then she got a completely different fantasy knight outfit but only played a behind the scenes role in FFXIII-2 with Noel and Sara as the main characters; but Lightning was on the cover anyways.

    It's like Vaan in FFXII. He didn't play a major role in the story but he ended up in FFTA2 and FFXII Revenant Wings. Why?
  • mooserockamooserocka New Member Full Members
    edited January 2013
    HONESTLY sqare is HORRIBLE. OK lets pick the WORST final fantasy of all time. LEts make a sequal ok then lets beat a dead horse of the worst rpg since quest 64 and make ANOTHER sequal. Square what are you doing. Please stop making ff 13 and move on to ff 15 thank you.
  • mooserockamooserocka New Member Full Members
    edited January 2013
    Its ok a rant is needed. THEY need to let ff 13 DIE. IT was terrible stop beating a dead horse you cand make a horrible game good.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited January 2013
    I thought it was a good game. Certainly not worse than FF3 IMO.
    User Database Check
    Pages cleared: 98
    Users cleared: 2940
    Current Year: 2010
    Spammer-Banning Battle Theme: You Will Know Our Names
    Number of Spammers banned: At least 2000 at this point.
  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    edited January 2013
    Having played games like Agarest Zero there's no way I'd call XIII a bad game :P but I'd probably call it mediocre. I can understand them wanting to get the most out of the battle system, however, which is I think is the game's strongest point.

    I think I agree with coyotecraft, unfortunately the way they seem to be doing that has resulted to three linked but not-really-linked games. At least with Revenant Wings it appeared to me to be much more of a spin-off (with different platform and vastly different battle system), and they made him the "proper" lead at least in that one. Not that the game didn't have other issues though.
    "My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes."
    Twitter: severinmira | Xbox Live: Severin Mira | PSN: severinmira (EU), severin-US (US) | NNID: severinmira | Skype: severinmk
    Final Fantasy XIV: Sevirain Kristinger (Leviathan)
  • AncientRuneAncientRune Member Full Members
    edited January 2013
    I firmly believe the Gust/Compile Heart/Idea Factory games are made to be a parody of extreme tropes in jrpg's and to a very distinct audience so i dont compare them to AAA games like FF XIII. XIII was just a failure in just about every way even though it was being made in a very serious fashion
  • VulpesRexVulpesRex New Member Full Members
    edited January 2013
    Objective merits of the game aside, FFXIII was the first Final Fantasy game that I did not care to finish. The story felt uninspired, and I found very little personal empathy with any of the characters. Didn't bother with FFXIII-2.

    Would prefer to see Squeenix focus its efforts on a next-gen remake of FF7, or even a trip back to Ivalice for The Adventures of Balthier. Or, maybe Chrono3?
  • ChickenGodChickenGod Overdosing Heavenly Bliss Moderators
    edited January 2013
    What boggles my mind the most about the whole 13 trilogy is how different each game is/will be from one another. On one hand you have the fairly linear, story/ character driven dungeon crawler in FF13. 13-2 went off into its own time traveling world with heavy Pokemon elements and was filled with sidequests and other silly nonsense. Finally, 13-3 sounds like its going to be this odd rogue-like with heavy time restrictions and a focus on resolving or making sense of 13-2's story. Not mention each game has taken away more and more human party members.

    Dunno, it just seems silly to me that the developers at Square appear to be trying to please the latest audience they upset with each of these games. Never mind that there were people out there who liked FF13, or maybe 13-2 fixed things up for others and they would like to have a more refined follow up. Why does an FF series within an FF have to follow the core franchise's mantra of changing things so drastically? From my perspective FF13 already has a terrible reputation, and there's not much Square can do to make up for that regardless of what changes they make. They've got fans of the original game like me opting not to buy 13-3, which is sad.
    "Looks like Teach just got tenure!" - Teach
  • VulpesRexVulpesRex New Member Full Members
    edited January 2013
    I hate to say it, but Square Enix has become the EA of the jRPG world. To quote Big Al from Toy Story 2: Anything for a buck, buck, buck! Any projects not guaranteed to become AAA best sellers will never get a greenlight. Something experimental and awesome like a Chrono Trigger would never get made in today's environment. Problem with the industry in general, yes. But some companies are worse than others.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited January 2013
    VulpesRex said:
    I hate to say it, but Square Enix has become the EA of the jRPG world. To quote Big Al from Toy Story 2: Anything for a buck, buck, buck! Any projects not guaranteed to become AAA best sellers will never get a greenlight. Something experimental and awesome like a Chrono Trigger would never get made in today's environment. Problem with the industry in general, yes. But some companies are worse than others.
    I don't think that's actually Square Enix's problem. Hell, XIII-2 was basically Chrono Trigger on goofy juice.

    Square Enix has a lot of problems, but an unwillingness to experiment isn't one of them. In fact, too much experimentation leading to a lack of focus is a more obvious problem with XIII-2 and XIII-3.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • coyotecraftcoyotecraft Full Members
    edited January 2013
    Ocelot said:
    I don't think that's actually Square Enix's problem. Hell, XIII-2 was basically Chrono Trigger on goofy juice.

    Square Enix has a lot of problems, but an unwillingness to experiment isn't one of them. In fact, too much experimentation leading to a lack of focus is a more obvious problem with XIII-2 and XIII-3.
    Modeling it after a past success like Chrono Trigger doesn't sound very experimental. I enjoyed FFXIII-2, but the DLC and the first game kept me from enjoying it. I betting this next one will be a lot like Dirge of Cerberus.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited January 2013
    coyotecraft said:
    Modeling it after a past success like Chrono Trigger doesn't sound very experimental. I enjoyed FFXIII-2, but the DLC and the first game kept me from enjoying it. I betting this next one will be a lot like Dirge of Cerberus.
    Nahh, it'll be like Crisis Core.
    User Database Check
    Pages cleared: 98
    Users cleared: 2940
    Current Year: 2010
    Spammer-Banning Battle Theme: You Will Know Our Names
    Number of Spammers banned: At least 2000 at this point.
Sign In or Register to comment.