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Catch Up on Lightning's Earlier Adventures

Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/ReviewerRPGamer Staff
edited February 2014 in Latest Updates
Square Enix has produced a handy video for those wishing to get a refresher on the events in the games preceding Lightning Returns. For added artistic effect, it has been done in the retro style.

[ Still waiting on original Klingon version :( ]
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  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited January 2014
    All that video does is make me wish for a new retro-style FF game.
  • ironmageironmage chaotic neutral observer SaskatoonFull Members
    edited January 2014
    Forget about HD remakes, I want a 16-bit remake of FF13.

    ...but if anything, this trailer has cemented my decision to wait on 13-3. That abridged version of 13-2's plot didn't exactly evoke fond memories.
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  • RealityCheckedRealityChecked Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Not sure whether to take this as a respectful gesture or a slap to the face, but either way it was kinda cool to see. Ultros was a nice touch.
  • AngelonightAngelonight Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    That was hilarious. And now I don't have to finish 13-2 so I can jump right in to 13-3 on the 11th.
    And the 16bit graphics was a nice touch, gives it that nostalgic touch.
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  • watcherwatcher Veteran RPGamer Full Members
    edited February 2014
    I would have liked the first game a lot more if it was in that style. I keep saying that classic style games with 32-bit 2D graphics could be made cheap for decent profits, but Squeenix has been graphics focused for quite some time, so I think some indies will have to do it. Also, apply the same thing to a Secret of Mana style game with local or online multiplayer capabilities and someone would make solid coin.
  • SandySandy Final Fanatic Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Square-Enix is once again using nostalgia to market their new game. It's kind of sad that nostalgia is the only value besides shiny graphics that the FF-series has anymore...

    But hey, I can live on that a while longer. :P
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2014
    watcher said:
    I would have liked the first game a lot more if it was in that style. I keep saying that classic style games with 32-bit 2D graphics could be made cheap for decent profits, but Squeenix has been graphics focused for quite some time, so I think some indies will have to do it. Also, apply the same thing to a Secret of Mana style game with local or online multiplayer capabilities and someone would make solid coin.
    Actually, the Bravely series is exactly Squeenix's attempt to produce some classic-style RPGs with lower development costs. It's more than 32 bit, but I love the way the graphics turned out.

    The retro recap of XIII-2 cracked me up. They almost made that story make sense! Almost.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited February 2014
    Ocelot said:
    Actually, the Bravely series is exactly Squeenix's attempt to produce some classic-style RPGs with lower development costs. It's more than 32 bit, but I love the way the graphics turned out.

    The retro recap of XIII-2 cracked me up. They almost made that story make sense! Almost.
    They still failed horribly. How does that ending lead to Lightning Returns? That's what my friend asked after watching it (he has never played either one).
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited February 2014
    DarkRPGMaster said:
    They still failed horribly. How does that ending lead to Lightning Returns? That's what my friend asked after watching it (he has never played either one).
    Because despite that cow giving sour milk from the start, they have to keep on milking it.
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  • CidolfasCidolfas Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    That was incredibly cute. Apparently FF6 is the favorite game of *someone* on that team. 8-) They even copied the font.
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited February 2014
    Probably the best thing I've watched this year until now. =3
    I still haven't finished FFXIII-2 but now I don't feel obligated to do it anymore.
  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    edited February 2014
    DarkRPGMaster said:
    They still failed horribly. How does that ending lead to Lightning Returns? That's what my friend asked after watching it (he has never played either one).
    Cause it's missing a key piece of information





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