How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

By: Kevin VanOrd Final Fantasy is broken. With Lightning Returns, it has become clear that Square Enix is suffering from a crisis of imagination, caught between a desire to give players what we want while still searching for the creative energy to deliver something we’ve never seen before. I believe, however, that with Toriyama’s trilogy past us, Final Fantasy XV could become the great crystal … Continue reading How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

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Pre-order the Lightning Returns collector’s edition for a chance at big prizes

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix is giving North American fans another reason to pre-order their recently announced collector’s edition for Lightning Returns in the form of free prizes. Revealed today, those who pre-order the CE – available only through Square Enix’s online store – will automatically be entered to win a grand prize package including a one-of-a-kind, custom PS3 or Xbox 360 of your … Continue reading Pre-order the Lightning Returns collector’s edition for a chance at big prizes

Dengeki talks Physics and Movement in Lightning Returns

By: Ehren Rivers In the most recent Dengeki interview, the development team discussed, among other things, the challenges of creating a system with so much varied and customizable equipment that actually appeared out of battle. TensaiShojo illuminated the bulk of the interview for us, with some interesting development reveals mixed in. Lumina, for example, is supposed to look like a 12-years-old girl. Her extravagant movements … Continue reading Dengeki talks Physics and Movement in Lightning Returns

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Following the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix created many different types of downloadable content to expand the experience. At first, this focussed on cosmetic changes, but it didn’t remain the case for long. Some of costumes were tied in with other game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect, but there were also other types of DLC in the form … Continue reading Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part III: Bold new ideas for the series, but are they for the best?

By: Erren Van Duine With the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, Square Enix has surprisingly and decidedly broken the tried and true mould set by previous games with that number attached with a strikingly different effort in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Rounding out the finale to an unplanned trilogy, they’ve a lot of work ahead of them to try and recapture fans who may … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part III: Bold new ideas for the series, but are they for the best?

Complete version of the Lightning Returns Jump Festa trailer features FFXIII-2′s Noel

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has released a new version of the earlier LRFFXIII Jump Festa trailer. This extended version features an extended scene in the beginning, as well as a reintroduction to FFXIII-2 protagonist Noel. Both Japanese and English versions have been provided below. Source: Nova Crystallis Continue reading Complete version of the Lightning Returns Jump Festa trailer features FFXIII-2′s Noel

Lightning’s new look to be revealed in Japanese magazines, first details emerge

By:  Erren Van Duine Motomu Toriyama promised that Lightning would be receiving a new look for her final outing in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The first details of that design are finally here. Set to be revealed through Japanese magazines this week, a source who got an early look at the magazine has appeared online with some fresh details. The outfit, designed by Tetsuya Nomura, … Continue reading Lightning’s new look to be revealed in Japanese magazines, first details emerge

Japan ranks their favorite male characters from the Final Fantasy series

By:  Erren Van Duine The official Final Fantasy forums recently held a vote to determine the top male characters among users. The results are in, with the top five having been through a rollercoaster race to the finish. Early on Zack and Cloud fought head to head, but Zack’s lead widened in the second half. At one point Cloud ran the risk of being outpaced by Zidane, who … Continue reading Japan ranks their favorite male characters from the Final Fantasy series

You have 13 days to save the world in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By: Erren Van Duine The Lightning Returns marketing team is at it again following the three day weekend. While they’re still holding back on releasing new information, the team says they’re in the final stages of preparation for the full-scale launch. The teaser site will also be seeing a renewal soon. With Jump Festa less than a month away, it’s widely speculated that the game … Continue reading You have 13 days to save the world in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII-2 add-on content goes on sale for a limited time

By: Erren Van Duine While not officially announced by Square Enix, the US PlayStation Blog has blown the lid off a new promotion in regards to Final Fantasy XIII-2′s selection of DLC. If you’ve somehow missed out on the plethora of content available post-launch, now’s your chance to buy in at a discounted price. Each piece of downloadable content for the game, including character episodes, … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIII-2 add-on content goes on sale for a limited time