Lightning Returns Details: No Party, More Action, "World-Driven"
Ready for some fun Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII details? I know I am!
No, seriously. I'm totally jazzing myself up for this. It is not delusional. It is not denial. I'm just being...you know...optimistic.......
Whatever. Here are some of the leaked game details courtesy of Andriasang. After first confirming that the game is 30% complete and that this will be Lightning's last game (which will have a happy ending, by the way), they got into some gameplay info. First is the fact that the game is "world-driven," which means the world will change depending on our actions. And as for the timed part, one day will pass in 1-2 real-time hours and there will be increases and decreases in how fast time passes.
Here's some more:
-- The game is meant to be played and cleared multiple times. The volume is not such that it will take many tens of hours to clear once.
-- Depending on your actions, the remaining life of the world could decrease, and the game could end before the 13 day limit.
-- There are some times when helping someone will decrease the life of the world, while defeating some enemies and clearing some quests will increase the life of the world.
-- Lightning is all by herself in battle, allowing you to concentrate more than when you had to control a party.
-- You can freely move around during battle. Some elements of the battle system are timing-based.
-- The battle system is close to action. There's an ATB gauge but during battle, you don't select menu commands. Instead, you select abilities which have been assigned to buttons.
-- The city has clocks everywhere showing the constant progression of time.
There you are. Per my previous article, I will not offer further comment.
Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
9/5/2012 10:31:29 AM Ben Dutka