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Lightning Returns Info: "Style" System, Combat Is "ATB Amazing"

You want to know more about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, don't you? Didn't you enjoy that wickedly awesome debut trailer?

...we won't comment any further. But we do know that thanks to Famitsu (as cited by Gaming Everything), we've got a few more gameplay details to share with those who are highly anticipating this title. Yeah, we know you're out there.

  • Can change costumes, including colors, throughout the game
  • Time is always flowing when you’re out in the field, except when you’re cycling through menus
  • NPCs will change their whereabouts and actions
  • Lightning operates alone in the game
  • “Style” – can register weapons, shield, accessories, abilities into a Style during combat, switch to different ones while battling
  • Tentative combat name: “ATB amazing”
  • Gives you the sensory feeling that multiple people are fighting even though it’s really just Lightning

I'm sorry, but I just had to laugh at that last one. So what are they trying to say? That fighting as one person somehow feels like fighting with a party? Why even say that if you thought going solo was the right thing to do? Trying to backtrack after realizing that you've made an action game and everyone is calling you on that? Well, whatever.

Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Tags: lightning returns final fantasy xiii, lightning returns ffxiii, lightning returns info

12/25/2012 11:36:50 PM John Shepard

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Comments (17 posts)

Mog
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 11:57:40 PM
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That last dot point confused the heck out of me.

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tes37
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 12:08:36 AM

Sounds like you won't be able to tell what's happening on the screen.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 12:17:20 AM
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The bit that you feel like there's multiple people fighting when it's just Lightning alone, somehow Kingdom Hearts came to mind.
Ok, if it's as fun as KH, Imma consider about this game.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 1:23:38 AM

You had a party in Kingdom Hearts.

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Raze22
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 1:37:06 AM

Not in all of the kingdom hearts games.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 1:38:13 AM

Well to be honest Ben, those party were utterly useless except for healing by Donald.
I mean, 10 enemies come and I whoop away 8 of them myself with some flashy moves.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 11:11:24 AM

Goofy really wasn't useless. And a party is a party...at least there WAS one.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 11:49:56 AM

Goofy isn't useless. When he gets knocked out in important battles, you feel his absence.

Also, you can dictate which moves they use and don't use. So you can really build him to spam attacks that help you out.

Last edited by Underdog15 on 12/26/2012 11:50:23 AM

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Underdog15
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 9:12:19 PM

Of course, I always played on tougher difficulties.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 12:55:36 AM
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''Gives you the sensory feeling that multiple people are fighting even though it’s really just Lightning''

That sounds like the Souls games when you go sp/online, but I doubt this is the case with this game.

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ZenChichiri
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 1:57:13 AM
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"Gives you the sensory feeling that multiple Square employees are standing behind you and taking turns shafting you while you're playing as Lightning."

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 2:26:35 AM
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Oh shit.

Well, look on the bright side, we can change that bad costume.

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ryu
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 2:33:28 AM
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ATB amazing.. is kanye doing the vocal for battle music too?

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 2:52:17 AM

They should of do it, like come on the game is a chaotic mess and is so different of the first one, so let go over the top and had themes of lot of genres, One Direction, Opeth, Pitbull, Kanye,GG Allin,Gaga etc. all at the same time.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 11:51:13 AM

FF from hell.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 3:10:02 AM
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Allright lets just say that this game is vastly superior to XIII and XIII-2, those of us that have not, have to play through the crap to play this.

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Deleted User
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 12:45:28 AM
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Best game ever!!!!!!! Haha

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