Lightning Returns: The Tragic Comedy Gets Worse And Worse
Hey, there's nothing wrong with the Dark Souls games. They're pretty damn good, in fact.
But I don't think anybody expected any semblance of Dark Souls to be found in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. According to what producer Yoshinori Kitase said, though (via Kotaku), there will be some "elements" of the new FF that are akin to the "severity of a game like Dark Souls.
And I echo the author's sentiment- "Oh, crap..." We know the game is drastically different than any past FF entry, as it's open-world, the combat is performed solo (and in real-time), and players will have to deal with a 13-day time limit. Now we learn three more troubling pieces of information: First, it actually isn't 13 days...it's 7. Yeah, 7. You can only expand it to 13 by completing certain side-quests. Secondly, you will have a limited number of inventory slots for items. Thirdly and lastly, combat doesn't grant you experience or money.
I have no idea what sort of game this is, but I know this- I don't care.
Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
6/20/2013 12:58:43 PM Ben Dutka