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Lightning Returns "13 Days" Trailer: The Heroine Shows Off

Well, Iit's kinda nice to see Lightning sporting different outfits, at any rate.

The new Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII trailer, entitled "13 Days," shows off the heroine in action. It gives us a glimpse of actual gameplay, which may or may not satisfy the FF faithful.

The game's revamped battle mechanics gives Lightning a way to counter physical attacks, which will use up a segment of the ATB gauge. We also see her targeting specific parts of enemies in order to land various item rewards, which seems like a cool feature. It's still a little disconcerting that we don't have a party, so maybe it's best to view it like Darksiders or something. Maybe it'll be an action/RPG with plenty of flash and a great story. We can be optimistic, can't we?

Of course, those aforementioned big-time fans are probably much more interested in the upcoming Final Fantasy X high-def upgrade, but that's to be expected. And don't forget about FFX-2 HD!

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

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

7/21/2013 9:30:21 PM John Shepard

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Comments (12 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 10:34:47 PM
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*Suppressing automatic hate response*

It's good that there will be lots of customization stuff for Lightning (I especially like the ability to change colors) but I think it's there to try to make up for the inevitable monotony of having only one character in your party.

Whatever else they do to try to spice up the gameplay, that factor is going to drag this game down as the hours drag on. Having one single solitary character with an easy-interface battle system will get tedious I think. Noel, Serah, and a monster was tedious even though you could do various things with the monsters.

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darxed
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 12:24:34 AM

@World
"Supressing automatic FFXIIItard defense" he he he.

On Topic: Being honest, these last trailers have made me more interested in the game, if only for the little bits of story they're giving away... For example, What did Noel do 500 years ago?

Anyway, I'm still not sold on LR... I'll still get it, but It won't be a day one purchase like everything FF that has come out in the last 16 years...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 8:55:59 AM

If you don't know then you didn't play XIII-2, which makes you a winner.

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diabloblade69
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 11:08:34 PM
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I don't know, I think am still going to hate it. Mainly because I love to explore the open worlds that previous FF's had before so this 13 days to save the world and time flying by is just a pack of shit to me. I want my time to explore, this 13 days just makes me feel like I'm playing breath of fire:Dragon Quarter all over again. Gosh dam man Square-enix you better come good with these final fantasies from now on or else.

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Underdog15
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 11:36:41 PM
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Making my characters look different has always been a fun little easter egg, but it's not why I would play a game...

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bebestorm
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 11:59:10 PM
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Im looking forward to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Collection more than Final Fantasy X and Lightning returns looks like Summons have been ditched too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 12:28:34 AM
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I'm really looking forward to the reviews for this game next year,I can't wait to see it eviscerated.

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VampDeLeon
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 1:29:15 AM
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I was aware of them first developing Lightning as the female Cloud.. but I didn't imagine they would make that statement literal with that pre-order gift.

This one does seem more appealing than 13-2, since I'm seeing the few quirks and fun elements from FF:10-2 (dress changing), Parasite Eve (that monster entrance), and Chrono/LoZ:Majora's Mask (time control).

Hopefully a demo will release and help make the decision to purchase it just as easy.

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Yukian
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 3:22:23 AM
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Why do they torture us like that? A Buster Sword and a 1st Soldier outfit? Really? And to top it all off, the little chime when one obtains an item... they're despicable!

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frylock25
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 5:32:20 AM
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i have not cared for ff in the past few years. something is missing

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 8:56:50 AM

Quality?

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 7:24:40 AM
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I don't *want* to hate this....but nothing I see about this game seems to change my mind.

If there was a party, at least, then it wouldn't be so bad. But the idea of playing as just Lightning....*shudder* no thanks. I've had enough.

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