Previews
4 years ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Event Report
You know, I’ve always wondered why there seems to be this sort of invisible wall that divides Final Fantasy fans. Of course, everyone has their favorite title, but there always seems to be this massive disconnect between fans of the single player entries and those of the online titles. Now admittedly, I seldom played online titles until recently, and even then dabbled sparingly in Final Fantasy XI for a short time out of curiosity before the original release of Final…
4 years ago.
Lightning Returns Preview Part III: Bold new ideas for the series, but are they for the best?
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 have drifted away or become disenchanted as well as those simply disinterested in titular heroine Lightning.…
4 years ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga
For part two of our three part Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII first look, we’ll be focusing on the little things – that is, the finer details caught between the lines during our preview. Our hands-off preview with the live demo was followed up by a brief question and answer session with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama. The pair shared some insight into the game's development, as well as their own challenges with applying user feedback. As…
4 years ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report
The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase. Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama hope to satisfy fans and maybe newcomers alike. Following the official reveal trailer this past December, Square Enix invited…
5 years ago.
What is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII?
It’s been less than a year since Final Fantasy XIII-2 launched worldwide, bringing with it higher praise than its predecessor. The praise was deserved, the game improving on many aspects of FFXIII – though its story left many perplexed. It arguably created more questions than it answered, leaving fans in the dark and trying to piece together what happened. DLC was created allegedly to address this, but that too left even more questions once released in May. Perhaps the worst…
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2: The First Three Hours
Did FINAL FANTASY XIII really need a sequel? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself ever since the game was revealed back in January of this year. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to preview the game on several occasions, but each time I was left with more questions rather than answers. That being said, I was recently invited to visit the game again by Square Enix. Much to my surprise, we were allowed to sample a full three hours of…