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    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

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    About the Game

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is the final installment in Lighting's story. It will feature a host of characters from the previous two games and have a rather different gameplay style.

    Our Verdict

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    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII may well be seen by many as a further departure from the “traditional” Final Fantasy experience, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It promotes a very different style of gameplay, which has plenty of positives, but while many of the risks paid off for Square Enix, it does feel as though the developers took too many. The questing system leaves a lot to be desired in some ways, but it also helps to flesh out the story marvellously. The whole time mechanic also works well in some ways, but not others. It leaves you feeling that Lightning Returns could have ended up being something greater, but that it’s still a solid experience despite its flaws. It has something to offer everyone, just be prepared for a game that is not going to take it easy on you in any way, shape or form.

    Release Information

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for PS3
    Developers Publisher
    Square Enix Square Enix
    Genre Release Date
    Action RPG February 11, 2014
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360
    Developers Publisher
    Square Enix Square Enix
    Genre Release Date
    Action RPG February 11, 2014

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    Pre-Ordering Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Gives Yuna Costume

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    Lightning Returns Collector's Edition Revealed

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    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Extensive Preview

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    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Interview With Georgia Van Cuylenburg

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    February 19, 2014 - It's been a little while since we posted up our interview with Rachel Robinson, but we are now pleased to post up an interview with Georgia Van Cuylenburg. Georgia is well known to Final Fantasy fans, having played Oerba Dia Va...

    Lightning Returns Jessica DiCicco Interview: We Want Your Questions!

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    February 18, 2014 - It's interview season here at Gaming Union and we're following up our interviews with Rachel Robinson and Ali Hillis to bring you another one with Jessica DiCicco. Jessica is a new addition to the Final Fantasy XIII cast, as she ...

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Interview with Rachel Robinson

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    February 9, 2014 - Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is almost upon us (well, in North America at least!) and in the build-up to the game's release we thought it would be the perfect time to catch-up with some of the game's stars. In our first ...

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