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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy Xiii

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Overall 7
7.0

Can’t Quite Finish Strongly | Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

New Gamer Nation
3 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Lightning Returns is not a bad game, and I had fun playing it. But it left me wondering if I really enjoyed it, or was playing it for nostalgia’s sake alone. I couldn’t get into the story, and I was even a little upset at myself for not enjoying the finale to a saga I spent so much time on and personally am a huge fan of. Questing is fun and all, but it isn’t the only thing I want to do. I want to kill monsters and feel like it was worthwhile.
  • Pros: +Lots of Customization, +Fun Combat
  • Cons: -Poor Story, -Only Quests
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Overall 2
2.0

Mediocre role-playing game with violence, blood.

Common Sense Media
24 February 2014
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a role-playing video game that is rated "Teen." This is largely due to frequent violence -- using might and magic -- as well as blood and potentially disturbing death sequences. The game also features women with revealing clothing, a camera that often focuses on it, and mild profanity. There is some alcohol consumption, and there are some alcohol references, in the game.
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Overall 8
7.5

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy

Destructoid
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Finally! The story of Final Fantasy XIII is finally final with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy . But this closing act turns the trilogy on its head with brand new play mechanics and a game structure that is unlike anything seen in the previous titles. Lightning herself may be (mostly) the same, but everything else is quite different. The third time's the charm, right?
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Overall 6
5.8
Gameplay 6
6.2
Graphics 6
5.6
Sound 6
6.0
Control 6
5.5
Addiction 6
5.9

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
12 February 2014
  • Excerpt: game with a Metascore of about 67. It really is. I take no pleasure in seeing a legendary franchise continue its depressing fall from grace. Square Enix has opted to ditch the legions of fans acquired during the first quarter-century of
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Overall 5
5.0

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII review

GamesRadar
11 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Despite a decent story, a great combat system, and a large, non-linear world to explore, Lightning Returns' tedious structure makes seeing this journey through to its end a laborious grind.
  • Pros: Fun, challenging combat system, Non-linear approach, Interesting story that explores various religious themes
  • Cons: So many boring fetch quests, Most of the environments feel lifeless, Absurd difficulty spikes
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Overall 8
7.9
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 8
7.9
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 8
7.8
Control 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
11 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The least impressive title in the trilogy from both a narrative and gameplay standpoint, Lightning Returns is best suited to existing fans.
  • Pros: Speedy and responsive combat, great soundtrack, definitive conclusion to the series.
  • Cons: Poor writing and nigh-impenetrable story, little character development for Lightning, bland environments, lots of fetch quests.
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Overall 7
7.0

Ending The World With A Whimper

Game Informer
11 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Concept: The clock is ticking as Lightning tries to accomplish as much as possible before doomsday Graphics: Impressive overall art direction creates some striking scenes, and the main cast looks pretty good. However, generic characters look terrible, and many of the environmental textures are awful Sound: Some catchy new tracks mixed in with recycled music from the two previous games Playability: The new battle system is fast and fun, and the on-screen clock makes it...
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Digital Chumps
11 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is positioned as a parade of diverse ideas colluding to represent a wild expression of its namesake. This isn't unusual; Final Fantasy can be defined by how much it’s willing to let go with each iteration. What sets Lightning Returns apart is how effectively it surrenders its core criteria for the explicit purpose of inflicting a sense of impending doom into every moving part of its system.
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Overall 6
6.4

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy ...

Defunct Games
11 February 2014
  • Summary: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is surprising, but not for the reasons you might expect. With only thirteen days to go before the end of the world, Lightning has her hands full. This final chapter tries a lot of new ideas, many of which work. Unfortunately, the game is a little messy and tonally all over the place. Fans of the series will be satisfied with the emotional finale. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
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GamingNexus
11 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is surprising, but not for the reasons you might think. With only thirteen days to go before the end of the world, Lightning has her hands full. This final chapter tries a lot of new ideas, many of which work. Unfortunately, the game is a little messy and tonally all over the place. Fans of the series will be satisfied with the emotional finale.
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