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  • Release: 14.02.2014
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Über das Spiel

„LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY XIII“ ist ein neues FINAL FANTASY-Abenteuer, bei dem Spieler in die Rolle der Heldin Lightning schlüpfen, um die Welt vor der völligen Zerstörung zu bewahren, und dabei durch eine umfangreiche, sich ständig verändernde Umgebung reisen. Wie wirst du die letzten dir verbleibenden Tage verbringen?

DU STEUERST LIGHTNING
Lightning ist der spielbare Charakter und sie bringt eine Menge weiterentwickelte Kampftechniken mit sich und lässt den Spieler die Umgebung auf neue Art erkunden. Lightning kann mit vielen verschiedenen Kleidungen und Waffen ausgerüstet werden, was sich nicht nur auf ihr Aussehen auswirkt, sondern auch auf ihre Handlungen und Fähigkeiten.

ACTIONREICHE KÄMPFE
Ein neues Kampfsystem lässt Spieler die Action mehr kontrollieren als in jedem anderen FINAL FANTASY-Spiel zuvor und ist gleichzeitig von bekannten ikonischen Elementen gespickt, die von vielen durch die Serie hinweg geliebt werden.

EINE DYNAMISCHE, WUNDERSCHÖNE WELT
Dank umwerfender künstlerischer Inszenierung entsteht eine apokalyptisch anmutende Welt voller Vielfalt und Entscheidungsfreiheit. Weite Umgebungen, die nur so vor Leben strotzen, sowie bezaubernde Sonnenauf- und Sonnenuntergänge machen das Spiel zu einem wahren Erlebnis.

NUTZE DIE ZEIT, DIE DIR BLEIBT
Eine dem Untergang geweihte Welt stellt den Spieler vor ungewohnte Herausforderungen; manche Bereiche, Missionen und Leute werden zu bestimmten Zeitpunkten anzufinden bzw. zu betreten sein. Wie wirst du die dir verbleibende Zeit nutzen?

EIN INTERAKTIVES ERLEBNIS
Durch Features, die die spielinterne Welt mit der realen Welt verknüpfen, bleiben die Spieler mit FINAL FANTASY und dessen Charakteren in Verbindung.

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: 2GHz Dual Core CPU
  • GFX: NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770 VRAM 512MB or later
  • RAM: 1500 MB RAM
  • Software: Windows XP SP2 or later
  • HD: 22 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • SFX: Sound card compatible with DirectX® 9.0c
  • DX: Version 9.0c
  • MISC: Steam Cloud needs to be active in order to start this game
  • LANG: Englisch
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad (2.66 GHz)/ AMD Phenom II X4 (2.8 GHz) processor
  • GFX: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460/ ATI Radeon HD 5770
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows® Vista/ 7/ 8
  • HD: 22 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • SFX: Sound card compatible with DirectX® 9.0c
  • DX: Version 9.0c
  • MISC: A game controller using Xinput is recomended for this game. (If using a DirectInput based controller, please use the driver side key configuration to adjust settings as required )
  • LANG: Englisch

Steam Nutzer-Reviews

28 Produkte im Account
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1035 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.05.20 11:49
Leider macht das Spiel keinen Spaß, da man mit der Zeit spielen muss, wodurch man sich ziemlich unter Druck gesetzt fühlt.
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209 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.08.20 22:04
Ernsthaft? Ein Final Fantasy Teil unter Zeitdruck...
Ich habe es nicht durchgespielt, obwohl ich mich eigentlich darauf gefreut habe. Aber egal was du machst es tickt durchgehend die Uhr. Keine Zeit zum Erkunden. Keine Zeit was zu entdecken. Andauernd fragst du dich: was verpass ich jetzt? Man kann das Spiel nicht genießen. Das ist kein Final Fantasy.
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3285 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.03.20 02:08
This was not a good game at all. Specially compared to the other two in the series.
You start playing with almost zero introduction to what has happened, so it was difficult to follow the story.
Hope tells you that you have little time to save the people and you need to hurry.
Bad idea in a RPG, specially a Final Fantasy Game.
You stress through all the available quest, kill many monsters to farm EP to spam Chronostasis, and then everything just ends.

My goodness! After three games in a series, hundreds of hours playing, you are constantly running towards a goal, and then in this game, you reach it and all you get is a 2 minute movie ending? And it does not even tell or show you what happened. you are left clueless and confused. Disgusting. Pointless. Disappointing. Anti-climax. Terrible!
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515 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.03.20 01:53
I have given this game many chances. never got past the station. because it is bad. It's just bad. I feel no motivation to play. it looks drab. the area design is boring. the combat is boring. the sound is annoying. especially with snow bugging you every 2 minute. just no. I loved FFXIII and i kinda liked XIII-2 . this... no.
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1920 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.02.20 23:00
I played this game when it came out on PS3, and I'm enjoying it still now. It's great.
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3813 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.11.19 14:14
As a huge fan of the FF series I have to be open minded in regards to the differences in this than the previous two in the same universe. This game is unlike any other FF game I have played, i recognise the characters, the enemies and the concept is similar but the gameplay is not what I am used to.

Pros:
I personally enjoyed this FF universe and I have a soft spot for Lightning.
Lots of content and replayability (NG+)
Schemata system similar to that in X-2
Story line, far fetched yet still enjoyable.
Last ones / Enemy extinction
Beautiful graphics for its age

Cons:
Impending doom is what ruined this game for me, what prevented me from enjoying this years ago on xbox, being given a time scale to play and complete the whole game just killed the mood for me.
Too much recycled content in my opinion.
Too many fetch and deliver quests (Considering time is your enemy in this game)

I'd recommend this to any fan to at least try. Regardless of the complaints I had, I did enjoy this game as a casual gamer.

6/10
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6342 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.11.19 15:24
I love playing dress up! Combat is satisfying and challenging. Story is sort of nonsensical but I'm not familiar with 13-2 so just kind of rolling with it. Some fun dialogue exchanges anyways. Hope just NEVER SHUTS UP. Fun game worth the price!
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13972 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.11.19 06:03
I enjoy the wrap-up of the story that started in the original. It takes some paying attention, but what they did with this series, narration-wise, if pretty good. You just have to see everything as a whole. Even XIII-2 makes sense, if you pay attention.
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3388 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.10.19 22:13
The game is a great final to the trilogy, its very different from regular ff games and its predecessors as you cannot grind, you could only get so powerful and battles are not easy. Still I absolutely enjoyed the game, it has one of the best areas and side missions that I seen.

Absolutely recommended
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7209 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.12.19 10:34
ruim porém bom
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5058 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.11.19 06:29
It is made even more challenging than most final fantasy game because of a time limit.
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1788 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.10.19 15:39
Lightning awakes 69,000 years later after drinking Krogan Ryncol, eating Turian chocolate and eating Quarian nuts and stealing Ranulph's erotic Manga
This game lets you play as Lightning for the entirety of the game.

MASSIVE SPOILERS


This game only gives u 6 days at the start of the game but as you finish each main quest, you get 1 extra day.

*****I played this game before so i kinda know where all the side quest items and main missions stuff and how to rekt the boss in the most cheapest way as possible***.

When i started playing this game, i went for easy mode, so i can just keep completing side quest, canvas of prayers and main quest without having any problems because honestly playing normal mode just makes things difficult.
One thing i never like in this game is that you only get stats by completing side quest and main missions, it doesn't matter how much enemies you killed, you won't get stat raise.

FARMING GIL from CACTUARS
I usually just play on hard mode after beating the story for the first time, skip to day 10 and farm all the Cactuar(you can find these things on Dead Dunes Lighthouse) enemies and they drop around 10k or 15k lolz idk, i fking forgot. But yeah, they give more gil than any other enemies, then go to the ark and use Crystal of atonement and just go back to day one lmao. Keep farming all those Cactuars until you become a mad lad rich boi.

This game offers a lot of weapons but i only find using bone cracker and light slash very effective in terms of mobbing. Or you can just drop your health near 1000 and use tomb raider dlc weapon and spam ULTIMA ability, i could use Ga abilities but iz me, i like BIG explosions lmao. It's only best to farm enemies when you are in day 9 or day 10, more of them spawn and the more likely you get more rare abilities.
the cheapest thing i did to beat the boss is basically just use Martial monk + forsaken tie + Locket pendant, final boss ded in 2 minutes.

HARD MODE DIFFICULTY

After finishing the game i went to Hard mode directly instead of starting new game+ on normal because i won't get demonic forge fire and holy forge fire materials. Hard mode isn't really hard once you beat the game on easy mode because by that time you'll be able to get all the best garbs in the game and i pretty much just mess around cheesing the enemies with bone cracker + light slash or some other random loadouts.

Anyways... The story for me is ok, not that great IMO. But i do love the battle mechanics. I just pretty much like beating the sht out of enemies and dressing up Lightning.
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7877 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.04.20 23:16
I was a little worried about playing this game because it seemed so different from other FF titles and I didn't like the idea of time pressure. However familiar FF characters like Chocobo's and Moogles soon show up and time sensitivity wasn't much of an issue. I enjoyed the story and characters and fussing over Lightning's outfits but I have to say I still like traditional party combat better.
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2999 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.04.20 09:33
Best gameplay of the XIII series, good story overall.
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198 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.05.20 06:07
As a devoted Final Fantasy fan since Day 1 (my pre-teen years) it's very hard for me to give these games a thumbs down, but this one I reluctantly have to. This is the 3rd and last game in the Final Fantasy 13 series, and basically extreme flip-flops the story from the first two: The world's end is near, Serah apparently is gone (again), Snow is now the big bad guy and anti-hero Lightning is the hero again. Oh, and Hope's back to being a kid.
The game makes it obvious from the start that it's the PS3 version copied to PC, but you do get all the DLC (costumes from 7 through X-2) for free with one exception (you have to make a little progress in the game first). Like the first two games it looks and sounds fantastic, including in HD, with top-notch voice work and soundtrack. Where the game goes wrong for me is gameplay-you only get to play as Lightning (very rarely in FF fo you ever control only one character, which is part of the series' appeal), there is a totally new (and too complex despite its potential) battle system, and the worst part of all-the timer. Basically game time moves at 8 times real time and you only have so many days-once all the days are used up, you go right to the end of the game. So you'd better enjoy being in a rush all the time. In an RPG I personally do not. Trying to complete all the optional side quests also gets tedious fast and is not fun. And if you just let the timer run out your game will be over in as little as 3-4 hours.
If you can get this on a good sale (preferably $10 or less) and want/need every FF title, think about taking a flyer on this, ditto if you want to see the 13 storyline through to the end. It's not a bad game on it's own, but as the final chapter in the 13 story arc, with each game radically different than the prior entry, this one tries too hard to be unique and it doesn't work. At least there don't seem to be any of the game-breaking glitches that plagued 13-2. In the end, I just can't recommend it except to devoted FF faithful.
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2173 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.04.20 18:37
Epic conclusion to the trilogy with its best character as this game's sole protagonist. Combat also way better, action-like and gives more control over what's happening. The only downsides are time restraints in areas and tediousness of farming (fighting the same enemy again and again and again, etc)

P.S. DO NOT spam chronostasis. You have enough time to do everything, trust me. Use it only when necessary
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Verfasst: 03.05.20 06:56
I Like this game and the ending cause impact of the story making from FF XIII-2 (If you follow the story), but I still prefer FF XIII-1 For the story line cause the story seems perfect with that Happy Ending ~
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3555 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.05.20 19:13
То что мне нравилось в предыдущих частях, здесь в полной мере на месте - музыка и достопримечательности трудно не оценить. Сюжет, пришедший к своей кульминации, прошёл на этот раз мимо меня - если встречаться со старыми персонажами было приятно, то глобальная мешанина с перерождениями и концами света немного странная. И игра почти никак не связана с остальной серией, увы. Лайтнинг спасает Серу -> Сера спасает Лайтнинг -> Лайтнинг спасает Серу.
Таймер стремящийся к нулю в игре, конечно, пугает, но на самом деле вам дают более чем достаточно времени, ведь я последние 3 дня прокимарил в отеле, выполнив почти всё что хотел/мог (61/64 сайд квестов и немного фарма). В целом основной сюжет и пару сайд квестов пройти не напрягаясь будет приятно, в них есть пару приятных моментов.
Ах да, ещё я последнего босса не смог одолеть, баг или фича так и не понял, но перед дверью к нему игра вежливо предлагала ресетнуть всё и начать новую игру+, но я отказываюсь ヽ(゜~゜o)ノ
Надо ли говорить о том, какой дичайший трай на 20 минут потом? Вонь такая что аксессуары от схемат отклеиваются

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The things I liked in previous entrances are all here - music and sights are hard to pass by without appreciating. Story, which met it's culmination, passed by me - if meeting the old characters felt nice, global events with reincarnations and ends of the world are mixed up rather weird. And the game has little to no connection to the rest XIII series. Lightning saves Serah -> Serah saves Lightning -> Lightning saves Serah.
The ingame timer reaching zero is kinda scary at first, but truth is you've got more than enough until the end day, since the last 3 days I spent in hotel room sleeping, succeeded in everything I could/wanted (61/64 side quests and a bit of grind). Overall the story and some side quests are worth to see without a lot of effort, they have some nice stuff.
And yeah, I couldn't beat the final boss, since the game politely and suspiciously suggests to reset everything and start a New Game + right before it, which I ignored ヽ(゜~゜o)ノ
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131 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.05.20 22:37
Long Review, No Spoilers

Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns is the conclusion to the FF13 trilogy. So what's this game about?
In short, you follow-up on the open end of 13-2, now controlling Lightning again, trying to save part of humanity from the end of the world.

13-1 was criticized for its linear gameplay. While I can relate to that criticism I still found that it was a good game (4 of 5 stars) and it was true to the aspects that I enjoy about the FF series in general (good combat system mechanics, semi-turn-based combat, controlling a party of 1-3 heroes, lots of side quests, weird story, good music, well-balanced leveling of chars).
I didn’t recommend 13-2 (see my review for more details), because the game left me empty and because it fell behind 13-1 in many aspects.


Moving to 13-3, let's just summarize the facts:
- the combat system is reworked again when compared to 13-1 and 13-2
- you play a party of one char for most of the time
- the general gaming mechanics have been reworked again – e.g. there is no leveling up your character with experience points
- there is a time limit imposed on you from the very beginning of the game, if you don’t make it in time, you cannot finish the game properly

While each individual point of the ones above could have been excused, the combination of all these aspects made me uninstall this game very soon (now switching to my subjective view on this):
From the very start, 13-3 feels like nothing fits together. 13-2 already didn’t really integrate its storyline very well with 13-1, but this one is worse: It doesn’t make any sense at all. It felt like three different people were in charge of each of the three parts. In the end, somebody was ordered to put all the pieces together, but totally failed his mission.

The paradigm and leveling system of 13-1 and its experience system was OK for me –it gave me the chance to develop my party in a direction I could influence and switching the paradigms during a fight “felt just about right”. This was worse in 13-2, beginning from the fact that there were no espers, you control only a party of 2 chars and your “pet”.

In 13-3 even those aspects are taken away, leaving you to fight alone (most of the time) – this choice of the devs, I cannot understand.

Then there is the way the game throws its new mechanics at the unsuspecting user: From the very start you get bombarded with the full extension of the combat mechanics - which are quite complex. Granted, this was always the case (at least to some extend) for the FF series, but the game simply doesn’t give the player the time he or she needs in order to adjust to the third combat / gaming system in a row of the third part of the series: Staggering, (lots of) Garbs, Weapons, Items, Synthesis, Libra Lore, EP, special abilities – it all goes way too fast for my taste.


There is a saying that if something isn’t broken, one should not try to fix it. Why the devs chose to re-invent the combat / leveling system again is beyond my comprehension.

All that would not have prevented me from playing and finishing the game I daresay. But the time limit does.

Whoever came up with the idea of imposing a time limit on the player in an RPG series where grinding is an essential step and it was never an issue before to rush the player, entirely missed the point.

FF is about story, taking in the details, exploring, looking around, searching for easter eggs / non-obvious content / side-quests and (an acceptable amount of) grinding for better stats / equipment.

Enforcing a time limit takes all that away and puts the player under constant stress before he even has understood (much less mastered) the complex basics of the gameplay. I know, there are ways (and guides on the internet) telling you how to extend the time limit – theoretically indefinitely if you know how – but honestly: Does this really result in a benefit for the gameplay?

Apart from that, it isn’t even logical when considering the story – why sleep for an eternity, then wake up and have only 13 days left until the world ends?

I stopped playing after less than 2 hours. Never did that with any FF title before and I really love the series and wanted to have a worthy finale for the trilogy.
That speaks for itself.

It also really makes me wonder if I ever want to buy another FF title, if the devs obviously have such a different understanding of what the series should be like compared to what I expect.
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282 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.05.20 12:22
Judging the artstyle from screenshots this game really got me intrigued. Bought it on a sale and gave up after 4 hours. This may not be a long playtime for a RPG game, but those 4 hours felt like a chore.

First, the good things:
- Music is quite good
- Artstyle is good

Negative aspects:
- The combat is always only 1 on 1 and takes place in real time. You need to attack, cast magic and block attacks almost like in a fighting game but slightly slower, all while watching different gauges deplete while you perform those attacks. In order for these gauges to fill up again, you need to change costumes with different abilities. With each costume the attacks, magic and the button-layout change. Sounds like there is a good strategic portion to the combat, but it's actually more confusing and boring than anything else. It takes quite some time to kill even regular enemies, too.

- You're constantly recieving directions, orders, background info and reminders from a boy called Hope via remote communications. Since this game has a timelimit, he CONSTANTLY reminds you to hurry up and finish the mission. Literally like every minute! Annoying beyond belief.

- The doomsday premise and time-limit aren't a bad idea actually (I also didn't mind such mechanics in Majoras Mask). The story (at least at the beginning of the game) doesn't give me the feeling I'm doing anything important in that world though! Lightnings orders are to save as many souls as possible. How do you save them? By completing sidequests of course! Like: get some medicine for a girls dying father (you need to get those rare ingredients one by one of course), or investigate a murder-scene. I never had the impression of doing anything meaningful while the world in this game was nearing it's end. Under the premise of a dying in-game world, those quests felt shallow more than ever.

And that's it. I tried to enjoy this game and even though my journey lasted only about 4 hours at review time, those 4 hours felt like work. You're constantly in a rush. You need to learn the games mechanics, combat, lore, characters etc. as fast as possible. You need to explore and memorize the environments as fast as possible. You need to finish as many sidequests as fast as possible. During all that time, I never had the feeling of doing anything meaningful in this game.
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1131 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.07.20 20:04
Great game, mediocre pc port.
[h1]Rating 7/10[/h1]
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2823 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.07.20 14:22
[h1] The last of the FFXIII trilogy but its mostly about...[/h1]
Lightning getting a fanservice game. 10/10
Lightning with 80+ different outfits that could be customized? I'm sold.
What's holding you guys back? JUST BUY IT FOR THE CLOTHES! And Chocobo riding. (You know you like it)
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Verfasst: 25.07.20 03:52
Its actually a very motivating grindy open world game. As for the story I felt like they just forced old characters in there just because... but didn't really make them all compelling parts of the plot. Anyways if you played the other 2 might as well finish it up with this one and see the old heros one last time!
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Verfasst: 07.07.20 16:41
(100% achievement run has been done)

[h1] Lightning Returns – What you read is what you get [/h1]

TL;DR
Lightning Returns is far better than the first part of the trilogy. If you managed to have fun and got invested in the characters: This one is worth your money. Also play this game on easy for the first playthrough.

[h1] Was the trilogy necessary? (rant time) [/h1]
The first FFXIII game was universally declared the worst Final Fantasy after it’s release (which is somewhat true. Only FF2 is worse to play through). And then we got a sequel that fixed a lot of mistakes which also had a plot that needed another sequel. And that is Lightning Returns.
And well… nobody really cared about this game. Nowadays I would compare the trilogy with the Star Wars sequels that did not manage to find an uniformly tone which disappointed the audience. The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy on the other hand suffered from a very bad first game wthat managed to destroy most of the audience interest.
So the trilogy was necessary from a narrative standpoint, but failed to live up to the expectations of the audience. If you want closure or just a fun game to play: this one is pretty enjoyable.

[h1] Gameplay [/h1]
You have 3 slots for garbs (=clothing) and each slot can contain up to 4 abilities. You can and have to switch within battle to different garbs as every ability you use consumes points and they are regenerating the fastest when you are using another garb. So you will be constantly rotating through garbs trying to deal damage, block attacks and casting magic so that your enemy gets staggered (=vulnerable) to inflict even more damage.
This gameplay is very satisfying as you are constantly engaged and there are no down times fighting. It can become repetitive if you are fighting the same species of enemies over and over again, but finding out how to optimize your pattern is pretty enjoyable. The garb themselves also have a lot of impact in terms of customization if you really want to use everything the game has to offer. On the other hand: On any difficulty that is not hard you can use pretty much any garb.
The game can get quite challenging at times and managing your time is really important.

[h1] Story [/h1]
This game is beyond throwing terms at you that make any sense. In short: World is going to end soon, god will wake up and create a new world for you and he promises Serah (Lightning’s sister) for your cooperation.
Even shorter: You son of your mother, I am in ~ Lightning
(Bhunivelze didn’t like this).
Oh and after the events of XIII-2 500 years have passed and nobody ages, but people still die.
You have some episodic main quests that are somewhat interesting and reunite you with actually beloved characters of this trilogy that needed to adapt with the world around them and lived for 500 years too. There is some sincere heart to this.
But the best part are the side quests:
While often somewhat predictable, they are very wholesome and show how humans can deal with various problems of life. This is when the game really shines and Lightning actually develops something of a personality and relationships to other persons than the main cast. It is always more or less superficial, but Lightning now has bonds to treasure and reasons to be interested in the well being of the world.
In short: Call me a rat, but I like some of these cheesy aspects.

[h1] Atmosphere and Worldbuilding [/h1]
Not aging and dying for 500 years changed society and the population started to ask the big question:
What is the sense of living?
Lightning Returns portrays this beautifully. Starting to believe in a god, hunting monsters and adapting to the wild or just pure hedonism. There are many answers to that question and every person that lived for 500 years has developed an own answer which is really interesting to explore.

[h1] Graphics [/h1]
The game is passable and not ugly, but at times I was disappointed, especially if you compare it to other titles of it’s time like The Last of US. The amount of pre-rendered cutscenes has drastically decreased and there are more in game rendered cutscenes. I actually like the more integrated approach and moving your camera while cutscenes are playing is a nice gimmick.

[h1] Music [/h1]
At the worst of times the music is a little above average and just quiet in the background. At the best of times it reminded me of Nier:Automata which is a compliment I can not make often. The soundtrack is excessive and around 6 hours long. Every place of importance has it’s own theme and manages to encapsulate feelings and rarely a track overstays it’s welcome. The music and the sidequests are by far the best content of the game and listening to the soundtrack is recommended even if you decide against playing the game.
When you are finally facing the Final Boss… I like his theme even more than One Winged Angel which tells you a lot about the quality of the track.
Not on the level of Dancing Mad but pretty similar.

[h1] The quality of the port [/h1]
The port itself is fine, but can occasionally fail you. I had around 2 total failures and some mild annoyances within my playtime of around 60 hours.
LR also is a port from the PS3 era which means:
You will have performance issues despite having a high-end pc. Just bad optimization and trust me:
Square will not fix that.
It is really playable but it could be better.

[h1] Conclusion [/h1]
If you played through the first two games and enjoyed them, you will probably enjoy this a lot more than FFXIII. I had a good time and while the mistakes and misdesigns are existent, the fighting can become tedious and some storylines could appear on cheese.com, but you are going to find something enjoyable. Even if it is only the dress-up game.
A well made ending for a not so well received trilogy.

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This game is substantially different from other Final Fantasies, and even from the XIII Franchise.
No linear gameplay, customizable abilities per schemata (job), no set path to go to except for the intro and the first day.
People might be annoyed by the time system, but if you get familiar with it, its not really a bother and chronostatis is (virtually) free.
I really wish this game had a mute button for Hope though, since he feels like Fi from Skywards Sword, always saying the obvious, although some banter is nice.
Story is... not what you expect after the last part, but it wraps up nicely in the end!
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Verfasst: 04.07.20 23:17
Already playing this game and dropped it after few hours of gameplay on my console.
The time limit sucks, some enemies are just kind of strong and hard to beat, like the stupid robot and dragon on the first area. travel to other area just to be killed by the stupid reaver. There are no good impression for the first few hours.

But now I decided to complete the last series of FFXIII since I already done the other two. Several more hours and ended up hooked in for the game, the garbs, the ability, the last ones, the side quests is amazing, the time limit is no longer a problem with chronostasis & EP farming.

I spend most of the time to farm the last ones and ended up slaying almost every monster except for the stupid dragon on the desert and the eaters in normal mode. The extra dungeon is kind of hard imo and ended up dropped it and went straight to the boss.

The last boss and the ending is also amazing one.
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Final Fantasy game series is one of the best anime, hack and slash games and fantasy style. Open world versions of this game with sub and main quests will entertain you for about 100 hours. This version was made in 2013, but the graphic system and settings of this The game is really old and has really poor settings compared to the games of its time, but like some games, you can play this game in 4k graphics without having a 4k monitor. The gameplay system of this game is very good and the enemies of this game are rarely They become stronger and you should get stronger items through gifts or sellers. For those who do not know this game, I would say that it is like the combination of witcher + dmc (this game is very popular and it can not be called a copy of other games). In this game you have 3 or more capabilities (the character is only Lightning And only the weapon and its attack system change), which you can change in battles and fight with the chosen personalization system and customize according to your personal interest. Final Fantasy, like some open world games, is a place to do a quest. It does not give you and you have to look for the specified tasks or quests in the game map. If you did not play, be sure to play the open world versions of this game and I recommend you to play final fantasy xv. It has both online and offline capabilities. Excellent attack system and game
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Verfasst: 14.09.20 07:04
I really like Lightning, but I just couldn't get into this game. The customization of Lightning was really good, and it was nice to see old characters. Death clock mechanic is a fun idea, but wasn't crazy about how it was implemented here. Combat was meh. Graphics aside from characters weren't very good. This game was just a slog to play through.
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Verfasst: 08.09.20 13:01
I love the battle system, it's so addictive. I wanted the story to be better but it's not, it's just a concluding chapter of Final Fantasy XIII, which is fine. I got really invested in the many many MANY side quests, a lot of them are interesting but their inclusion can be a turn off to some people. I played the PS3 and the Steam versions and this port is really good, much better than PS3. Look, if you are a big fan of the first two games, like me, then you'll love this one and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. If not, then no offense, but why the hell are you here reading this?
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I love this game but I wasnt able to finish it bc I suck :(
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THE ENTIRE TRILOGY DOESN'T DESERVE ALL THE HATE and that came from someone who already played all of the installments from the franchise, (yes, from the first to XV, even most of the spin-offs.)

Played all of them in consoles and now I'm gradually purchasing all the available titles here for my Steam collection.

Story is confusing? Badly-written? Nah man, it's easy to follow. It might be too complex or convoluted for those haters who is not that good in comprehending what's happening in the game but I'm telling you the plot is really great. Maybe Toriyama should've just simplified the storytelling for them. These pricks probably wanted the story to be spoon fed. Well, for those who wants to play this game that is not that good with deep stories and lores, I recommend reading Episode Zero. There's a translated pdf somewhere in the internet, read that to learn the backstories of the characters and the story will be a walk in the park to follow (though there's a datalog in the game but once you started the game you wouldn't want to be always interrupted by it as you progress so reading the pdf before playing will be a better idea).

Characters are lame? WTF? They are the most realistic in terms of personalities in my opinion! I'd say they were brave. If some god randomly chose me to f*ck me up and toy with me for no good reason I'd probably lose my mind and give up to my fate and I'll probably just sit and wait for myself to become a C'eith. But they didn't and they defied any twisted gods that come their way (especially that frickin' Bhunivelze) which is impressive.

For me, I don't mind changes. This might be a lot different from the older ones but I absolutely loved it. This is worthy of the Final Fantasy title, worth every cent and it definitely ascended up there into my top favorite FF's. I'm not ashamed to admit it and no one can change my feelings towards this series. I say hugely recommended.

I was very sad that the story ended with Lightning Returns. I want to see more of waifu Lightning! (Note: I won't mind if you show up on our date just for the steak. I'll gladly buy you how many steaks you want lol) But at least they finally got the good ending they all deserved.

Thanks to Square Enix, I had a blast playing the trilogy. I am always left speechless with mixed feelings, most of it are bliss, bittersweet and emptiness (because I can't hardly pull myself back to reality in an instant as I stare into the ending credits lmao), but great memories nonetheless whenever I finished a Final Fantasy game. And the XIII series surely gave it to me, as expected from an FF title. Soundtrack always delivers its job - breathtakingly beautiful as expected!

To the haters, it's 2020 already. Hate isn't what we need right now. Grow up, man!

Now I'm gonna purchase and play some Medieval Dynasty while eagerly waiting for Final Fantasy XVI... Cheers!
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yes beautiful ending for the trilgy love every one of these games bhunivelze + hard mode was a real challenge
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Wow.
So thiiiiis is what really happened in the bible.
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it was worth 8 euros

(i payed 60 euros for this game on the ps3 back in the day and like another 60 for the dlc)
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Verfasst: 30.09.20 17:42
A fantastic port (not like XIII and let's not tal about XIII-2), good music (not as memorable as the other games in the trilogy), fantastic graphics, great story and a marvelous ending for the trilogy.
I definitely recommend this game.
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The whole trilogy is slept on. Give it a try yourself, Don't listen to the haters!
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Dear god, do not play this game. The combat is terrible, the story is cringey and you have a timer for completing the game. This game literally takes everything I like about a Final Fantasy game, and makes it unplayable.

If you must play this game, I pray to Bhunivelze that you enjoy it more than I did... For whatever that is worth.
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Just watch the Cutscene videos. That's what I did with the whole FF13 series. I enjoyed the story and music. Did not like the combat, hence why I watched the cutscene movies on youtube.
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Rock solid one! Couldn't be more perfect, it may be a little complicated and difficult for those who haven't played the previous ones and for those who doesn't have comprehensive knowledge of the battle system and such

Edit: 38 hours of gameplay and finished the game entirely despite the fact that I didn't want it to come to an end, anyways, I still take up cudgels for the things I said earlier, but I didn't like the fact that I had to beat 3 games to see Lightning smile just for once...
Anyway, since she did, я рад, but as I stated before, should you don't know anything about the series, never played the first two don't have a comprehensive knowledge of the battle system or even more so, didn't like it, don't buy it, but that's just me, I would say buy it at once without a second, you really have to give it a go to decide whether it's meant for you or not
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Hello? You there Light? 8/10.
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Well it's weird that's for damn sure, and it doesn't have the grand story of a mainline FF game, but I love the quirkyness of it. Definitely better than XIII-2 and dare I say it - the best in the XIII trilogy!
The mechanics may drive you insane, everything is time based (a bit like Majora's Mask) and in order to stop time from continuing normally (ending the game) you need to keep using a time stasis ability which uses experience from killing monsters, so you are constantly juggling between grinding enemies and doing quests.
Like I said it's definitely a weird one, but awesome in so many ways.
The combat is like a hybrid of the paradigm shift system from XIII and the job outfit system from X-2, and you only play as Lightning through the entire thing, so combat is a totally solo affair. Graphics are really good end of PS3 era. Some may find this game has a sort of MMO style (grindy) feel, being that so much of the gameplay involves sidequests. Oh and the soundtrack is spectacularly good. Just give it a try okay?
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Verfasst: 02.12.20 02:33
Talk about save the best till last. The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is one of the best game trilogies ever made. Final Fantasy XIII is good. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is better but Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII, in my opinion, is without question the best of the trilogy.
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its a game staring Lightning, enough said!!!
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The ANDREI RUBLEV of FINAL FANTASY games- absolutely KINO
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Verfasst: 05.12.20 15:36
i know not everyone agrees about the positive or negative opinions about this game but i think its a lot of fun,
The concept of mixing dresses, wepons & shields even accesories & abilities is appealing to me you could make any class you want, you could make something broken that takes 0 dmg or something squishy that does a lot of dmg and takes medium amount of damage too, Its versatile and i approve of that.
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No mouse support. Ridiculous controls. Don't bother.
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