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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
2 Reviews
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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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192 Produkte im Account
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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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4560 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.04.21 14:31
Teil 3 dieser Reihe.
Was soll ich sagen. Es ist der beste Teil dieser Reihe. Man kann sagen.
Teil 1 Müll
Teil 2 war sehr gut
Teil 3 war perfekt.

Alleine die Story war der absolute Renner. Das Spiel hat mich von der 1. Sekunde gepackt und bis zum Ende auch bei Laune gehalten. Es gibt viel zu tun und zu erleben. Ich habe es liebend gern gespielt. Man muss Teil 1 und 2 vorher gespielt haben. Sonst fehlt einem doch das wissen für diesen Teil, aber das sollte selbstverständlich sein wenn man eine Reihe mit mehreren Teilen spielt.
Die Leute die am überlegen sind diese Reihe zu spielen, aber mit Teil 1 noch anfangen müssen.
Erschreckt euch nicht. Teil 1 ist grottig. Ab Teil 2 geht es Berg auf und nimmt euch mit.
Ich bin froh gewesen die Zähne zusammen gebissen zu haben, denn hätte ich es nicht gemacht, dann hätte ich diesen wunderschönen Teil verpasst. Alles was in den Vorgängern verkehrt und falsch gemacht wurde (Teil 2 war eigentlich kaum was verkehrt) wurde hier wieder umgesetzt und verbessert. So das es ein Pflichtspiel geworden ist.

Viele negative Rezensionen basieren hier auf hater und nachtragende Leute die der Meinung sind. Teil 1 ist der letzte Dreck und demzufolge haben sie den anderen Teilen nie eine Chance gegeben und machen diesen Teil sowie den vorherigen Teil madig, aber das sind sie nicht.

Von mir gibts eine klare Kaufempfehlung.
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117 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.03.21 16:00
Ich habe heute versucht dieses spiel zu spielen. Ich bin nicht zum Spielen gekommen weil ich mit dieser Steuerung nicht zurechtkam. Normalerweise spiele ich mit Maus und Tastatur oder Gamepad bei diesem Spiel, ist alles anders. Entweder nur mit Tastatur oder Gamepad aber anders als gewöhnlich und für mich zu verwirrend und kompliziert keine Standard Tasten Zuweisung. Ich habe es nicht hinbekommen und habe das Spiel deinstalliert. Was für ein Scheiß. SQUARE ENIX sollte lieber mit Tomb Raider weiter machen als so etwas. Entweder man macht es einfach, dass es jeder spielen kann oder man macht es kompliziert und es spielen halt sehr wenige. Ich spiele es auf jeden Fall nicht mehr.
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40 Produkte im Account
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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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4298 Std. insgesamt
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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5848 Std. insgesamt
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
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[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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Verfasst: 14.06.20 18:58
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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Verfasst: 03.09.20 13:11
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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Verfasst: 07.09.20 01:26
I love this game but I wasnt able to finish it bc I suck :(
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Verfasst: 27.09.20 16:39
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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Verfasst: 15.10.20 05:34
yes beautiful ending for the trilgy love every one of these games bhunivelze + hard mode was a real challenge
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Verfasst: 29.09.20 23:43
Wow.
So thiiiiis is what really happened in the bible.
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Verfasst: 27.09.20 05:22
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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Verfasst: 06.10.20 04:53
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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Verfasst: 01.10.20 19:56
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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Verfasst: 14.11.20 14:45
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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Verfasst: 25.11.20 22:41
Hello? You there Light? 8/10.
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Verfasst: 25.09.20 20:58
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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Verfasst: 12.12.20 08:38
its a game staring Lightning, enough said!!!
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Verfasst: 09.12.20 18:50
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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Verfasst: 13.02.21 06:37
fun improvement, good buy if you enjoy the other 2
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Verfasst: 19.02.21 03:35
lightning go stab stab, different outfits, kingdom hearts-esque battle system, thank u square enix
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Verfasst: 17.02.21 15:58
This game is alright, lacks in comparison to 13 and 13-2 by a long shot.
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Verfasst: 13.02.21 08:50
I found this game incredibly absorbing and fun, I'd say to definetly try it because of it's unique time mechanics alone! I especially loved nursing my pet chicken guy back to health, it was very cute :3

plz play dis game is good
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Verfasst: 15.01.21 04:13
If FF13 was actually fun to play but had still had a weird and convoluted story/character arc. I still liked it tho, but that's because I like FF games in general.
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LOVE IT
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Verfasst: 25.01.21 13:47
Lightning Returns is the concluding chapter of the Final Fantasy XIII saga
and series heroine Lightning's final battle.
The grand finale of the trilogy brings a world reborn as well as free character customization
and stunning action based battles.
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Verfasst: 10.01.21 20:57
Honestly not as bad as people say it is however I did have pneumonia during the time I played so I could've been in a state of hysteria. However, fighting the final boss on hard after having your keyboard fall on your foot is nearly enough for me to thumbs this down. I know it's not an actual review talking about things not in game but come on man pneumonia, multi staged final boss with a move that can one shot you and you need to parry it while it spazzes out the screen because yeah you're not sick already let's just add more nausea, and having foot ouchies! A recipe for disaster I daresay!
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Verfasst: 31.03.21 16:36
I love this game but mostly Lightning. Great ending for FF13 trilogy imo.
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Verfasst: 27.03.21 16:25
Never have i thought i could enjoy a FF game where you only control 1 character
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Verfasst: 12.04.21 00:36
Somewhat biased towards final fantasy games, but this game really is worth every penny. Although the pc port is somewhat shitty it doesnt really matter if u have a somewhat decent rig. The story and visuals are fantastic, the game in all its glory makes me want to get all the achievements. Also top tier waifu so theres no way you can go wrong with this.
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Verfasst: 04.04.21 09:05
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is the conclusion to the 3 game saga, and is a much better port than the previous game, being more stable and less prone to random crashes, but still suffers from a lack of configuration, requiring a keyboard/mouse to exit when using a controller, and having majority of the keyboard controls hard mapped. Well worth a look for RGP fans and those who like the Final Fantasy series.

Story
If you played this entry without playing the previous game you would be missing vast amounts of backstory (it’s more forced on the events of the second game than the first, however it does try to explain past events). The story continues on 500 years after the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Chaos has slowly eaten away at the entire world until 4 bastions remain. Within those area’s humanity is slowly dwindling away, with individuals who remain left burdened with guilt at the last 500 years of failures and regrets. Everyone lives in a depressive half-life, no longer aging, but not being able to start a family and still being able to perish by monster attacks and disease. Lightning is awoken by Bhunivelze, the god of light to free the burdens from those she can and carry forth their souls to the new world he is creating, with the promise of resurrecting Serah if she performs this task. The game heavily focusses on wrapping up events for the main protagonists in the previous games, and acts a redemption game for Lightning, though it is the darkest entry out of the 3 games. I found all of the major plot points were well thought out, and there’s lots of little scenes that have been added to the game as nice touches, like how Hope and Lightning reminisce if you start a new game plus mode.

Gameplay
Gameplay has been significantly changed again, and there even less in common with this entry to the previous two games. I thought a lot of the changes were great, much like the previous game really transformed how you tackle enemies and quests. You are on a countdown much like Zelda: Majora's Mask with a full day/night cycle. Completing main story missions extends your available day count, while side quests extends the time fractionally and acts as your XP though some can only be progressed at set times. Each quest completion rewards you with additional health, strength and magic, making quests the primary path for upgrading Lightning’s stats. While you do have an option of freezing the countdown it isn’t infinite unless you keep fighting enemies, which only reward you with drops for quests or skills, and eventually run out - you can make majority of the in game enemies go extinct! You are given the freedom to explore any of the world’s 4 areas in any order, and the game itself is very non-linier, allowing you to progress as you see fit, though some areas are harder than others.

As stats are increased by completing side quests you don’t have to worry about how you are going to upgrade Lightning’s skill tree as its been removed (there’s no end game strategy to work towards). Costumes you purchase and find change some of your base stats (health, magic or strength, extend the ATB gauge or add other effects), along with the sword and shield she equips. There are accessories you can apply that add further buffs or immunities, as well one category that is for purely cosmetic changes. Physical and magic skills (offensive and defensive) are assigned to each costume setup, for a total of four attacks for each of the 3 interchangeable costumes you wear into battle. Each setup has its own ATB gauge that fills up when not in use, and each attack drains it by the used skills cost. It’s quite an inventive system, allowing for lots of customisation and experimentation.

The game is now a single player ARPG, with a few very limited team battles. Like the previous game enemies are shown on the screen in real time (there’s no random battles), and you can now easily engage or run away as needed. Battles are similar to how they were previously, however they usually require the correct setup otherwise can be very difficult to beat. The available enemy types have been drastically reduced to sub 50 types, and this fits into making that type of enemy extinct (it’s harder than it sounds to fight an enemy type enough to make this happen without purposely farming them). For maximum effects in combat you still need to stagger enemies to weaken them (which uses a different method now) then hammer home attacks while they are down. Fortunately, you can purchase their data before you encounter most of them making pre fight setup much easier and which advises their stagger conditions.

Crafting and upgrading has been changed again, with you merging skills that are dropped from enemies. This usually increases damage and can be well worth it for performing stronger attacks with the same move cost. Accessories are upgraded by collecting multiples (new game plus mode), and weapons and armour are available to upgrade late game with item pickups.

Graphics
The graphics are the same as the previous two entries, and each area is its own self-contained biome, with a desert filled with tombs, 2 cities and open field & mountainous area as the games primary setting. Most of the enemies are reused assets from the previous game, though the landscapes do look good. Lightning now boasts increased customisation via the outfit system. If you want her to rock a cool pair of sunnies, party hat, or some other item you can - these follow through into combat and are only missing from the movie sequences. There are plenty of in game cut scenes, especially when finishing guests.

Music
The voice acting was outstanding, just as it was in the previous games. Many of the NPC’s have quite depressing stories, however their lines are delivered with feeling and a sense of acceptance that nothing is going to change but nothing is over the top. More focus is on the main characters of the previous games, who show a lot more emotion and expression, but remain true to the characters they were in previous entries. The music score is great, featuring more percussion and having lots of the songs being tweaks of Lightning’s previous track or using it as a base.

DLC
The included DLC features a host of different costumes, weapons and shields that can give you an early game boost. Nothing that’s going to break the game, but it’s nice its included for free.

Achievements
The game is easy to get 100% achievements if you know which quests to tackle, otherwise will require a few reruns to mop up.

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Verfasst: 25.03.21 03:36
Absolutely hated the time management aspect of the game at first but after playing through the game I found there was nothing to worry about as the game gives you plenty of time to do the five main quests and even all the side quests. The only real complaint I have is that you only level up by completing quests. The more difficult the quest the more of a stat gain you get. So there is really no reason to fight half the monsters in the game unless you need the materials they drop for a quest. It just kind of makes monster encounters a chore.
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Verfasst: 21.03.21 11:13
Really fun Final Fantasy game, wraps up the trilogy wildly, and with the insane writing we expect in FF games.

Took me 33 hours to beat the game on Easy whilst doing plenty of side quests and generally exploring. I didn't by any means try to 100% but there was plenty of content. It took me about 50 hours to beat FF XIII playing casually, as a comparison. LR is, and feels like, a shorter game, but it's not a bad thing. If it was much longer I would have gotten tired with it. As it stands I already 'slept through' the last two days to get to the end lmao.

One thing to note, once you put the game into full screen the top bar where the graphics options are goes away, but if you just move your mouse to the top there it'll bring it down so you can modify settings again.
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Verfasst: 15.03.21 17:27
Although Lightning Returns was said to perform better on PC than the other two games in the trilogy, I was able to play XIII at 1440p full screen with 40~60 FPS most of the time, albeit with some fixes involved, but had to settle on windowed 1080p for XIII-2 (Ruinga outright slows the game down) and 1080p scaled to full screen with Lightning Returns (the difference between 1440p is surprisingly small, outside of minor details like Lightning's hair). The option to scale the display area would've been nice to have in XIII-2 as well. Oddly enough, when setting Lightning Returns to 1080p windowed, the window still almost spans the entire screen.

As for odd quirks and issues:
  • The game stutters often when traveling through areas, supposedly from NPCs being loaded in. They can also be seen awkwardly speed-walking for brief moments. When completing quests, their souls tend to float towards Lightning before they perform their arm-lifting animation. In Luxerion, several NPCs can be seen standing inside the clock tower pedestal.
  • Interacting with various objects at 60 FPS can be buggy. I eventually lost access to a Gysahl Green spot when planting, and others say harvesting them caused the same result (unsure if it happens with Tantal and Sylkis Greens). The Cactuar statues in the Dead Dunes may teleport Lightning to a different location even when cancel is selected, but that only happened once too. Aeronite also attacks twice as often after the 4th stagger with 60 FPS.
  • About half of all character dialogue is out of sync with their lip movements. This wasn't an issue on console or in the other PC ports. Locking the framerate to 30 FPS and trying different resolutions and graphics settings as well as windowed display didn't help.
  • Character and enemy models seem to stutter when moving and multiple footstep sounds can be heard.
  • Some textures/objects can be seen flickering, and the screen sometimes flashes when striking an enemy on the field.
  • The lighting at Canopus Farms sometimes gets a little weird, causing the ground to be shiny.
  • A brief static sound can be heard occasionally, probably from the game loading audio.
  • The music that plays when enemies are on the field doesn’t loop properly after a while.
  • There were a couple of instances of the Angel of Valhalla squawking despite not being anywhere around.
  • When doing Morris's quest in Yusnaan, he didn't ever whip out his trumpet, instead standing awkwardly on his soapbox (even during the cutscene where he’s supposed to play Miracles). This seemed to resolve itself as time went on.
  • When reading Ranulph’s journal, the text scrolls by very quickly. Seems to be a framerate issue, and it might also happen for the other couple instances of scrolling text.
  • In Yusnaan, I was able to talk to the pyrotechnician near the train station and obtain fireworks twice, cutscene and quest marker and all.
  • Probably not a technical issue, but the Yusnaan loudspeaker constantly repeats itself without pause, even overlapping itself when running through areas, which gets grating really quickly. The citizens of Yusnaan must have an attention span of a few seconds if it has to repeat that often, especially when Lightning sticks out like a sore thumb. The same goes with Hope interrupting dialogue, sometimes even his own. Likewise, the people in Poltae constantly enter and exit the buildings there.
  • Dogs and cats are scattered across the game, presumably leftovers from the Outerworld services.
  • Battle quotes stop playing as of a Windows 10 update.


Issues others claim to have had:
  • In Yusnaan, the Deep-fried Niblet quest loops, the Miqo’te Dress garb isn’t rewarded properly, and Pickett doesn’t appear until reloading save (also a console issue).
  • Examining glyphs in the Wildlands temple doesn't work.
  • Picking up or launching fireworks crashes the game.
  • The Ultimate Lair doesn’t unlock.


Aside from all that, the game only crashed once 130 hours in (including idle time).
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Verfasst: 28.04.21 22:02
Really fun gameplay. A bit stressful at first but just remember to understand quests well. Story and development good but not as good as the first game. Still, if like you liked ff13 and ff13.2 for the gameplay, youll like this game too
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---{Graphics}---
☐ You forget what reality is
☐ Beautiful
X Good
☐ Decent
☐ Bad

---{Gameplay}---
☐ Very good
☐ Good
X It‘s just gameplay
☐ Mehh
☐ Watch paint dry instead
☐ Just don't

---{Audio}---
☐ Eargasm
☐ Very good
X Good
☐ Not too bad
☐ Bad
☐ I'm now deaf

---{Audience}---
☐ Kids
X Teens
☐ Adults
☐ All

---{PC Requirements}---
☐ Check if you can run paint
☐ Potato
X Decent
☐ Fast
☐ Rich boi
☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{Difficulity}---
☐ Just press 'W'
X Easy
☐ Significant brain usage
☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master
☐ Difficult
☐ Dark Souls

---{Grind}---
☐ Nothing to grind
☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks
☐ Isn't necessary to progress
X Average grind level
☐ Too much grind
☐ You‘ll need a second live for grinding

---{Story}---
☐ No Story
☐ Some lore
☐ Average
X Good
☐ Lovely
☐ It‘ll replace your life

---{Game Time}---
☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee
☐ Short
☐ Average
X Long
☐ To infinity and beyond

---{Price}---
X Wait for Sale
☐ Worth the price
☐ Overpriced
☐ You could also just burn your money

---{Bugs}---
☐ Never heard of
X Minor bugs
☐ Can get annoying
☐ ARK: Survival Evolved
☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs
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Verfasst: 09.05.21 17:26
I was genuinely surprised by how much fun I had playing Lightning Returns, because I found FFXIII profoundly boring. This isn't a game I'd ever replay, but up until the (risible) ending it was enjoyable, despite some mechanics-based annoyances. Worth picking up in a sale. 5.8/10
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Verfasst: 06.05.21 02:16
This is one of the most unique FF games and definitely worth giving a try. The first two games are irrelevant, and the story is stupid. It's best understood as a sand-box FF borrowing the Majora's Mask mechanic of limited days
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Verfasst: 15.04.21 03:38
I beat the other two games prior, and then I started this game. Though I didn't like the time limit, the gameplay, combat, and the story were amazing. After playing the first two games and then this, in the end, the story made sense, and came full circle. I still stand by my statement that this trilogy is very underrated, and I believe it has aged well. While it isn't for everyone, I still would say to give it a chance. The combat system is very unique, the side quests are expansive across the locales they take place in and seemingly unrelated quests end up weaving into each other, making for interesting sub-narratives.

However, you will be very lost if you start with any game other than the first game. So I recommend starting with that one, then the second game, and then this one. By the time I beat the final boss and saw the ending, I was in tears and I truly hope that you, reader, will enjoy it as much as I did.

Overall, 8/10 on the gameplay, but a 10/10 on the story.
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Verfasst: 24.06.21 16:27
Amazing game, very fun battle system and huge character customization. The New Game+ is kinda repetitive at times, but it unlock even more customization (especially on hard mode) and you can get very very strong, which is always fun.
The port never had any kind of problems for me, not a single crash, freeze or bug.
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Verfasst: 13.06.21 05:19
This game is amazing, I get to play my favourite character of all time - Lightning.

1) The Story Line
- As far as the story goes, i cannot say that it is linear,, as it allows for you to decided where to proceed on your own. Yet, you cannot also say that the story allows many non-linear plot as the open world is not too massive vs. Final Fantasy 13.

2) Character
- Well, you get to play Lightning and Lightning only, what is there to complain? You can even change her clothes and customize her schemata (skill sets) which is cool. You will also get to meet characters from the past prequel which completes and add to the story.

3) Battle System
- While I would say that the battle system is similar to that of the past Final Fantasy 13 series, honestly i feel that Lightning Return is lacking compared to its' predecessor.
- They are more or less the same battle system in the series, but with the added feature of the schemata to change from (3 schemata). But compare this to its predecessors, because there are no other characters to participate in the battle, the flexibility of battle is that much reduced, which also means that there are less customization and strategies in battle (when you compare to the variety of paradigms in FF13 that is). I will not go that far to say that the battle system ruined the game, but when you compare to it's predecessors, it pales slightly.
- However, i have to say that the sacrificed in flexibility in battle gives the added feature of schemata which allow Lightning to change clothes is pretty damn cool if you ask me. And this only makes me want to play Lightning Return more.

Overall, i cannot say that i like the curfew in the game, but overall I totally love playing this game (as you can see I've clocked over 250 hours in this game). The graphics is so awesome and you get to play using only Lightning. 100% recommend this game to everyone, especially to those that had played the past FF13 series.
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Verfasst: 26.06.21 12:50
Doesn't deserve nearly as much hate as it gets - and don't worry about the timer, seriously.
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Verfasst: 13.06.21 11:06
Nice game play and cost least memories in 3 parts
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Verfasst: 25.07.21 13:46
Meh...there's better Final Fantasy games out there.
This is the 3rd installment of Final Fantasy 13. I think the first 2 installments were better. I just don't like how there's a timer in this game and you have to beat the game before the timer runs out. If it runs out it's game over and you have to start all over again.

I recommend, but only if you're playing with a controller. *sighs* another one of those bad ports where game is pretty much unplayable with a keyboard + mouse or at least really inconvenient. Just make sure you have a controller and you'll be fine.
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Verfasst: 04.08.21 17:38
Fun game if you have a lot of time to spend...
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Verfasst: 18.07.21 10:28
Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII is final part of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. It concludes the whole saga in a very different yet satisfying way.

Technically this game is quite different than its predecessors. The battle system is completely different than the previous two as in this game you can play only as Lightning but there is the catch. Lightning can swtich garbs in between the battle to give her variety of moves and versatility. Garbs is something similar to Final Fantasy X-2's dressspheres. If that doesn't gives an idea then simply consider a garb as a job. In essence its a job system for Lightnng alone.

The overall playing experience of this game is very unique than tradional Final Fantasy where you spend time in your characters. You farm experience and items to improve your characters. That is not the case over here. Design wise the game has limited time which means that to finish the main story you have limited in-game time hence to improve your character you need to complete side quests. Sidequests provide you with improved items and stats upgrade you need to make Lightning stronger. Initially the timer system creates pressure but once you get a hang of it then you realize that the whole game has been designed around timer to make it playable.

I personally enjoyed the story a lot and specially the ending as it made the whole trilogy experience worthwhile to me. I think the end is fitting to the whole trilogy and it made sense to me.

The steam port is well made compared to the last two game. After installing the game and before starting the game just make sure to change the graphics settings to Advanced. You can move the mouse to the of the screen to bring a file menu, not particular fan of this approach, and in the graphcis change the graphics setting as that will prvovide much better visual experience for PC players.
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Verfasst: 02.07.21 21:45
Music: 8/10, lots of enjoyable things that I never got tired of hearing.
Combat: 10/10, This games combat is the absolute pinnacle of combat for me. I enjoyed every fight. It has such a fantastic learning curve. Other than maybe Devil May Cry, which I would also rate a 10/10.
Story: 8.5/10, probably my favorite FF storyline. It helps that there are three games so I can enjoy the callbacks and references, etc. Very satisfying Ups and Downs in the storybeats.
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Verfasst: 29.08.21 19:51
Hello friends,

Today i will be reviewing the game Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13. This is the last game in a trilogy of games including Final Fantasy 13 and Final Fantasy 13-2. Unlike 13-2, this game was ported fine with some minor bugs. It basically ends the Nova Crystal series. Note that the story for the while series is very convuluted. If you have trouble understanding it like me, i suggest finding a youtube video online that tries to unconvulute the storyline. In this game you play as lightning solo and do missions to save people's souls before the end of the world. There are only 4 areas in the game that are semi open world, but because of the mechanic of limited time in the game, you will be very busy going back and forth to these 4 areas. Anyways, here is my pro/cons list:

PROS:

- You get to play as lightning sololy. This takes alot of strategy.
- You can change clothing as much as a movie star as each clothing has different skills built into them and stats. This is similiar to the X-2 dress sphere system.
- There is a time limit, but once you figure out how to cheese it with a skill, it is not that bad. Still, you always have a ticking clock to watch.
- The game area's are gorgeous and great graphics.
- The ability to change dress colors to whatever you want.
- Lots of side quests and Canvas of Prayers quests.
- Defeating secret monsters.

CONS:

- There is clipping using some of the dresses and weapons different combos. This is a minor bug, but can be annoying.
- You cannont change the color of weapons. Some of them are ugly and really need this as a feature.
- Weird graphical issues when in cutscenes. For example, some of lightning clothing turns black and then back to normal.
- Although i like alot of the music, it has been recycled from previous games in the series. Alot of the music will be the same with some new tracks thrown in.

Recommended. If you liked the rest of the series, you will like this game. The difficulty is semi steep. The first time i played the game, i ran out of time until i found that using a skill helps you alot. Also, lots of things to do in the game before beating it. So if your a fan of the rest of the series, i suggest picking up the final game in this series.
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Verfasst: 31.08.21 08:08
Beautiful
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Verfasst: 29.08.21 05:52
Beautiful Game.
Such a good story telling and Characters. Lovely World.

Defo something for anyone who played FF13 :)
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Verfasst: 30.08.21 06:48
how do i mute hope
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Verfasst: 06.11.21 22:09
The conclusion to the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy.

This title is probably the best of the 3, with the best visuals and scenery of the 3, a strong story, very little travel based bottle necking, and of course, like always, A fantastic score that lives in my music playlist. The game moves a bit faster than the previous 2, but manages to keep throwing surprises. All around, a good game.
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Verfasst: 03.11.21 23:49
“It's not a question of can or can't. There are some things in life you just do.”

Oh Final Fantasy XIII...this trilogy gets way too much hate than it deserves but I digress...

The title of the game says it all. Lightning is back one last time as the main protagonist. In this game, she returns as the savior whose job is to guide souls out from the dying world and into the new one. The more quests you complete the stronger you get and the more souls you save. The game gives you a max of 14 days to complete all main quests if you cannot within the time limit then it’s GAME OVER. There will be a clock ticking at the top right corner of the screen pressuring you. At first, I thought this was a horrible mechanic because I’m the type that likes to explore and I absolutely hate being rushed but surprisingly the time limit gave me little trouble as I was able to complete all main quests with 3 days to spare. I used the remaining days to finish up some side quests. Looking back on it now I realize that the sense of urgency made the game all the more enjoyable and immersive. I’ve seen folks complain about this game being too linear but having a massive open world and a time limit is like giving someone wings and chaining them down at the same time. It just wouldn’t work so I could see why they went for a more linear path. There are a lot of returning characters which is always nice to see. The visuals still hold up really well even today. Playing the previous two games is a must otherwise the story would be a confusing mess. Yes, the story is kinda out there and sometimes overdramatic I’ll admit, but I’d rather have that than a boring unambitious story. One thing that did irritate me is the fact that some areas get closed off depending on the time of day it is. It was frustrating seeing the clock tick as I’m waiting for a gate to open because it’s not midnight but as days passed I got better at managing time well. Also, unlike the other Final Fantasy games, you don’t gain experience from defeating enemies. You can get occasional drops from them but you really have to focus on those quests rather than just mindlessly looking for battles in hopes of getting stronger. Lightning Returns was a hit or miss for some but I can applaud them for wanting to do something different rather than follow the same mechanic.

Is it the best Final Fantasy game I’ve played? No, but it is still an enjoyable game with a satisfying conclusion. A decent entry into the Final Fantasy series. I loved Lighting as a protagonist and I was more than happy to play as her one last time.
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Verfasst: 06.11.21 18:32
mf this game port better than the first two lol, still hope you guys can fix first two games pls
edit: oh well, this must be an underrated gem of FF series i hope people know more about this game 10/10 :')
edit no.2: ehhh... guys just use freeze time mod and enjoy the game lol, I hope it's better
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Verfasst: 09.11.21 23:40
+ Fun Battlesystem: Best one of the trilogy. Although it gets stale aorund mid-game, since I had to fight in order to refill something allowing me to manipulate time.
+ Cinematic Music: Good use/arrangements of memorable pieces. The game itself didn't introduce anything memorable, however.

~ Weird translation (German): Player with japanese dub/german sub. From a few japanese things I did understand the german translation didn't match.

- Time Element: Having a clock ticking almost at any given time, made me rush the game. At the end I had lots of time left.
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Verfasst: 28.10.21 03:08
Freaking awesome!!! Although difficult but still fun!
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Verfasst: 26.09.21 02:36
The best Final Fantasy game in the 13 series IMHO. Loved the gameplay, and the overall story was nice.
Definitely got my money's worth with this purchase!
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Verfasst: 07.10.21 04:33
Visuals - A mixed bag sometimes this game can look just as good as at least FFXIII-2 but a lot of other times the areas look like a PS2 game and even some NPC just look terrible the art direction is great though but again this is a huge step back - 70 out of 100

Sound - One of the best in the series and it's a shame most wont ever get to hear it voice acting here however is the worst in any final fantasy game - 95 out of 100

Gameplay - Feels great and I hope to see this battle system again in another FF game 85 out of 100

Story - Yeah this story sucks! It's badly written and terribly told I'd go as far to say it's story is the worst in any FF game but if you made it this far into the trilogy everyone gets a ending 40 out of 100

Value - It's def worth your time and with so many things to do the second or third time around you will get your moneys worth - 80 out 100

score - 74 out of 100
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Verfasst: 17.12.21 02:06
A good time management simulator
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Verfasst: 30.12.21 12:22
While I'm not saying I had a bad time playing, I just don't think I had a good enough time to recommend the game to someone else. It feels like it was hastily put together; Square definitely didn't put their A-Team on constructing this title.
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Verfasst: 24.12.21 12:22
good
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Verfasst: 19.12.21 15:44
fun
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Verfasst: 16.12.21 18:33
After doing both playthroughs in easy and hard mode, I finished the game with 100+ hours. I want to point out that this game has very positive points, but also very negative ones.
In my opinion I found the game very confusing at first making you run behind time, not allowing me to enjoy the game as a whole and get used to the world. Another extremely negative point was the NPCs and their depth, I found the concept of the game very interesting, after 500 years of FFXIII-2 people should be wiser, more depressed and with much more depth, however the NPCs of this game are very taken out of context, making me feel like the world wasn't credible.
Speaking now about the positive points of this game, I must mention the amount of builds and strategies the game offered me, I felt that after 100+ hours, I didn't even use 10% of the strategies that the game provides and that's amazing. The battle system positively surprised me, I thought it was very basic, where you have your set and you don't go beyond that, however as I progressed through the game, I discovered that the secret is to make the 3 schemata work as a whole, bringing a lot of depth to the battle system.
Finally, I really liked the concept of the game, a doomed world without salvation, where humanity has to prove to god that even without people to be born it will survive after 500 years and thus pass to a new world. However, I felt that the story could have been better used while mentioning that the main characters like Snow, Vanille, Fang, Sazh and Hope were very poorly used, leaving me with a sense that the characters no longer had a soul.
Finally, I want to leave a note for Square Enix, if you want to make a Final Fantasy title, don't do it with a low budget, this franchise has too much history behind it and deserves much more than this. Thank you.
Final Review: 6/10
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Verfasst: 05.12.21 20:50
I've now played all three of them, didn't much care for the first two but this game is a complete turnaround of that. It's genuinely fun to play and explore, feeling more like Dragon's Dogma than the other two FFXIII games.
There were so many garbs with abilities attached to them, and in the beginning I was so confused, I couldn't understand how battle worked.
However, once I got the hang of it, combining and firing off gigantic spells on my enemies and critting because they are weak to it felt so satisfying.
The atmosphere was fantastic; the music fitted well and I'm listening to it on daily basis, the story about uniting and then accepting farewell was very sad and nice, the battle system felt satisfying, the art and level design were superb!

Surprised to say it, but I would absolutely recommend this game.
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Verfasst: 05.12.21 06:27
Shut up, Hope!
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Verfasst: 28.02.22 03:50
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII-3 is the final entry in the FF13 series, and even though it breaks away from some typical conventions, I really liked how this last dream played out.


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+ It's still the same game, now ported over to PC - Demanding system requirements and many issues still reported
+ Very pretty game to watch unfold - The end of the trilogy story
+ Lightning does, in fact, return. - There's no negatives to that, really.


Lightning is appropriately front and center for this game, and hits the ground running. From an exciting opening sequence to a follow-up boatload of exposition, we learn about what transpired so far and how we've gotten to where we are now… and most importantly, that we ditched having a party at all and just change clothes to fill whatever role we need at that time. Another difference is the fact that this entry has a strange replay element where if you fail to meet a specific criteria (or wish to start over), you can retry with all your items and start with more power. This is an interesting way to balance out the introduction of a timer or doing away with the extra management of a party, and ends up becoming a very streamlined RPG game overall - one that I enjoyed a few times, even after putting a lot of time into it on console.


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Content/Replay High - Compared to other Final Fantasy entries, this game all but encourages you to progress through attrition and planning rather than grind.
Pass, Sale, Buy? Buy - It looks good, handles good, and contains the info that wraps up the trilogy.
Overall Score: 4.5 / 5.0 - Almost Perfect, XIII-3 is a good example of a game that let the narrative of the sequels dictate the mechanics, rather than the other way around, and it remains the most fun I've had with a Final Fantasy title in recent history.



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Intel i5 3770k | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 | 16GB RAM | 1920 x 1080
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Verfasst: 14.01.22 00:54
Although LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII is not my favorite game in the FFXIII trilogy it does serve as a good conclusion for Lightning and her friends/family that she has been fighting for. For transparency I probably favor 13-2>LR>13 but Lightning Returns does a good job experimenting (yet again) with new combat styles and a rogue-like? system never really seen in a Final Fantasy game before.

Between this game being a good port, having a better combat system, and bringing a decent conclusion to a controversial trilogy - I would recommend this game without thinking twice and realistically if you are thinking about buying this game you probably already beat the first two so you want to finish the story! Now on the flip side, I am kinda glad the trilogy is over because there were so many ups and downs with how I felt about it. From basically becoming a god as a main character and almost trying too many new things in each game of the trilogy (Pokemon, rogue-like, etc. etc.) I don't regret my time in the trilogy but it was time for it to come to an end.

Ultimately you will play this game because you are already invested into the trilogy but as a standalone game I am pretty lukewarm on the review but ultimately recommend it.
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Verfasst: 13.01.22 15:29
I didn't expect to like this game this much,combat was interesting but I prefer the previous versions from ff13 and ff13-2.

I mostly recommend it for the story since it's the conclusion of the trilogy.

Without spoiling anything I just keep wondering what happens after this game,I got more invested in the characters than I thought I would be.

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Verfasst: 31.03.22 17:05
oh look, a game where sqaure enix doesn't fuck up the port.
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Verfasst: 09.04.22 00:21
Cheers to Square Enix for making a functional port, woo! No issues after 100% completion.

Moving on, Lightning Returns may be the most interesting game in the FF series. While there are some usual FF elements in the game, most of it feels nothing like a FF game, and that works great here. There's no party system, only Lightning against the world. Combat is real time and fast paced. The dark and depressing environment created as the world comes to an end in 13 days is great and is pretty immersive. While the time limit seems daunting at first, it becomes easy to deal with once you learn to plan your moves. There's also the expectedly amazing OST. There's honestly not too much I can say bad about this game. I'd highly recommend it.
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Verfasst: 02.04.22 22:22
This game is essentially what would happen if The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask came out in this last decade instead of in the late 90's. Great Game, all around. Would highly recommend you play it on a console or maybe the Steam Deck as there are some optimization issues for PC (like lack of mouse support! seriously Square, what were you thinking?). Highly recommended if you enjoyed FFXIII-2
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Release:14.02.2014 Genre: Rollenspiel Entwickler: Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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