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- Your own Lightning - Upgrade Lightning's look, abilities and actions through hundreds of game-changing weapons and outfit combinations
- A constantly moving world - Nova Chrysalia moves to the beat of a relentless 24 hour clock resulting in a different journey for every player
- All new battle system - Master a completely overhauled battle system to control Lightning like never before by being able to block, dodge, and counter with precision
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The world of Gran Pulse is sinking into the sea and what remains is now called Nova Chrysalia. With only thirteen days remaining until the end of the world, Chaos reigns in a world that never ages. New life cannot be born. People need salvation. As Lightning, it is your mission to save as many souls as possible so that they may be brought to the new world. Along the journey, you will encounter familiar faces and engage new foes in all new lands. You must ultimately choose which souls to save and which to abandon and fully understand Lightning's true destiny. It all ends here.
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This entry resolves many of the lingering questions/confusion primarily introduced by XIII-2. Snow's character returns to his tough yet loveable self. Fang and Vanille receive their own arcs. Hope and Sahz play their respective roles. Noel and other characters make their mark as well. The dialogue is spot on and reminiscent of the earlier/better final fantasy games.
This game focuses primarily on story missions and outfitting lightning with the proper attack styles and garments. The learning curve is easy to overcome and the game itself is a beauty to look at.
As a person who wasnt too fond of FFXIII and absolutely hated the ending of XIII-2, I found this game to serve as a perfect way to end the series and end on the highest note possible. The replay value is high and the amount of effort put into the game really shows. Definitely recommend
My first though when I was playing the demo for FFXV was wondering why that combat system sucked so much when they managed to do something real-time so well with both type-0 and this one.
The plot is bonkers and lacking in subtlety - there were several really interesting ideas in there though. And in a way it felt more coherent and put together than its two predecessors. As much fun as the limited time system was, if you simply max out the time delay each day you can do everything. But its still fun. I'm glad I purchased it (eventually).
This game comes off as Lightning in Yusnaan during the festivities and she encounters soldiers and such while looking for Snow, a now, depressed and wreck soul because of what happened to Serah in FFXIII-2. Now it gets deeper as we learn she has become the Savior blessed by the god of light, Bhunivelze. As the game-play started, I realized that so much has changed and it comes off as a neutral thing. The new system was exciting but it had more cons than pros and you have to use the ATB wisely and surely to become victorious in battle. Now the clock...the clock is...ugh annoying. Everything that is time base will slow you down if you don't get the main missions done. By completing main missions, you gain eradia that goes to the tree, but the Canvas of Prayers will not gain you eradia, but strength, magic, and small, small, HP, whereas if you complete main a nd side quests, you get higher stats for Lightning. In the beginning its super dumb hard to do this because can become unfamiliar and confusing for the player. I highly recommend the full guide of this game to beat it, Otherwise, you'll be in dead ends...
I have beaten this game on Easy and Normal, then there is Hard. If you start this game, go for Easy...because its less stress on your mind if you go to Normal. Reason why is because each mode is different and will have you messed up if you're not too familiar with RPGs. Normal will not reset your HP or EP and enemies will be much stronger, plus if an enemy hits you first, you will take 5 percent of damage in the beginning of battles. Hard...is...yeah, I won't go there on that mode, but Normal and Hard are pretty much the same with the traits and such. Easy will heal your HP and you take less damage from enemies, but that won't save you from stronger enemies. There really isn't time to farm and get Lightning stronger because you have to go against that clock that pretty much blocks you from doing such things. It can become annoying and tiresome.
If you waste time trying to do those side quests and not main quests, the Chaos will become stronger and stronger as the days pass, closer to the reawakening of Bhunivelze. So you HAVE to complete those main quests or else. The three stared side quests will gain you more eradia and other stats for Lightning, but they are harder to complete because of time. Its easier to just get the main stuff done so your tree at the Ark can become stronger and fuller and give you more time.
The graphics are cool especially the cinematics, but SE could have done better with the engine, Christ even the graphics in FFXIII-2 was better than this. lol I enjoyed the story throughout the game, it was interesting and very compelling. The story was indeed dark and even taught some life lessons I caught on while playing as Lightning. There was time I cried towards the end and playing the side quests. Each person's story was unique and not something that was rushed or boring. I don't know, that may have been me. The game is indeed challenging, long, and time consuming. Its not too difficult, but I recommend this for others who love a challenge and like to level up. The features and stuff was quite great. Lightning's costumes were too cute and dark, but it really set aside just looking at her primary costume. Even if you don't beat the game, you'll still given a chance to become stronger, only thing is you have to do all the main and side quests all over again. Its frustrating, but you can defeat the enemies you couldn't before and gain more powers. Things are unlocked as you go on, like level boost, and such. Its great to start early and progress as you play. You need to become stronger as you beat the final boss. Overall, its entertaining and a great way to blow off steam and deal with time management, because mines sucked before I played this.... xD Its awesome and its very good, but that clock is not so great... This is just my thoughts. Whether you're a fan of the FFXIII trilogy or the whole set of FF games, this could be for you, but its just one of those games you want to play and just have fun. Its no competition or downfalls, but you gotta be careful, especially if you flee from battle on Normal or Hard, you lose an hour of the world's time...so use it when you REALLY need to...
I give LR a 7.5/10
Hopefully there will be updates in the future for the game, but its enjoyable and I cannot complain. :3
The convoluted story of XIII, made messier with the time travel of XIII-2, now has to find a way to conclude itself. Mild spoiler -- the best way to clean up a mess is to throw it all away. This is the story of Pulse's eschaton, and it's Lightning's job, from Bhunivelze (the central deity of the XIII trilogy), to save as many souls as possible before moving to a new world.
The narrative isn't half as strong as XIII-2. But the gameplay is just as good, because Lightning is basically the three-person party from XIII and XIII-2 combined into a single person with three simultaneously-recharging ATB gauges (in the form of, yes, costumes -- cheers to X-2!).
The soundtrack is strong. The voice acting is great. If you've invested enough in the series to have played the other two games, you're going to enjoy making contact with all the "old gang" again. And the ending, stupid as it is conceptually, still leaves you with a lot of warm-n-fuzzy feelings. I was pleased.