Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

edited January 1970 in Jogos variados
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Square Enix brings back the Crystal Tools engine tools to create a seemingly open-world, Final Fantasy take on Nintendo's Majora's Mask formula.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the official name for the final chapter in the FF XIII trilogy, seems to mix a lot of the old with the new.

The key mechanics game designer Yuji Abe presented during the showcase were "constant-moving world" and "customization". For the former, he explained that time does not stop for Lightning; she has to find ways to increase time to complete quests and forward the story since the world comes to its demise in thirteen days. One highlighted way is to defeat enemies and monsters. She can also perform certain miracles that could either shake up the in-game elements or the world itself, but at the cost of time. Yes, this concept may not be new as The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask pulled it off back in the Nintendo 64 days, but it's nice to see a time-rewinding mechanic of sort implemented in today's games.

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The game world of Novus Partus is using a day/night cycle; NPCs and monsters appear and act in accordance to this. There will be bigger and more dangerous encounters at nighttime when compared to the daytime. There are four islands for players to explore, and so far the one talked about in detail is the city of Luxerion. The main metropolis of Novus Partus seems to have both a mechanical and fantasy vibe to it, complete with gothic architecture, a monorail system for players to get around, and a black-and-grey color motif to the resident's everyday attire.

For the latter concept, Abe stated that players can customize Lightning's getup any way they want. This isn't purely cosmetic; different clothes and armor sets will affect her stats in combat, as well as give her extra abilities. For now, the armor and weapons count is "more than 10 or 20" according to him. We do hope that she gets more choices apart from swords and shields, but the promise of quick equipment-swapping mid-combat may hint that she can start multi-tasking with spears, claws and even assault rifles and other long-ranged armaments.

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The actual gameplay we were shown that isn't available for the public was still using the Crystal Tools engine used for the past two Final Fantasy XIII games, albeit with some minor graphical tweaks here and there. Instead of a party of three, you now control Lightning only. Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama showed off a bit of the game's story scenario where Lightning had to find the culprits behind an unsanctioned public hanging in front of a clock tower in the city of Luxerion. As she talks to different NPCs and explores the city area, the time gauge at the bottom started to count down. While details weren't given if the timer reached zero, we would assume that a story point would be closed out and that the ending to the game would be affected if the world-driven concept was of any indication.

After much mucking around and finding for clues, the producer and director jumped straight into the game's battle system where our heroine squares off against a behemoth (a trademark FF beast). While similar to the Paradigm Shift system viewpoint at first glance, players can now move Lightning around the battlefield using the left analog stick. Her abilities are mapped on each face button so that she can use them when her action time battle gauge is filled; so far she has her old repertoire from past games like her Thundaga spells, protective buffs and combo slashes.

While the game has a more action-like feel to it, the combat will still retain its semi turn-based roots. At the very least, controlling just one powerful character seems like a slight breath of fresh air if only because of the many potential battle scenarios the designers can put players in. The developers did say that Lightning is considered a powerhouse in this game compared to the past titles, so we hope that they include more fights with bigger villains within elaborate set pieces ala God of War to raise the stakes.
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  • XIII-3 portanto. Pobre Square-Enix, a tentar esmifrar ao máximo os recursos já feitos. O XIII-2 já não vendeu muito, por isso fica a ideia que nos estão a tentar forçar isto pela garganta sem haver vontade nenhuma. Meh.



    LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII - Special Presentation

    He cray.
  • As true blind follower that I am, I shall once again succumb to the crystal (dark?) side lol
  • A cena é que eu até gostei do XIII, apesar de todos os defeitos que o jogo tem. Como geralmente não leio nada sobre os FF's antes de sairem e começo a jogar com 0 hype (até me costumo convencer que vão ser uma merda), consegui encontrar várias qualidades do XIII e gostar do jogo no geral, apesar do hate quase global pela fan base. Não joguei nem tenho o XIII-2, mas isso a culpa foi do Xenoblade, esse Ferrari dos jRPGs.

    Já li várias vezes que quem gostou do XIII vai gostar do XIII-2, mas confesso que não tenho muita paciência para estas sequelas de main FF's, sem dúvida devido ao trauma da intro do X-2. Isto do XIII-3 já me parece esticar demasiado a corda... Venha o XV masé. Ou então não, depois do Xenoblade vai ser complicado.
  • Versus XIII

    ;_;
  • Oh it's coming don't worry, agora jogas The Legend of Lightning Tonberry's Mask
  • lol shit. Kuase k m apetece poder voltar atras no tempo soh p/ decidir nao comprar o XIII-2, p/ n apoiar esta merda. Fodasse. Can it get any worse?

    Ke aconteceu ah square.. porra.
  • saudades que tenho da minha velhinha squaresoft... desde que fizeram a fusão a saga final fantasy tem estado em queda livre, se não tÊm ideias que façam remakes de velhos FFs como os da SNEs, provavelmente vai ser melhor que 90% das novas ideias que vão ter
    admito que estou é curioso para o versus, mas nem vou criar expectativas para não me desiludir no fim
  • argh! what is this?? no plz, no more Dx I can't stand it! you win! take all my money but stop with the torture already!!


    Tutti-fruti: "you either are born a strawberry... or you become one eventually~"
  • [quote author=darKaze link=topic=4556.msg177427#msg177427 date=1347281717]Tutti-fruti: "you either are born a strawberry... or you become one eventually~"
    [/quote]"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become a villain."

    /(_M_)\
    \--V--/

    É uma frase mto mais apropriada para a série FF :p
  • Opah... bazem da minha thread sff~
  • just like capcom (trololololo)
  • Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn. Não os posso culpar de tentarem despir a Lightning cada vez mais. É capaz de ser a única forma têm para a manter interessante.
  • So, can we have Versus 13 now?
  • Square... what happened? ='(
  • I can tell you what DID NOT happen.

    FF Versus 13.
  • Quando.isto.estiver a 20euros compro
  • Este seria, entao, o Final Fantasy XIII 2 Turbo?

  • [quote author=Aniki link=topic=4556.msg181514#msg181514 date=1356014880]
    Este seria, entao, o Final Fantasy XIII 2 Turbo?


    [/quote]

    lolololol so sad

    [quote author=Garuda link=topic=4556.msg181496#msg181496 date=1355970443]
    I can tell you what DID NOT happen.

    FF Versus 13.
    [/quote]

    Indeed, e honestly jah me mete nojo como eh k O unico projecto desta merda d fabula nova crystalis ou o crlh k parece ser bom, esteja a ser tao posto d parte. Eh absurdo mesmo eles anunciarem 1 jogo e cagarem nele e nos fãs assim, em prole de simplesmente milkar 1 serie de merda =/

    Enfim.
  • o Agito (Type-0 ? ) é bom, pelo que ouvi.
  • humm pois n sei, portateis não ligo.

    Mas a cena eh k o VS XIII jah foi anunciado tipo ao mm tempo k o XIII kuase, ou 1 tempito dps, e já vamos p/ o XIII fuckin 3 e nem 1 puta d1a data d lançamento poh versus, nem nada de + concreto sobre kek s passa co jogo nem o crlh. Mesmo nojento.
  • No outro dia eu tive a ver a data do primeiro trailer.

    May 2006.
  • [quote author=Garuda link=topic=4556.msg181543#msg181543 date=1356044730]
    o Agito (Type-0 ? ) é bom, pelo que ouvi.
    [/quote]

    tive a ver gameplay e tb acho, o prob é td escrito em japones (podiam falar na hist toda mas n=q )

    acho q vou arranjar p acaso...
  • Há uma versão com tradução parcial. Não é muito mas é melhor que nada penso lol.
  • [quote author=kupo link=topic=4556.msg181572#msg181572 date=1356130547]
    Há uma versão com tradução parcial. Não é muito mas é melhor que nada penso lol.
    [/quote]

    sim, um patch q fizeram
    mas acho q a jogar meto faq da tradução ao lado e pronto ;)
  • Why not both?
  • [quote author=Alteisen link=topic=4556.msg182404#msg182404 date=1358343513]
    outra feia

    http://twitpic.com/bvp1cj
    [/quote]

    SPOILER FFXIII-2

    Spoiler:
    wtf isso é a irmã da Lightning, ela não tinha morrido no XIII-2



    [hr]

    Agradecia que a tag de spoiler fosse usada no futuro. Obrigado
    - Roz
  • [quote author=ZenTzen link=topic=4556.msg182405#msg182405 date=1358344167]
    ...
    [/quote]

    no idea sorry, n jogo ff
    como ta la escrito new character , sneaky shoujo~ decidi d meter aki no forum :P
  • Vou começar a deixar de vir ao forum...
    Obrigado pelo spoiler ZenTzen  >:(

    Rende Alteisen~
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