Monday, October 10, 2011

Lightning is missing

You are awesome
Cloud, Aerith, Squall, Ramza, Yuna, Zidane, Tidus, Lightning and others.  You probably recognize these names as the playable characters in the Final Fantasy series by Square Enix.  It’s probably one of the longest running and most popular multi-platform game series there is.  From different settings to different gameplays, the Final Fantasy games for me are the best kind of role-playing games to play.  With creative/well thought of stories and really awesome characters, you could never go wrong and you won’t get disappointed with these games.  Having amazing graphics also helps!

The FF XIII logo
The last Final Fantasy game I played was Final Fantasy 13 in the PS3 platform.  Of course I was amazed by the graphics of the game and I got even more excited about the story.  It’s the second FF game that puts a female as the main character if I’m not mistaken. (The first one was Final Fantasy X-2 where Yuna was the lead character).  If you’ve played the game I’m sure you’re already familiar with the paradigm shifts and how they work.  That’s something that they started with FF XIII.  After finishing the game, I never really thought that there would be continuation of the story or at least I thought it would have to do something with Vanille and Fang who became crystals after saving the world.

So yeah, a new FF XIII game is coming out next year.  We all might have been anticipating the FF XIII Versus game (that's taking forever to get released!) but this new game is actually a continuation of the FF XIII game featuring Lightning. 

What we know so far
FF XIII-2 happens three years after FF XIII and in the previews, everyone thinks Lightning is dead except for Serah, her younger sister.  Then when New Bodhum town gets attacked by monsters, Serah get saved by Noel and the two will set on a journey to find where Lightning is.  New trailers of the game gives us more details about the story.  Here is a video of the new UK trailer of the game released last month.



On a side note:  I'm not a fan of Charice. I don't know how her song got selected for the game. Ugh

So it's nice to see Hope and Snow still in the story but I don't know if they will be playable. As for Lightning, her character is darker than ever.  Speaking of dark,  I have a feeling that this game will have a more serious and darker feel (Probably because there's no Vanille :( yet).

Gameplay
The ATB(Active Time battle) and paradigm shifts are still there but the "Cinematic Action" part of the fight scenes is something we should look forward to.  What will happen if we fail to press the sequence of buttons showing on the screen? LOL We have yet to find out what other changes they have made with the game play.

Square Enix has announced that the game will hit the stores in North America on January 31, 2012 and other countries will follow after that.  The games will be ported into the PS3 and XBOX 360 platforms.

For more info about the game visit http://finalfantasy13-2game.com
So, are you as excited as I am?  (Seriously, I'm still more excited about the Final Fantasy 13 Versus game)

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