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Import Report: Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII

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Final Fantasy, as a series, has gotten a lot of flack this past generation. Why? For one Square Enix is not shy about randomly porting low quality versions of their games on mobile devices. Two, Final Fantasy XIII rubbed a lot of people the wrong way namely for its the linear structure. Personally this writer enjoyed it and the sequel. The final game, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII looked interesting when it was announced, but confusing as well.

Last week a demo was released on the Japanese PSN allowing anyone with a foreign account to access it. Of course this all transitions into the first Import Play via ReActionExaminer. This writer had a chance to sit down with the demo and again, while it was confusing and it was in Japanese, the gameplay was really fun. It’s a cross between turn-based tactics while being able to move around the environment to dodge, or block monster attacks. It may be only a small tweak, but it proves the formula is capable of change.

Sadly however, this writer will have to wait until February 11, 2014 to play the English versions. It’s definitely worth a look and playing the demo made the wait crueler. However, if February seems too far away, check out the preview in the Import Play for more impressions.


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