Lightning Returns video takes an 16-bit look at Final Fantasy 13′s storyline

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 14:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 has a new ‘Retro-Spective’ video available, giving players an 16-bit look on the stories of Final Fantasy 13 and Final Fantasy 13-2. It’s cute. Lightning Returns PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $59.99 on February 11. A collector’s edition will be available in limited quantities for consoles and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $89.99.



  1. salarta

    Neat idea, would’ve been good if it was used for any games FF7-FF12 or for a game like Parasite Eve instead of the FF13 games.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    Why does this have better sprite work than the FFVI remake?

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Shinji10TH

    On PC ? Are you high ? ^^

    With that said, they should release their next BTA “FF XV” on PC, since Castlevania, DMC and even MGR: Revengeance got PC versions.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. BrokenSpline

    Wow that made more sense than the actual games.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Shinji10TH

    @BrokenSpline Of course, when you are brain challenged, it makes more sense when they don’t tell you anything but the beginning and the ending.

    Please, don’t make fun of yourself like that.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @5 No, the game simply doesn’t make any sense.

    The villains’ motives make no sense. The characters actions make no sense. The plot is non existent and the lore is a mess. And it only gets worse with each game, not better.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. BrokenSpline


    Aww Did I hurt your feelings? Would a lollipop make it all better?

    @Ireland Michael

    Pretty much. I do however like the new combat system in the new iteration but I won’t be purchasing the game for it. Little too late for Square like 2 games ago.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. TheWulf


    That’s definitely wrong. IX made the most sense of any of the Final Fantasy games, in fact, it was fairly straightforward and elementary, and the lore was concise and easy to understand.

    A corrupt queen and a powerful entity seek to take over the world, her daughter seeks egress away from her mother’s evilness and gets it via a “kidnapping.” They have some grand adventures, and eventually defeat the bad guys, thus saving reality. There’s a lot of neat stuff that happens along the way, but it’s in no way confusing.

    IX is more straightforward than VI and IV, even, it’s a callback to older Final Fantasy games. So to say that the games make no sense is silly, IX definitely does.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. BrokenSpline


    He was talking about each game of the Lightning series not the Final Fantasy series. Yeesh!

    #9 11 months ago

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