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Too long? Lightning Returns has 50 hours of content


10:00 AM on 10.24.2013
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I was ecstatic to hear Bravely Default: For the Sequel was being streamlined from the original 70 hour completion time to a (relatively) more reasonable 30 hour time. My backlog has been insurmountably filled with JPRGs for probably a decade.

Speaking to IGN, Lightning Returns gameplay director Yuji Abe addressed concerns that the game would be too short. Because, apparently, someone in the world is concerned a JRPG will be too short. "I played through from start to finish trying to see almost all of the aspects of the game and it took roughly about 50 hours," Abe said. A less exacting playthrough could feasibly be done quicker, I hope.

I don't know why we have trouble moving away from the weird concern over how long a game is. I get that price is an issue, that you wants some sort of tangible Lightning Returns on investment, but people that take it down to hour of gameplay per dollar formulations are lunatics and probably sacrifice loofahs to Ratt songs.

I think most games are too long. Taking up time is not an accomplishment, especially when it's needlessly padded out with trivial junk. Still, as I've said before, I'm actually pretty hopeful for Lightning Returns, though I don't expect I'll spend the completionist-tier 50 hours in it.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Has Over 50 Hours of Content [IGN]





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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII



9:00 AM on 02.25.2014
Lightning Returns Japanese voice pack DLC available now

The Japanese Voice Pack DLC is available for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII today, priced at $3.99. That's great and appreciated, but I'm really here for the Moogle dress that we've been hearing about. That crazy dress...more



12:00 PM on 02.19.2014
We could see more Final Fantasy games on PC in the future

In case you haven't noticed, not a whole lot of Final Fantasy games are on the PC at the moment, even in port form years later. But it seems as if Square Enix is coming around to the idea, and we may even see future Fina...more



8:30 PM on 02.15.2014
The 'extremely popular' Lightning may return (again)

Lightning Returns may cap the Lightning saga, but director Motomu Toriyama told Siliconera that this isn't the last we'll see of the "extremely popular character." "For Lightning, her story ends here in Lightning Returns: Fin...more



1:00 PM on 02.12.2014
Win $1000, an Xbox, and more: Lightning Returns contest

DeviantArt is running a Lightning Returns contest encouraging users to put their own spin on Lightning with an original design. Entrants will be judged by Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura himself and the three ...more



4:00 PM on 02.11.2014
Opinion: Lightning Returns is by far the best 'XIII' game

I wasn't a fan of Final Fantasy XIII. I felt like in many ways it was a step back for the franchise, and the cast wasn't nearly as charming as Square Enix thought it was. But with XIII-2, I partially warmed up to the series, ...more



10:00 AM on 02.05.2014
Lightning Returns gets a Tomb Raider crossover outfit

It's so bizarre to see Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy under one roof, but here we are in 2014 with a Lightning Returns and Lara Croft crossover. Next week, you'll be able to pick up the special Tomb Raider ...more



5:00 PM on 02.04.2014
Square gives us a look at Lightning Returns' dev process

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is almost here, as the third and [final?] part of the XIII triology. To celebrate, Square Enix has released a new video that gives us a look at some of the people responsible for de...more



1:30 PM on 01.29.2014
Get caught up on Lightning's story with this 16-bit recap

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII releasing next month, players may need to get (re)acquainted with the (perhaps convoluted) story thus far. Square Enix took up this task, and produced a brilliant video to recapitul...more



4:30 PM on 01.23.2014
Remember: Lightning Returns is kind of an action game

What might get lost amidst talk of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's whacked out story and amazing dress up system is that you can fight monsters. Though you would know that if you downloaded the demo. If you haven't, ...more



10:00 AM on 01.21.2014
Lightning Returns pre-orders at Amazon get Yuna DLC

The Spira's Summoner DLC you'll nab for free with your Amazon pre-order of Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be a treat for fans of Final Fantasy X. You'll be able to dress Lightning up in Yuna's summoner dress, equip...more




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