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went hands-on today with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Below are the details, to quote: The heroine of Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning, has faced insurmountable odds to fight for what she believes in. She's challenged the power of the divine, sailed across time, and now stands on the brink of the apocalypse, overlooking a decaying world with lingering memories urging her onward.
In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the developers at Square Enix prepare to conclude Lightning's story with an RPG that, more often than not, defies expectations.
Lightning Returns is a radically different quest than its two predecessors. Both its story and its play mechanics stride forward with little regard for the constraints binding the games before them, and the tropes that govern other Japanese RPGs.
When we first meet Lightning, our rose-haired warrior has been granted the title of "Savior" by the god of light, Bhunivelze, about 500 years after the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The world is crumbling under the seething weight of Chaos, and an ageless suffering has plagued its people.
Bhunivelze has decided to fashion a new world and populate it with souls. Lightning must save these souls from the dying world so they might...