Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Retrospective - Just a Matter of Time

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So here we are. The finale of the Final Fantasy XIII series. Lightning Returns was simultaneously the worst part, but also maybe the definitive end of a controversial era for Square Enix. So whats up with Lightning Returns? Or as some call it, Final Fantasy XIII-3 (13-3 for the ones who wanna save time).

Maybe you've played this game. Maybe you haven't. Maybe you quit on Final Fantasy XIII-2. I know I did back in the day. This game is weird. I mean really weird. Not only is it almost nothing like FF13 or FF13-2, it's nothing like any other game in the entire Final Fantasy series. Lightning Returns is... Well, if I've already started off with ellipses, you know it's gonna be a complex topic. It's almost hard to believe that this is the team that went on to make the Final Fantasy VII Remake. That's all I'll say for now. Everything else is in the video. Thanks for watching!

Localization blog post I mentioned, all credit goes to: https://hikamitz.tumblr.com/post/111425210884/correcting-the-biggest-translation-error-in-the

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0:00 - Intro
2:12 - What is Lightning Returns?
5:18 - The Time Mechanic
16:50 - Gameplay
33:31 - Visuals and Sound
43:57 - Plot and Characters
53:28 - An Existential Crisis
57:04 - Spoiler Section
1:03:47 - The Final Finale

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