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Final Fantasy 13: Lightning Returns (PS3 / XBOX360)

Final Fantasy 13: Lightning Returns (PS3 / XBOX360)
alaScore 96

198 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The gameplay and graphics also get good opinions.

story, graphics, gameplay, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Final Fantasy 13: Lightning Returns (PS3 / XBOX360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 198 reviews)

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII review

 

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a testament to Square Enix's perseverance, if nothing else. After Final Fantasy XIII inspired both ire and praise in nearly equal measure, Final Fantasy XIII-2 attempted to set right the complaints many fans had...

Real-time combat system makes for tense, enjoyable battles

A majority of the content comes from tedious fetch quests ; The story, at its best, is a convoluted mess ; Key features like upgrading equipment are only available in New Game Plus

While it’s got some good ideas, a weak story and lack of design cohesion are the biggest sins committed by Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) Review

 

Final Fantasy's most well-known heroine is back in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII! But is it worth checking out? 411's Adam Larck checks in with his full review!

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Striking thrice

 

After four years and two initially-unplanned sequels, the tale of Final Fantasy XIII is at last complete. Set centuries after the events of XIII-2, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gives Lightning thirteen days to save humanity from the end of the...

Fast combat, more open environments

Confusing plot, lack of character development

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (XBOX 360)

 

Kaeyi Dream takes a look at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the XBOX 360 in her latest video review for HardwareHeaven.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

 

It's heartbreaking to see a Final Fantasy game with a Metascore of about 67. It really is. I take no pleasure in seeing a legendary franchise continue its depressing fall from grace. Square Enix has opted to ditch the legions of fans acquired during...

The Ugly: “So sad…I’m done with Final Fantasy for now.”

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Is More Animal Crossing Than Final Fantasy

 

If you played the demo you might think Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is packed with exciting missions like chasing Snow through a palace dungeon. While that's a part of the game, it's not the bulk of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII review: Dress to impress

 

The journey through Final Fantasy XIII's trilogy of games has been a dizzying one, with each game hopping between gameplay styles, lead characters and narrative arcs, seemingly on a whim. Lightning Returns manages to bring the entire messy saga to a...

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is a new FINAL FANTASY adventure that gives the player direct control over iconic heroine Lightning in a constantly moving, expansive environment, on a quest to save a doomed world from complete destruction. How...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

 

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII masquerades as a magnificent tale of the end of days, but it's really just a pile of sidequests.

Unfortunately, Square-Enix still managed to make this battle system incredibly shallow. First of all, there’s no real strategy to battle. You can’t move around fast enough to dodge enemy attacks, so it makes sense to include a guard ability in each...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

 

The final instalment in the Final Fantasy XIII aims to wrap up the entire storyline while bringing further tweaks to the gameplay

Open world gameplay ; Well tuned battle mechanics

Characters and dialogue are forgettable ; Side quests can become a bit repetitive

Lightning Returns is the strongest effort out of the Final Fantasy XIII series, but it is still saddled with the same unremarkable characters and setting as before.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

 

Lightning Returns is the strongest effort out of the Final Fantasy XIII series, but it is still saddled with the same unremarkable characters and setting as before.

Open world gameplay Well tuned battle mechanics

Characters and dialogue are forgettable Side quests can become a bit repetitive