By now, most fans have seen the trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and are at least partly aware of the new game system that will involve a limited time of 13 days in which Lightning must save the world.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Square Enix art director Isamu Kamikokuryo creating an oil painting for the upcoming game Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, complete with elevator music and Final Fantasy fanfare. Cool, don't you think? Dude is really talented.
I've always thought that Final Fantasy XIII didn't get a fair shake. Admittedly, it was an overwhelmingly linear journey—player agency wasn't topmost among the priorities incorporated into its development. But it was an extraordinarily intentional game; nothing about it ever felt accidental or unplanned. It did a few…