Tetsuya Nomura Picks The Three Best Lightning Fanart

Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura recently judged a fanart contest at deviantART, which featured the Final Fantasy XIII series' recurring protagonist and costume aficionado, Lightning. After looking through literally thousands of submissions, he picked three. Here they are. » 3/11/14 4:20am 3/11/14 4:20am

If You Love Final Fantasy X-2, You’ll Love Lightning Returns

When people ask me what Lightning Returns is like, I always respond that it's a lot like Final Fantasy X-2. A lot of people seem to take this as an insult to Lightning Returns. It's not. While I feel like I am in the minority, I loved FFX-2 and much of what made it so fun to play is also present in Lightning Returns. » 12/06/13 7:00am 12/06/13 7:00am

Five Things I Liked About Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Today at the Tokyo Game Show 2013, I got some hands-on time with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. As this is the first time the game has been playable in Japan, I was excited to see what all the hype was about. And simply put, I had a lot of fun just playing it. Here are five reasons why. » 9/19/13 4:30am 9/19/13 4:30am

Okay. Yes. I'm Cautiously Excited For Lightning Returns: FFXIII.

Square Enix has a lot of work to do. With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII—the third game in what has become the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy—the folks at Square not only have to conclude Lightning's story in a satisfactory way, they have to figure out how to appeal to RPG fans who were turned off by the melodrama… » 6/21/13 3:00pm 6/21/13 3:00pm