Last week’s poll asked which game out of the Final Fantasy XIII saga is your favourite. 40% of you had no experience with either game, while the remainder of the vote split evenly between Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2. Zero people voted Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, but at the time of the vote, the game had not been released in the west, so this was an expected result.
As I’m sure many of you are aware, Final Fantasy XIII is a fairly divisive game. Its sequel attempted to fix as many of the complaints levied against the original as possible, yet the experience was considerably less complete. If there’s one word to define all three Final Fantasy games, it’s ambition. That doesn’t mean they deliver, but the scope of each game is massive, and I look forward to getting my hands on Lightning Returns, if my version ever shows up in the mail.
Coincidentally, this week in Gamemoir, I looked at the persistently vocal reaction that Final Fantasy XIII has received in the four years since its release. Those who follow this blog will know this is a topic I’ve touched on before. With the last instalment of the XIII saga now released, I hope this is the last time I deal with this issue. As a bonus Valentine’s Day update, I looked at why we so often only see the beginnings of relationships in video games.
Next week’s poll will ask what your impressions on the last Nintendo Direct were, since I don’t have the time for a full post.
Until next time
– Mistranslations for the Modern Gamer