Caius Ballad confirmed along with other LR info!

#1zeron824Posted 7/12/2013 10:38:06 AM
This is taken from an interview from the Japanese expo. The director of Lightning Returns, Kitase-san revealed that Caius Ballad will be returning to the game.

-The music composers that made the soundtrack for Final Fantasy XIII are back.
-In terms of gameplay, the temporal aspect of the game – the 13 day doomsday clock- is a determining factor. All gameplay elements are linked to this concept. The “Active Time Battle” system is now faster and more action-oriented.
-The developers are aware that the time limit can be stressful for players, but, they say that there are ways to maximize the clock up to 13 days instead of the original 7 days. Some quests have strict time limit. This is to motivate players to do their best.
-A source of inspiration for the game was the movie “In Time”.
-There is no other sequel to after this. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will complete the “XIII saga”.
-Caius Ballad will return.
-Kitase and Toriyama are interested in making other outfits from previous Final Fantasy characters for Lightning.
-Trophies are easier to obtain in this game.
-Toriyama states, “Lightning is different, attractive, and will be massively appreciated by all fans!”

Original Page: http://gearnuke.com/new-details-for-lightning-returns-revealed-caius-ballad-is-back/

Original Interview: http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Final-Fantasy/Interview-avec-les-cr%C3%A9ateurs-de-Final-Fantasy-X-X-2-HD-Remaster/m-p/19324416/highlight/true#M3079
#2madapocketPosted 7/12/2013 10:40:44 AM
Toriyama states, “Lightning is different, attractive, and will be massively appreciated by all fans!”



Hah.

Hahaha.

HAHAHAHAHAHA.
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#3MagiusNecrosPosted 7/12/2013 10:40:47 AM
Regigigas having a slow start?
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#4gjvaquinoPosted 7/12/2013 10:43:26 AM
zeron824 posted...
-There is no other sequel to after this. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will complete the “XIII saga”.


I feel at peace with this. Lightning had a very good run. It was a controversial run but a good run nonetheless. After this, its time for her to retire and join the place among the other ff hall of famers.
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#5Killerstrike1Posted 7/12/2013 10:43:36 AM
zeron824 posted...
This is taken from an interview from the Japanese expo. The director of Lightning Returns, Kitase-san revealed that Caius Ballad will be returning to the game.

-The music composers that made the soundtrack for Final Fantasy XIII are back.
-In terms of gameplay, the temporal aspect of the game – the 13 day doomsday clock- is a determining factor. All gameplay elements are linked to this concept. The “Active Time Battle” system is now faster and more action-oriented.
-The developers are aware that the time limit can be stressful for players, but, they say that there are ways to maximize the clock up to 13 days instead of the original 7 days. Some quests have strict time limit. This is to motivate players to do their best.
-A source of inspiration for the game was the movie “In Time”.
-There is no other sequel to after this. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will complete the “XIII saga”.
-Caius Ballad will return.
-Kitase and Toriyama are interested in making other outfits from previous Final Fantasy characters for Lightning.
-Trophies are easier to obtain in this game.
-Toriyama states, “Lightning is different, attractive, and will be massively appreciated by all fans!”

Original Page: http://gearnuke.com/new-details-for-lightning-returns-revealed-caius-ballad-is-back/

Original Interview: http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Final-Fantasy/Interview-avec-les-cr%C3%A9ateurs-de-Final-Fantasy-X-X-2-HD-Remaster/m-p/19324416/highlight/true#M3079

-Kitase and Toriyama are interested in making other outfits from previous Final Fantasy characters for Lightning.

What about the gunner dress from x-2 rikkus and paines are my fav light would look nice in those
#6j-fielding95Posted 7/12/2013 10:44:53 AM
The trophies were easy in the prior two, I can't see hpw they'll get easier.
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#7Elice_CarolPosted 7/12/2013 10:45:14 AM
>No &*(@.
>Whoa mama, never heard about that before!
>Like what, cheat codes? Man, I love cheat codes, I used to use them all the time in Spyro.
>Justin Timberlake is the model for Lightning's love interest.
>http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii632/Alice_Heartily/1370524288793_zpsa844a907.jpg
>Best news I've heard all day.
>Lightning will get a Lightning outfit, so you can your Lightning in your Lightning.
>You get the first trophy by buying the game.
>Shut the hell up, you absolute bollocks.
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#8Shift BreakerPosted 7/12/2013 10:48:10 AM
Trophies are easier? But...XIII was easy besides the tedium of Treasure Hunter (Which could be easily sorted in a patch with an item that converts CP to Gil, and shops offering equipment that can be easily missed in previous chapters) and XIII-2 was substantially easier than the non TH trophies from XIII, and probably the easiest plat I've achieved of the 6. At this rate it may as well be "press start to get platinum".

Oh, and of course Caius will return. That was a given. We can all complain about poor writing in the XIII series with reason, but even Toriyama wouldn't be bad enough to create a major antagonist, not properly kill him off and then ignore him completely.
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#9VekkererPosted 7/12/2013 10:57:46 AM(edited)
They should've gone the Mass Effect route. Building up Caius as a big, evil villain only to drop him completely in the 3rd part of the story. Maybe have him show up for a brief cameo at the very ending just for giggles.


"Lightning is different, attractive, and will be massively appreciated by all fans!”

When pigs fly, perhaps.


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#10hyro56Posted 7/12/2013 11:04:33 AM
In Time?

What a terrible move to take inspiration from. It's just a poor blatant rip-off of Bonnie & Clyde.
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