Square Enix have released a video of demo footage from the upcoming installment in the Final Fantasy series, Lightning returns. From the video, we can see that the unique battle system, the basis of which began in Final Fantasy 13, has been tweaked and streamlined, with smooth combat move transitions.
Additionally, as has become a staple of the Final Fantasy series, the graphics look stupendous barring the poor-ish video quality. There have been many die-hard fans who complain that the folks over at Square Enix are spending too much time on making Final Fantasy games look pretty, and not enough time ensuring that the story and non-combat game play are engrossing.
One of the biggest complaints about the Final Fantasy XIII universe has been its overly-linear map design, with little to no freedom to explore the vast world that the storyline presents. From the looks of this video there is no indication that things will be different with Lightning Returns, but a 13 minute clip is hardly telling of a game we know will be enormously long and epic.
Where do you stand on the FF13 Universe? Are you excited for Lightning Returns?