Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Japan Expo gameplay walkthrough; Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea tour
posted on 07.05.13 at 01:56 AM EST by (@salromano)
New footage from Japan Expo.

A new trailer and Fang reveal wasn’t all Square Enix showed of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at Japan Expo. Director Motomou Toriyama gave a gameplay presentation of Dead Dunes area on stage. Watch it below.

Additionally, following up on its Final Fantasy XIII costume announcement, Square Enix released a new Eorzea walkthrough video for Final Fantasy XIV.

  • futuristic_imagination

    The more trailers that I see for this game (LR:ff13), the more impressed I get. I might actually preorder it.

  • Erick Jahzeel Maradiaga Mairen

    holly zeus sandals, its looks pretty cool, already preorder ps3 collectors edition and looking forward to the ps4 version of the game… Square enix never disappoint, also the new battle system is more action based !!!

  • Ritsy

    Both of them need to release now ;~; (also omg ice world in XIV <3)

  • Kobracon

    Now thats a good look at the battle system. It looks good. Each style has its own ATB bar and fills when not use, the player has to switch styles to keep on the offensive and let the other style’s ATB bar fill up. Also having an active block is gonna be great!

  • Panda

    The dragoon class looks pretty cool. I’ll probably stick with the white mage though.

  • bloodiOS

    Low-res textures, frame drops with barely any monster on the field (and they pop out of thin air instead of patrolling the area…) and what’s up with the Black Angel outfit? It looks crap and doesn’t have any hint of “black” or “angelic” anywhere. Back to the Equilibrium outfit… can never get over how ridiculous that looks, and the way Lightning poses after the battle… ugh…

    That said, the Magician’s Suit and the Dust and Shadow outfit look pretty decent though (especially Dust and Shadow.)

    It’s funny how the fine looking outfits are given boring names while the crap-ass call-girl ones got all that fancy naming. Gotta fancy that mediocrity.

    That aside, I wonder if Square Enix is planning on releasing the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn after the DX11 patch for the PC version comes out…

  • Atinverse

    This is really looking good!

  • Anime10121

    Dat You did not earn a trophy notification :P

    Hoping all that reused music is just placeholders.

    Also a thing to be gleamed from this demo, it seems like a minute of in game time is 4 seconds of real life time. Multiply 4 x 60 and you get every hour of in game time being 240 seconds/4 minutes in real life. Multiply that 4 minutes times 24 and you get a single day in game time equaling to 96 minutes irl, or roughly an hour and a half. Multiply that times 13 and you get roughly a 20 hour game not counting cutscenes. Considering most FF games have hours of cutscenes, a 25 hr. or so game is about what I was expecting the length of this to be.

    • Kobracon

      Uhm… do know the the goal of the game is to reach the end of that countdown and then restart the countdown with a powered up Light to finish up the rest. Rinse and repeat till done to finish the game

      • Anime10121

        I doubt there isn’t a way u can go about beating the game in one play through. Now for the ultra secret Lightning Edition ending where you have to beat a Caius, Yuel, Omega Weapon hybrid before the thirteen days are up, you’ll probably have to play through a second time. But for the normal thirteen day ending, I’m pretty sure it can be accomplished in the 20 hr timeframe I mentioned earlier.

        • Kobracon

          I don’t think thats gonna be the canon ending though, from what I understand, the flow of the game is about doing as much as you can in the thirteen days, repeat and do more until you can finish everything in thirteen days. Kinda like an FF Ground Hog day, if you will.

  • TimesTicking

    Am I the only one that looks unimpressed with Lightning Returns?

  • Demolish

    if im not complete game yet, what happen when all days left ? gameover or bad ending ?

    ugh i hate questions.

  • Ritsujun

    THose J-style poses in LR. <3

  • LastBoss

    Was getting both anyways, but these videos don’t hurt a thing to showcase, the product.

  • Fantasytales

    this game FF13 its actually looking pretty good, i never doubt getting it but now i can really look forward to it.

  • MasterSensei

    Fang: Kept you waiting, huh?

  • new_tradition

    I’m working out of town this weekend and I won’t be able to play the FFXIV:ARR beta. Now I see the third Eorzea trailer, and I just… ;A;

    I’ve barely scratched the surface of Gridania, and there’s already going to be a lot more ready to go? Awesome ^^


    LR looks good for the most part. The story is sort of making me roll my eyes, but I enjoyed the last two games enough to see it through to the end.

    And it seems they changed that original victory pose for the sorceress schema, lol.

  • Learii

    how the battle work in lighting return I don’t get it

  • Strid

    “You think a human can control the weather”

    *Remembers the weather changing devices in XIII and XIII-2*

    • Syltique

      fal’cie controlled in the first one. Not really sure what is up with the 2nd. I’d have to play it again :)

      • Strid

        You must have missed a button in FFXIII, or were unaware of your location.

  • Alkaid

    Hmm most of the game looks kinda cheap, but that’s the engines problem. They had to re-vamp it for the open world stuff and such edits always come at a price. It’s really a extreme case here though. Not even RE Revelations or RE6 was that extreme (or at least noticable in the texture differences).
    The sand surfing is a nice nudge at FFX/X-2 and…hmm… yeah. Too bad they cut it off after the reintroduction of Fang, would’ve loved to see Lights reaction.(That reminds me of that rather weird “grab my boob” picture from ElementalEssence. *smile* (aka WTF FANG!?)

    Or any reaction at all when she has to fight the same enemy as back then on Cocoon (that Lizard thingy).

    To FFXIV:
    It stil looks nice and plays okay. I was really surprised when I tried the beta out with a friend of mine. It really is different from when it was released and it’s playalbe to boot! Gonna look into it a bit further, too bad it’ll be pay to play so I can’t really enjoy it after the beta is over. ^ ^”’)

  • Budgiecat

    Why is this pushed to Feb 2014 seems stupid since it looks like they’re way ahead of schedule on the Eng VO

  • Ace

    Now all Lightning needs is a pop star outfit.

  • PrinceHeir

    looks good, but yeah they needed some polish :P