Lightning Returns and is oh so social

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I am much derided in the office due to my Final Fantasy fangirl status.  I can’t help it, I just LOVE JRPGs and Final Fantasy in particular.  FFXIII was pretty bad, though, and as they try to fix it things just get worse.  Now, this latest iteration makes me question if I must give up my fangirl-ness.

Siliconera is reporting that after defeating bosses, you will be able to share your score on Facebook and twitter.  

Really?  REALLY?!  First of all, they obviously have no idea who plays Final Fantasy – us JRPG fans in the West love to play our games, grind for hours on end, and do so without any friends competing with us.  Sure, after the fact we might talk about interesting moments or experiences playing the game, but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to share their score when beating a boss – let alone on Facebook.

Also, this sorta confirms that there won’t be any surprises in the game.  In previous iterations, some of the bosses were strange, unique and shocking when it came to the story.  Imagine you’re playing through Lightning Returns and see someone shares a boss battle score against someone you thought was an ally?  Spoiler Alert!?  Essentially, this means that we can expect a bland, predictable story in Lightning Returns.  Great, just what the franchise needs.

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I just hope that this is an experiment in these lesser Final Fantasy games, and that they don’t add these features to the ‘real’ ones.  I will be very upset if they ruin FFXV this way.

Last Updated: July 25, 2013

Zoe Hawkins

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