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Scotty_ffgamer
01-31-2014, 11:26 PM
As we all know, Square Enix has a bit of an obsession with Lightning. She has been on the cover of every game despite the fact that she shared the stage pretty evenly with all the other party in XIII and wasn't even in the party of XIII-2. This has all culminated into a final game where she takes the center stage as your only playable character.

I can't comment on the newest game since it is not out yet in the US, but I personally find Lightning to be a pretty bland character out of the original party. If you were in charge of this final game, who would you have preferred to be the main character and why?

Noctis Caelum
01-31-2014, 11:55 PM
Vanille or Fang as the main character would have truly meant something, in terms of a "return". Lightning never really disappeared. I mean, not really. She did, but she didn't. We still heard her voice as a narrator, as if she was stalking Serah and Noel the entire time in XIII-2. Iunno, it's a philosophical question with no real answer.

I'd go with Snow, just because in every game he becomes more and more of a fashionista. Or maybe Caius, so I can slap Yeul for being a moron? D:

Del Murder
02-01-2014, 12:01 AM
Lightning is ok, she's just been oversaturated as a mascot of the XIII series, a series a lot of fans didn't care for.

Freya
02-01-2014, 01:34 AM
Chocolina should have been the mascot.


(I may or may not have developed an obsession.)

Scotty_ffgamer
02-01-2014, 02:01 AM
You are obsessed, Freya.

My main issue with Lightning is that (in my mind) is that they really didn't give her much development at all. They tried to make her the next Cloud by trying to give her the badassery they associate with Cloud without giving her any of his depth. She is okay, but I just happen to think she's the least interesting out of the group.

I think XIII-2's Hope could make an interesting character to focus on. That Hope is a cool guy.

Noctis Caelum
02-01-2014, 02:05 AM
I think Hope in general is a misunderstood character. People hated him because he was young and lost his mom? As if any child wouldn't be upset over such a thing.

Scotty_ffgamer
02-01-2014, 03:35 AM
I got annoyed by him, but he had nice development as a character. I'm pretty interested in seeing what he's like in Lightning Returns.

Psychotic
02-01-2014, 08:40 AM
Snow. I know everyone hates him - I bloody don't. He's a big dumb oaf and I like both the fella and the idea of playing as him going around punching things. Imagine this:

Girl: My cat's stuck up a tree!
Snow: I'm a hero! Heroes save the day! HEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOO PUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNCH!

He then proceeds to save the day by punching the tree until it explodes and the poor feline is blasted off Team Rocket style. As she looks on in horror, Snow sheepishly grins at the girl for a few seconds before hauling ass out of there. Nobody, and I mean smurfing nobody on this god damned message board can tell me that a whole game of this would be anything short of incredible.

Vermachtnis
02-01-2014, 08:50 AM
Chocolina should have been the mascot.


(I may or may not have developed an obsession.)

I'd play the fuck out of a game with Chocolina as the main character.

Jiro
02-01-2014, 08:57 AM
Anyone else is the easy answer. Snow is a superb pick: he has a hero complex after all. Hope is great: he has grown and matured and become one hell of an important figure. Fang and Vanille didn't get a lot of air time, so it would be great to see either of them return as the main character; or both of them as joint heroes, sort of the way Serah and Noel worked, I suppose.

But man, Sazh, old Bananagun Jones, he has so much potential. He's the real fan favourite. How great would that be.

Noctis Caelum
02-01-2014, 11:03 PM
Snow. I know everyone hates him - I bloody don't. He's a big dumb oaf and I like both the fella and the idea of playing as him going around punching things. Imagine this:

Girl: My cat's stuck up a tree!
Snow: I'm a hero! Heroes save the day! HEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOO PUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNCH!

He then proceeds to save the day by punching the tree until it explodes and the poor feline is blasted off Team Rocket style. As she looks on in horror, Snow sheepishly grins at the girl for a few seconds before hauling ass out of there. Nobody, and I mean smurfing nobody on this god damned message board can tell me that a whole game of this would be anything short of incredible.
smurf. Truer words have never been spoken. I can even hear Troy Baker saying that.

black orb
02-02-2014, 08:49 PM
>>> Lightning is the only reason why should I ever play this forsaken game..
I mean, she is hot (ff pervs will agree), Lightning was SE last resort and they knew that. And thanks to that I will probably get this game (when the price drops a lot) and play it..

Snow as the main character? OMG, that would be a nightmare..:luca:

Noctis Caelum
02-04-2014, 09:26 PM
>>> Lightning is the only reason why should I ever play this forsaken game..
I mean, she is hot (ff pervs will agree), Lightning was SE last resort and they knew that. And thanks to that I will probably get this game (when the price drops a lot) and play it..

Snow as the main character? OMG, that would be a nightmare..:luca:
If you think Lightning is hot, you should probably grab the Mass Effect games. Ali makes a hot Lightning, but she's an even hotter Liara. That's all I'm gonna say.

And people that haven't played the ME games and complain about Lightning being rather emotionless in the XIII series will probably poop themselves when they see the difference.

Sephiroth
02-05-2014, 10:07 PM
>>> Lightning is the only reason why should I ever play this forsaken game..
I mean, she is hot (ff pervs will agree), Lightning was SE last resort and they knew that. And thanks to that I will probably get this game (when the price drops a lot) and play it..

Snow as the main character? OMG, that would be a nightmare..:luca:

This is what you get by using the Dragon Ball Fusion technique with two sexy women:

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black orb
02-06-2014, 08:48 AM
>>> FF XIII-2 Valkyrie-like armor and shield outfit is all I need for Lightning..:luca:

maybee
02-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Anybody but Lightning would of been fantastic, but nope, it had to be the other way round. ;__;



Noel, Hope and/ or Fang would of been neat.

DanielCLFFF13
02-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Anyone would've been great :D But if there are any Final Fantasy 13 sequel again or spin off. These are my opinion. Some of these includes some spoiler, I think.



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''No one ever said the future would be easy. But I think we all saw the glimmer of a dream, somewhere in the sky that night. The tiniest spark of hope that we could change our fate. Who could say? That moment has come and gone.'' Final Fantasy 13-Oerba Dia Vanille
''When prayers turn to promises not even fate can stand in their way.'' Final Fantasy 13-Oerba Yun Fang


If Vanille I think she need team up with Fang in some Action game. Since they're almost always together in Final Fantasy 13 sequel, except in Lightning Returns I think. Well the gameplay should like Final Fantasy 15 maybe great. The story of former L'cie from Gran Pulse. Maybe it should take place when the War of Transgression. And yeah Vanille's weapon should change to some staff. Fang I think she should keep her spear. It's pretty cool. Oh yeah job, for Fang I think she's a dragoon? Vanille is White Mage and Black Mage.




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Not sure which age his should be or
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''The world's full of lies. There's is no way of knowing what's right. All we can do is believe in ourselves. It's easy to sit back and let people trick you. I might not make all the right choices. But as long as I'm the one who decided what to do, there's nothing to regret.'' Final Fantasy 13-Hope Esthiem


If Hope, well solo of team up with anyone maybe great. The story, since he's almost think everything through. Well Action if I put it. The story kind of mix up with anyone maybe haha :D It would've been a good thing if he change his weapon to some sword. I think Hope is a White Mage.




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"Heroes don't run from fight!" Snow Villiers-Final Fantasy 13


If Snow, I really want to see his solo action. The story might be take place when he off to find Lightning after he left New Bodhum. Punch everything in his way haha :D Kind of curious what happen to him after he left New Bodhum. Although I already read 13-2 novel Fragment Before. For the weapon his punch is enough haha :D



51827


"I'm not giving up, but there are something that you just can't change." Final Fantasy 13-Sazh Katzroy (is this the words that Sazh said? I kind of forgot :D)


If Sazh, I think solo action. The gameplay, since he always carried dual gun so it should take gameplay like Final Fantasy 7 Dirge of Cerberus with Vincent Valentine as the main character in his solo role. But the story kind of mix up with comedy action and yeah just like his personality. And of course that chocobo chick would always folllowed him. And chocobo chick should have some special technique (is this the right word?) which team up with Sazh. The chocobo turn into some magical bazooka weapon haha :D For the chocobe special technique, it would call so many of chocobos. Couple of chocobo hordes that hits the entire enimies :D I wonder if they fought cactuar, would be some funny battle.



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''But, the past is what makes us who we are, defines us as people. The future that we're aiming for, that's the thing we can change. No matter how bad things have been, wihtout that past I wouldn't be who I am now.'' Final Fantasy 13-2-Noel Kreiss


If Noel well after events of 13-2, it about his journey after the of 13-2. 500 years what happened in that 500 years. Maybe he defeat some chaos monster too. Not much of the idea how the gameplay and the story should like. I think he's Hope in Final Fantasy 13-2. Not in personality, but some wise words. Since he said so many wise words in Final Fantasy 13-2 like Hope in Final Fantasy 13. I kind of like his dual sword. So it should stick with him.



51828


"Kupo! Kupo!" Moggle-From every Final Fantasy game :) (although I'm not sure when did Moggle make its first appereance in Final Fantasy. I think between Final Fantasy 2-6, but don't know which one. If I'm correct it was from Final Fantasy 2 or 3.)


I wonder, is there any Final Fantasy game that focus on this cute little thing? Well they should make one Kupo! The gameplay should take something interactive, cute all kind of thing that related to Mog. Either its solo role or team up. No one could resist to play as Moggle, I think haha :D For its weapon I haven't consider it.



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''When the path ahead is too dark to see, sometimes it's important to just keep going.'' Final Fantasy 13-2-Serah Farron


Well if Serah she should be play as a team. With Lightning and Snow. The story might take event after Lightning Returns. Gameplay maybe action or original ATB system. Either both. Serah bow-sword is pretty much cool.


Above are for the protagonist characters in Final Fantasy 13 and 13-2 (is protagonist the right word?)
Now down below are for the antagonist characters in Final Fantasy 13 and 13-2 (is antagonist the right word?)



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"Power of chaos bend to my will!" Final Fantasy 13-2-Caius Ballad


The story and the character Caius and Yeul. Might be take events when they're traveling in Final Fantasy 13-2. I mean, what did they do when they're traveling? The gameplay either action or ATB system. I prefer Caius keep his sword it really creepy some sword and Yeul kind of wondering what weapon she should equipped maybe that flower that she always carry with her. Caius I don't know what job he is. For Yeul she should be White Mage and Black Mage.



51820


"L'cie, bound to an inecapeable focus. Slave of destiny." Final Fantasy 13-Cid Raines


I'm kind of confused what role Cid should play. Of course he has his Cavalry with Rydea as his top lieutenant. Maybe Strategy. He command his airship to fight PCICOM, maybe. Or some action game. For weapon well he has his airship and army for strategy. For action mystical power I guess.


Since Lightning has been main character for 2 games. It's good to let the other characters take place for main character. And these are the only characters that I could think of.
I think many of them are wrong, feel free to correct them.
Sorry if my english not so good :D
But this is my opinion :)

LunarWeaver
02-09-2014, 04:22 PM
The original game didn't have a main character, really. The plot bounced a lot for a great deal of the game. If her anime factor were cranked up to maximum like Snow and Hope's, it would have been too much kooky in one place. Vanille is similarly paired with a more grounded character for a lengthy time. Vanille was the most plot relevant in my opinion, but sadly she isn't as marketable to put on a cover.

So I say, of course it's Lightning. She is a little bland, but that's what makes her the effortless piece to plod from scenario to scenario. She cares about Serah but isn't weighed down by her like Snow. She isn't a child like Hope. She doesn't have a family like Sazh. She isn't in a relationship of whatever sorts like Vanille and Fang. She's easy. It's a sequel that won't get the attention of a main entry. Easy is what Square went for.

Loony BoB
02-10-2014, 02:47 PM
I think people greatly underestimate the popularity of Lightning amongst the general public. I think it was Freya who was roaming social media and found that FFXIII was the most popular FF game on that end of things. Perhaps for regulars to the FF series, Lightning might seem a bit of a bore, but (to my surprise as well as others) she's a massive hit with gaming fans in general.

I like her alright. She's neither here nor there for me. I like Snow, Vanille and Sazh more, but Lightning isn't someone I dislike.

I would play the crap out of a game where Snow is the lead character. Despite not really caring for Fang, I suspect she is probably the best natural lead of the remaining cast - not much was said about her overall history so there is a lot of room to grow.

Skyblade
02-10-2014, 04:39 PM
I liked Snow, and I would like the game described, where he's being played as a massive goof spouting his ridiculous nonsense. But I really didn't like his appearance in XIII-2, and his appearance in this game is even worse in that regard. He's been losing the "fun" aspect which would drive that experience. I don't want to play serious Snow or broody Snow.

Ayen
02-12-2014, 12:40 PM
I wouldn't change the main character. Lightning is one of the few characters in XIII I actually liked and hated when the original game flipped characters on me out of nowhere. I just wish Lightning was in a better game.