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It Doesn’t Strike…Thrice – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII (2014) – SQUARE ENIX

'We now return to The Return Of Lightning Returns...'
‘We now return to The Return Of Lightning Returns…’

From the outset, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a very difficult game to analyse – after all, how can one generate an opinion on a game that for all intents and purposes shouldn’t exist in the first place? If you had said when Final Fantasy XIII originally came out that it would get a trilogy, most people would have laughed. But then Final Fantasy XIII-2 came out of nowhere, and whilst it was a marked improvement over the first game, the ending of the story almost guaranteed another installment. And the sad thing is that while LR:FFXIII is the final act of a story that few people wanted to be told, it still suffers the same setbacks that have affected its predecessors. Continue reading It Doesn’t Strike…Thrice – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 3RD – 9TH FEBRUARY

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Sega have announced a new spin-off universe for the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise called Sonic Boom; which will incorporate Wii U and 3DS games (the final game in an exclusive deal with Nintendo which has also produced Sonic: Lost World), a new range of toys and a 52-episode CGI TV series to debut on Cartoon Network. While Sonic Boom will not replace ‘Modern Sonic’, it has led to a redesign of the cast of Sonic characters – with everyone getting taller and Knuckles the Echidna developing an addiction to steroids.

You can hear the gears of the infamous ‘Sonic Cycle’ begin to turn even now…
You can hear the gears of the infamous ‘Sonic Cycle’ begin to turn even now…

The game is being handled by Big Red Button Entertainment rather than Sonic Team, and will serve as a prequel to the TV series focusing on ‘collaborative gameplay’. The show is collaboration between Sega and (the obviously French) OuiDO! Productions, and TOMY will be handling the new line of toys. Speaking at the reveal event, chief content officer Hiroyuki Miyazaki had this to say on the project:

“SEGA is constantly looking to feed the appetite of Sonic fans, new and existing alike…the various pieces of the Sonic Boom project, such as its unique look, mix of comedy, and action and its focus on the whole ensemble with Sonic as the star, offer another exciting part of that universe for people to explore and enjoy. It will be at once familiar but also new.”

In other words, it’s still not the Sonic game that you want. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 3RD – 9TH FEBRUARY