Check Out Two Videos of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Demo

We talked a lot about how Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII plays in the past few weeks, even thanks to the large number of events at which the game has been showcased.

Today we actually get to see the game in action, thanks to two videos from two of said events. The first is from the stream of Paris’ Japan Expo (courtesy of YouTuber SuperGamespots), while the second is an off-screen recording from a Japanese event (courtesy of Dante14181).

Both videos show plenty gameplay, and give us a quite in-depth glimpse on the battle system, that looks very tactical and definitely much more solid than in the previous episodes of the Lightning Saga. The first video is especially interesting as it shows a couple minutes of the customization system implemented in the game, including costumes, weapon/shield combo, abilities and colors.

You can enjoy both videos just below. One thing is pretty much for sure: the game is promising, despite the fact that some seems to think that the series is dead

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  • Vrrumdri

    Wow! From the second video, it looks like they’ve added a lot more depth. Stunning.

    • Levi Elwood Myers

      It’s funny because these videos don’t really show off the true amount of speed this game’s combat can get to. I wish I knew what video it was from, but I saw a gif of the gameplay where lightning was getting furiously attacked by a monster and dodging DMC trickster style, then quickly returning the attacks. I had very little interest in this game when they first announced it, but after that I was all but sold.

  • Ksar

    Actually, The first video is really old but if you want a better look for graphics, check here >

  • Galen Nycroft

    I used to think I couldn’t accept turn RPGs with only one playable character, but when I thought about it, I have been playing these types since the SNES and PSX days (Brain Lord, Granstream Saga, 7th Saga, etc). I guess it does work if you do it right.