Discussion: The calm before the storm – Lightning’s journey and the third entry to the Final Fantasy XIII saga By Erren Van Duine on August 13, 2012 at 1:40 AM

As version 3.0 of the site makes progress, I felt what better time it’d be than to start some weekly discussion amongst readers.

Topics will be fairly simple – meant more to gauge what the community at large feels and how they’ve reacted over certain things. The first one deals with an announcement not too far away from now.

Perhaps the worst kept secret looming at the back of the minds of Final Fantasy fans is the continuation of Final Fantasy XIII – or Lightning’s Saga as the staff have come to call it. Set to be revealed here in just a couple short weeks, Motomu Toriyama will be unleashing yet another sequel to a game that’s seen mixed reception from critics and players alike.

As one of the most divisive entries in the series, is it wise for Square Enix to continue to pursue the same world and characters? What are your thoughts given that games like Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy X HD and even Final Fantasy Type-0 for the west remain ignored while Lightning continues to steal the spotlight? Or are you happy to see XIII-3, or whatever it will be called?

Sound off in the comments section below.