Of all the gaming failures to be released in the past few years, Final Fantasy XIII is easily one of the most confusing. Harshly criticised for combat changes and extreme linearity, the news it was getting sequels was truly a surprise. With XIII-2 improving upon a handful aspects there was some hope that Lightning Returns might have turned things completely around.
Already infamous for an atrocious storyline and poorlydefined world, this final chapter does the impossible. Managing to not only beutterly predictable, at the same time it’s so bafflingly poorly presented thatyou can barely grasp onto any grounding facts. The story’s staging is actuallyfine, but problem lie in the execution. It’s so ham fistedly horrific and thenarrative twists so laughably ludicrous that it is near impossible to follow ortake seriously. Combined with Ali Hillis’ deadpan delivery of atrociousdialogue, and you’ll be having Metroid:Other M flashbacks before the first hour is done.