January 22, 2014
Play the new Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy xiii demo, get free dlc
The latest in Square Enix’s venerable franchise hit in demo form yesterday on the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network. The demo clocks in at just over 1 GB and offers a somewhat lengthy taste of new battle system and garb swapping. After finishing the demo yesterday, I walked away feeling confused; but in a good way. The battle system is good fun, switching from an active system to real time is a welcome change and feels much more engrossing. The garb swapping system is fine, switching between roles on the fly adds some great strategy into the mix, but having Lighting change costume constantly is a bit disorienting at first. The garb system customization is fantastic, leaving you to really put a custom touch on Lighting and her apparel. The story, at least the snippet from the demo, has me confused. It could be that I have XIII and XII-2 finishing the first and a couple hours in on the second; but wow I am a bit lost. Is Square Enix’s writers following the narrative book written by Hideo Kojima? Despite me being a bit lost, I had a lot of fun with it. There is a bonus to had for downloading the demo. On the Xbox 360 and PS3 if you upload your battle scores to the outerworld, the online social network, you score the Siegfried garb, pictured above for the full retail game. There is one other bonus for you PlayStation 3 players as well. if you just download the demo you will score the Utsusemi Samurai garb, which is pictured below. All you have to do is download the demo and you have it for the retail game, easy and simple. The full retail game will release on February 11th, 2014.