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Hello.

After I started this two weeks ago, there was no such edition last week for the simple reason that I hadn’t gotten round to playing any games for the seven days that followed.

Thankfully, this week, I played a game. Not much, admittedly, but I did play some stuff! Here’s how that went down.

bf4Battlefield 4

Still to try out multiplayer properly, but I managed to fuck about with the offline training course thing for a couple of minutes and progress a bit in the campaign. I reckon I should get more into it this weekend before Tomb Raider drops.

lr ffxiiiLightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

You will have seen me play the demo earlier this week, but I didn’t provide too many impressions. Here are those, if otherwise brief, impressions.

I’ve made it very clear that, after nearly a two-year period where I got massively hyped for it by the time of its western release (even going as far as importing the JP version beforehand without knowing word one of Japanese), Final Fantasy XIII was probably one of my biggest letdowns, if not the biggest letdown, of the last generation for me, moreso when it was my first proper foray into the series. XIII-2 improved the series’s standing for me, but not by much.

With LR, it now has a bigger emphasis on action-based gameplay than turn-based strategy that can probably be compared to Final Fantasy XII (hey, I played a bit of that and that’s what comes to mind!). I’d be lying if I said I I minded that because I don’t. I do, however, have the feeling that it’s also giving confused signs of what it wants to be as a result – an action game or an RPG?

The demo was, if anything, a nice taster, but this time round, I’ll be skipping upon Lightning Returns. After all the saying goes: fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice? Not gonna happen, Square Enix. Sorry.

Final Fantasy XV, though? Lets talk.

And that be that. See you next week! Assuming I actually end up playing some games.

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