This shocked no one. Square Enix is hellbent on milking their latest Final Fantasy game by putting it on all the platforms under the sun.
Final Fantasy games are never any good on PC. They’re terribly optimized, look like shit, play like shit, and don’t have any basic graphical options whatsoever. I have no idea if they improved it with Lightning Returns and I don’t plan on finding out because that is one of the worst games I’ve played in the last ten years.
The entire Lightning trilogy is one big headache and it’s poor sales prove it. Millions of people rushed out and brought Final Fantasy 13 when it released, 13-2 and Lightning Returns didn’t do nearly as well.
I didn’t mind the first 13 all that much, but it’s still just slightly above average in my opinion. It’s a really linear game with almost no branching paths.
When I reviewed Lightning Returns I didn’t pull my punches. I ripped it apart because I think it deserved it. Lightning Returns is currently at the top spot on Steam and it’s on sale for 17.99. It’s not worth $5 in my honest opinion.
Are you getting Lightning Returns on PC? If you are I hope you enjoy it. I know I didn’t.