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Square Enix is causing an upset amongst Final Fantasy fans with their latest rather desperate efforts to squeeze more life out of the franchise, with many contending poor Lightning has been reduced to a “marketing plaything.”

The Lightning Returns costumes are joined by the sweets:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    At least her figure and boobs are realistic.

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    Comment by cats2
    05:19 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Uh, just glancing at the waist on the first picture is enough to make me laugh at that realistic comment...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 26/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What??? Hey, anorexia is a very real and serious thing, ok!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Realistyc, sure, is equal to tons of ANOREXIC Models of today.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her head looks huge. She is too petite for my taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see, so only that body type is possible in real life... gotchya. I'll let all those curvy models who actually work out to maintain their bodies that they're just as fake as 2D.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you read the JP comments for the 11 minute footage, everyone constantly complains about her head being way too large.

    I guess Western people have a much worse sense of proportion. Too much photoshopping, perhaps.

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    Comment by w
    01:25 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    A video game developer using fan service to bolster sales of a sub par game that's something new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    FF13 is not a subpar game. It's a movie with interactive scenes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And dont forget who have more plot to TRANSFORMERS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 29/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol XDXDXD FF13 have the same proportion of PLOT to the body of Lightning....NOTHING FOUND HERE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The poor sods who bought the game day one surely was advertised of something different.

    I don't think anyone would have a problem with the game if it was promoted as a fantasy Heavy Rain instead of a supposed RPG masterpiece riding off previous FF's reputation. Then again, they can't sell that game if they were faithful in their ads, hmm? If someone complaints, just put out some bullshit explanation like "IT'S A DIFFERENT APPROACH" or something like that, and accuse whiners of hating 'change' when in reality, the amount of playable content in XIII against XII was too abysmal for modern JRPG standards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Oh like no one pornolizes Skyrim, Fallout, or any other game...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're forgetting the part where it's user-implemented, and Bethesda was far from endorsing all those sex mods. Nor do they promote Skyrim in the same way SE is doing now with Lightning.

    Skyrim's 'pornolization' is an unendorsed choice by the player, whereas LR's scheme comes directly from the messed up heads of SE's own marketing department.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need to educate yourself sir. The porn in Skyrim and Fallout games are user-made mods, none of them are endorsed by Bethesda. Anyone who uses the mods is making the choice to pornonize their game.

    Now SquareEnix on the other hand I straight prostituting Lightining themselves and the player has no choice other than NOT buying the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the case of Fallout, I wouldn't call a naked goul chick is being pornolized. Well, I think I should that it back coz people have different tastes.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've never played FF, but I saw the first pic in this post and thought, "Uhh.... that looks like a guy with boobs."

    The Uncanny Valley, indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:50 26/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not what Uncanny Valley means you fucking moron.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If that looks like a guy to you then you've watched too many anime.

    Comment by Anonymous

    She wields a ginormous sword, do you expect her to have no muscles at all?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I expect a girl with muscles to have no boobs.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Virgin at his best lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pssh, let's not try to pretend our sex lives go beyond the hand.

    Comment by Anonymous

    4000- 6000

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Should have been in the first game...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a note, she also ends her sentences with "-nyan~"!

    See pic two.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Finally I'm interested in Lighting, can't stand that cunt otherwise.

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    Comment by Rene
    00:23 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.3)

    I had no interest in Lightning but now...

    I still have no interest and am getting tired of seeing this shit. What next? Band-aid over nipples and vagina Lightning?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I wouldn't mind that actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I mean seriously man, that's some serious dicksucking Toriyama's gotta do to receive that much attention in SE.

    A lot of people like to bring up Japanese popularity polls in defense of Lightning, but we're talking about an industry where viral marketing is absurdly rampant, from Famitsu reviews, to celebrity endorsements, to mass posing as anons on message boards.

    If the XIII series really sold that much in Japan, Toriyama wouldn't have to admit about the series shortcomings, and Lightning Returns wouldn't have been such a radical departure from the prequels in terms of gameplay and sheer amount of promised content. In fact, dem Japs are wholly more content if it only gets recognition in its homeland because they pay more for each copy sold and they'll simply cease localization to cut costs if they think it won't work elsewhere. Just look at the history of Tales Of games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would play with that. Too bad it never happens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    See mods. Making a skin/outfit is easy. Getting the system to read your updates to it as a valid patch is hard.
    Wonder if they are planing a PC release of the newer FF games and remasters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ignorant idiot. LOL do some research. ffxiv 2.0 effectively lifted SE out of the red since SE paid for it straight out of their own pockets and owed no investors any divdends. there's around 1.5 million~2 million subs. ffxiv 2.0 paid itself off in the first month of the billing cycle plus some more, then the 2nd month and third month cycles. plus there's been a spate of jp games released on steam. PC dying? nobody playing PC? i'd like to have w/e pussy hair your smoking. fucking ignorant idiot.
    pc game market is /thriving/. this level of igorant idiocy... i assume you're american? LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:14 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Highly doubtful for PC release. The Japanese are frightened of PC and the internet, especially when it comes to digital/electronic merchandise. If it's on a computer, people will just steal it. With SE struggling financially they won't be spending extra money to release for a platform that no one will purchase it on or that everyone will just pirate it. Not saying this is a good outlook, that's just the way they think."

    Xbox360/PS3 and Wii have been hacked for AGES now, how come people still pay for their games?.
    If your point would be Valid, then those platform would have been dead ages ago too.
    Not to mention the Mobile Market....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @WEL you mean the two games that didn't sell enough copies to break even despite selling millions? Google it.

    Comment by WEL
    07:10 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    not true. Deux Ex and Tomb Raider were the ones that pretty much saved Square this past gen. They have said it on many interviews too, google them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it's on a computer, people will just steal it.

    Making or using unlicensed copies is not stealing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Highly doubtful for PC release. The Japanese are frightened of PC and the internet, especially when it comes to digital/electronic merchandise. If it's on a computer, people will just steal it. With SE struggling financially they won't be spending extra money to release for a platform that no one will purchase it on or that everyone will just pirate it. Not saying this is a good outlook, that's just the way they think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think putting her on unrelated products is far more demeaning and damaging to her character, actually. If she's supposed to be a "serious" story driven character, why is she selling pocky all of a sudden? The hot outfits can be explained, this other crap is much stupider imo.

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    Comment by Alfred
    10:42 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if its a serious game, doesn't mean some humor is out of the park. I myself find it pretty funny to dress her in outfit that she will never wear based on her attitude..

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:08 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're just out of touch with Japanese culture.

    Blatant celebrity endorsements is a thing in Japan, and one of the measures of a celebrity's worth. This isn't SE actively seeking out manufacturers to make Lightning their product ambassador; the manufacturers' marketers came to them.

    Imagine the day you see Radiohead endorsing a cereal breakfast food. For the Japanese, "it's Tuesday".

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    it almost makes sense because she travels across dimensions, some which may contain japanese confectioneries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    does she?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    es macht überhaupt keinen sinn da in deutsch die höfliche anrede immer per Sie ist auch wenn es sich um einen mann handelt....

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    Comment by tfcijn69
    03:17 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get off your high horse. Your on the wrong site if you want to blast someone for sexulizing women. (Scrolls through the front page and sees 4 Gifs of tits bouncing and 2 articles for the girls of the Motorshow)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since it is an optional mod what's the problem?
    Probably the whining comes from older fans, that in a years Some will be old enough to care ..
    And feminists who already do not just piss in most medias, now even in games ..
    If a game has no girl is sexist, if puts some with a little less clothing is an outrage ..

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    they are just doing their job .. or not? being a celebrity.... publicity...
    sex sells ? outrage? what? oh yes the outrage of having to wait 6+ hourse to get the console on day 1 of the release day in a metropolitian area with an intensity of more than 30 otakus per square meter

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont mind beeing pathetic with an income of 3000 - 5000 for doing nothing....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hallo du Möchtegern. ^^
    Wie du sehen kannst, bist du nicht der einzige, der Deutsch kann.
    Es gibt auch Leute auf der Welt, die viele Sprachen können. ^^
    Also mach nicht auf "stronk" du kleines Kind. :3
    This merchandise is fucked up.
    These DLC's and "give me money"-advertisement are pathetic.
    Just saying~

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wat fürn kindergarten

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:17 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bitte versucht das Niveu hier nicht unnötig abzusenken...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing you just said is relevant. Shut up.

    Oh, the irony.

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    Comment by カンチ
    06:27 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing you just said is relevant. Shut up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wie bitte?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ich lass mir von irgendeinen daher gekrochenen arschloch mit japanischen kanjis garantiert nicht verbieten zu sprechen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey kleines stück scheisse... magst nicht weiter herum prügeln um den kelch des shut the fuck up oder so?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    genauso wie ihr für mich irrelevant seid.... nichts weiter als unfreundlich.

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    Comment by Suplaman

    This is the last of trilogy, so no band aid nipple and vagina Lightning for you.

    Also, if it bothers you that much, just don't equip that equipment and stick to the other equipment.

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