Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII is a Japanese roleplaying game about a group of unlikely comrades thrust into a battle of politics and fate in order to save an 18-year-old girl.
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Story & Themes
The main characters, including the game's protagonist, Lightning, come from an artificial floating sphere called Cocoon. Cocoon exists above a broad and (theoretically) uninhabitable planet called Pulse. Cocoon is ruled by a government--Sanctum--which doesn't always have its citizens best interests in mind, unfortunately. Years prior to the events of the game, Pulse and Cocoon were at war with each other.
At the start of the story, Lightning, a member of the Cocoon army, and others are being "purged" by the government due to their district's contact with an artifact from Pulse, a "fal'cie." Lightning's little sister, Serah, was the one who originally discovered the fal'cie, and was transformed into a l'cie--a semi-mythical being with special powers--because of the contact. Lightning and her new comrades, including Serah's fiance, are branded as l'cie as well in their attempt to rescue Serah. Unfortunately, l'cie have an expiration date, it turns out--and Serah's comes quickly, as she turns into crystal before their very eyes.
Due to their status as l'cie, the group becomes #1 political enemy of the state, and must escape to the surface of Pulse temporarily. They must contend with wild animals, ancient machines, Sanctum officials, and their own inner demons on their mission to rescue Serah--a mission they aren't sure is even possible.
Final Fantasy XIII's themes include those of hope, loss, uncertainty, and family.
Lightning isn't a fan of Snow, her little sister's fiance--and a member of the resistance effort on Cocoon--because she feels Serah won't be safe with him. Do you think it's fair for Lightning to feel this way, or should she leave Serah's life up to her?
Hope hates Snow after the resistance inadvertently is responsible for his mother's death. Is it reasonable to blame Snow for the tragedy? Even if Snow didn't mean for it to happen, should he be held responsible for his recklessness?
Action/Adventure, Minigames, Role-Playing (RPG), Strategy/Turn-Based/RTS
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