WARNING: INCOMING RANT's Week In for February 8th - 14th

The news week was really slow until the last couple days. Chances are you've heard this news, but let's recap all the good stuff! Via Destructoid

Via GameInformer

Via Kotaku

Via Gamespot

  • I've hoped for quite some time that the PS4/PSVita bundle that was released in Europe would make it's way to the states and sadly this is not the case. Sony is thinking about it sometime in the future, but for now they want the Vita to "stand on it's own" and "not be seen as an accompaniment" to the PS4. From what I understand, there isn't much in the way of games for the damn thing anyway, so I don't see what the big deal of bundling the two and taking a bit of a hit on the price would be. Then again, I don't make decisions in a multi-million dollar company. Oh well, looks like I'll be buying the two separately for the remote play feature that they touted so much at the reveal. Which is I'm sure what they want anyway.

Via IGN

Via Joystiq

 

MINI RANT

GameInformer reports that Lightning may return, yet again, as a guest in other games. Many people cite Kingdom Hearts 3 where she could make an appearance which wouldn't be a big shocker, but I think it would be more along the lines of a new Final Fantasy Tactics game like Cloud was in the original Tactics.

The thing that makes me laugh about this story though is that Motomu Toriyama states that Lightning is "a fan favorite". Maybe simply by virtue that she is a female protagonist, but scrolling the comments section on this story and general consensus among the fandom is that Lightning and her three shitty games are not well liked. In a poll run by The World is Square on Facebook the three XIII titles were the first three voted out and Lightning Returns wasn't even close to released yet. It seems to me to be a form of cognitive dissonance that if Square continues to shove Lightning down our throats, we will start to like her as much as they do.

Giving her three games wasn't enough? Dressing her up like Cloud Strife and Lara (not Laura) Croft (y'know, characters that people actually like) wasn't enough? Square-Enix, I will tell you this as plain as I can speak:

WE DON'T LIKE LIGHTNING OR HER SHITTY GAMES! QUIT PUTTING HER IN GAMES BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO THAT WILL MAKE US LIKE HER!

RANT OVER