I've decided to be completely indifferent for the time being, and optimistic for the future. In all honesty, it's really the only way I can remain sane.
Right now, here's my suggestion for all you hardcore Final Fantasy fans who feel slighted (and maybe even downright abused) at the announcement of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII , the game that focuses more on action and institutes what sounds like a ridiculous time clock:
Just pretend it isn't there. Seriously. Let's not complain because quite clearly, that doesn't do anything. Square Enix doesn't listen and worse, they have no intention of listening, so why get a hernia over something we can't change? Besides, let's not forget that this is the "Final Chapter" in the Lightning Saga, so they can't do this to us again. At the very least, they have to start over the next generation with Final Fantasy XV . Right? Speaking of which, we should probably not put much faith in Versus XIII , either. Too much of a leap of a faith.
With a new generation comes fresh hope. We put the past generation behind us, try to forget the mistakes game makers have made, and look to the future. Many designers have reinvented themselves with new hardware, and there has to be a chance for Square Enix down the road. I'm going to cling to that. Lightning Returns might turn out great, I don't know. But for now, I'm just going to pretend it's not there…and I suggest you do the same if you're really upset.