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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Walkthrough Introduction

Claire Farnworth

Due to the nature of the game, we have structured the guide in such a way that we feel is the best and easiest route through the game. The quests have not been completed sequentially for that reason so do not feel confused by that. We have tried to point out optional tasks and preferred order to do quests as well as a general guide giving you a rough idea of when to finish each section.

This walkthrough is aimed at those people who want the best experience on their first playthrough or more experienced players who may have made some bad decisions and want a fresh start. It is by no means a complete guide, in that it will only focus on quests that allow you to progress in the easiest manner possible so if you are looking for more detailed information on individual quests, look for the sidequest section and Canvas of Prayers section.

We have structured the walkthrough in such a way that allows you to complete quests in an order that will avoid the difficulty curve. It is only a recommended guide of what tasks to complete when and because of the very open nature of the game, the player should not feel pressurised to stick rigidly to the advice given. Your playthrough is your own and this guide merely serves to accentuate and help you for times when you aren’t sure what to do.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    8 April 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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The world has moved on. Time is no more. People do not age but they can still die from accidents or murder. And so, the population has slowly dwindled and there remains only four main areas left in the world. Lightning awakes from her crystal slumber with one task: to save as many souls as she can before the world ends in thirteen days.

Join us as we scour every corner of Nova Chrysalia from the Wildlands to the Dead Dunes and back again.

In the main guide:

  • A complete guide as to the best way to complete each main quest, side quest and in what order.
  • Complete side quest and Canvas of Prayers sections.
  • Full Ultimate Lair walkthrough with optimal strategy for Ereshkigal.
  • Aeronite strategy and video.
  • Trophy and achievement guide.
  • HD videos with commentary.

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