Choosing Between Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

By Paul Hunter

Back in the day, before jumping into the latest Final Fantasy role-playing game you pretty much knew what to expect: a (mostly) linear story, a party system with unique character classes, and random enemy encounters that whisk you away to menu-based battle sequences.

These days though, the series is constantly reinventing itself by exploring new genres and new types of gameplay. The two latest games, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are perfect examples -- though they share the Final Fantasy name, they each offer vastly different experiences. If you've been thinking about picking up a new role-playing game, these new Final Fantasy games might be just look what you're looking for. Wondering how these two games differ? Let's explore these recent Final Fantasy games, together!

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