Final Fantasy – 13-2: Square Enix is Talking Story Volume DLCs
Stories are playing a vital role in video games today. Square Enix wants to show its support for a good story by coming up with what they call downloadable story “volumes”. They will be doing these for Final Fantasy 13. Square Enix will be making use of the Ultimania Guides, which were launched last Tuesday in Japan for the popular RPG.
Director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase said that the main game tells the story of Lightning’s sister and 13-2’s protagonist Serah and new character Noel. There will be, however, possibly some episodes that will be focusing on other characters such as Lightning, Sazh, Snow and yet others. The title’s director and producer gave hints that these episodes may make use of other forms of media. Novels were mentioned. Final Fantasy 13-2 should be out in Europe by now. It is available for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
What do you think of the proliferation of novel companions or game novelizations in the world of the video game industry? Do you think these novels will be instrumental to making the game universes even clearer to the gamers? Will this work with Final Fantasy 13-2 and its characters?
Novels certainly are great ways to make you understand more about the game. There are parts of the story that may not be incorporated clearly into the video game. Even though the game may have a Story Mode, the novel is still more fluid when it comes to telling the story for obvious reasons. You don’t have to be in front of the screen the whole time when reading the novel. You can bring it along anytime. So when you want to further immerse yourself in the game but are already tired of playing, you can just read the novel. These novels may, after all, promote reading in people who don’t practice the habit.
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