Final Fantasy XIII was a little… well, different, than its predecessors in the Final Fantasy heritage. They changed whatever was left of the classic formula from soup to nuts, from the overland battle encounters to the new ATB fight system, the whole stagger tactic, the Eidolon system and gestalt versus summons, bloopity blah, bloopity blergh, bloopity blooey. The list goes on. And as expected, most of that held into Final Fantasy XIII-2 starring Lightning’s younger sister Serah. But in Lightning Returns, the latest game in the XIII universe, Lightning takes a page from Vincent Valentine’s book in Dirge of Cerberus and flies solo as the only playable character. There are no parties of three or team paradigm shifts in the sense we’re used to, just Lightning being a badass starring in a one woman show. Seems a little strange for a Final Fantasy title, but if any of you unlocked her Army of One ability in FF XIII, then you should find it wholly believable.