According to the Lightning Returns dev team during an interview held in Tokyo, the game’s director insisted that Lightning’s breasts be larger and more jiggly. She’ll be going from an American B cup to a C cup. Since players are able to choose which outfit they want her to wear into battle, the director also wanted each one to have different jiggle physics. So now the player can pick the one they like the best based on their own personal boner meter. That’s pretty much how I decide on anything in life.
In his article, Jim Sterling wasn’t too pleased with the dev team’s sexualiztion of Lightning. I agree that it does seem sort of gratuitous, but (as I’m sure you can imagine) I’m all for it. Video games are fantasy, just like movies or comic books, and I for one want to see big jiggly boobs in my video games. Every female character that I can think of (over the age of 18) would benefit from a larger chest. I’m not playing video games for the realism, I’m playing them for the escapism. Maybe it’s because I don’t care about Lightning as a character, but I don’t see what the big deal is.
And as far as the costumes go: Well, if one has less chest support than the other then yea, her boobs should jiggle more. Have you ever seen a girl without a bra? Jiggle city. I love unlocking alternate costumes and the hotter the better. I played through Resident Evil 5 multiple times just to see Sheva’s different outfits. Sexy costumes always keep me coming back to a game and that’s never a bad thing.
I don’t usually play RPGs, and I’ve only played one Final Fantasy game, but the more I read about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII the more I want to play it. So basically by giving Lighting a bigger chest they have potentially gained a new customer. Sure they might lose some, but to be honest I really doubt that Final Fantasy fans won’t play this one just because of her tits.
Read the interview at DuelShockers.com and let me know what you guys think about all this. Do you want to see Lighting with big jiggle tits or do you think they should have let her stay the way she was? Leave a comment below and let me know.
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01″