I'm dead. xD
The level of uniqueness you can achieve with her appearance and ability setups is said to be â€œentertaining and stunningâ€. The reviewer also states that the game is quite beautiful.[/i]
Call me shallow because well.... I am... but that aside, this particular fact is what entices me so. The character of Lightning, in and of herself, is the most attractive quality of the XIII universe to me (even if she clearly is just a female Cloud Strife). Getting some creative control of her appearance and development is going to really lend to the "fun factor" for me.
Her face is pretty; her hair troubles me. It strikes me as something that works on her and only her. I get gripes with the "unrealistic realism" SquareEnix pulls sometimes. I mean, an option in FF14's character creator is if you want larger iris' for goodness sake. I don't doubt that 'big eyes' are supposed to be 'attractive'; but sometimes they look a little too perfect for me sometimes. I don't doubt they're really appealing and unique though. But whenever I look at HD CGI models I always feel like I have to 'negotiate' what I'm looking at: Usually it's a strange hybrid of anime, realism, and fantasy caught upin a 'Eurasian'-looking person.
I actually really like Lumina's design -- mostly for her nose. It's a bit 'fatter' and rounder at the tip. It's a small detail, but most of the FF characters seem to go for the long, straight nose than introduce much other variety to them unless it's by virtue of their age and they get some wrinkles or whatever else.
The designs are nevertheless appealing and unique. Sure, maybe the point of "fantasy" is to do things you can't do in real life.... BUT FUCK SEYMOURS HAIRDO, it's dumb, impossible, and silly no matter what fantasy is preaching. >:(
I'm looking at this way too much; but I suppose it's my "job" as an "arsty" person. *shrug*
CARRY ON NOW.
I want this game, slowly. I actually wonder if making comparisons to Majora's Mask is in any way proper by this point.... It still seems like it, and I wouldn't call that a bad thing.