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So here it is, the final Marathon Edition Movie for the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. It's time to see the last chapter in Lightning's story. I hope you all enjoy :) Here is the description from part 1 of the episodic version, should answer some questions about the movie:
1) This movie contains subtitles. Ever since I made my Final Fantasy XIII movie without them I have regretted it, and prefer to have my videos reach as many people as possible. This includes those with hearing difficulties and that have English as a secondary language. I appreciate that subtitles detract from the visual experience, but I don't have the time to upload 2 separate versions, so I have to go for the one that will allow the greatest number of people to understand the story.
2) As the FFXIII games have progressed it has become more and more difficult to turn them into movies. This game is pretty bad for any in-game stuff. They have introduced a new bar on the bottom left of the display that is present at all times and cannot be removed (unlike the map). The autosave icon is also intrusive, and is still present 5-10 seconds into a cutscene. There isn't a lot I can do about this, I have obviously removed all loading screens where applicable. The battle system is also very cluttered with a crowded UI and a lot of information on screen. For the Boss battles I started out by removing them entirely like I did for most of FFXIII and FFXIII-2, but afterwards changed my mind since they were a fairly important part of the quests, so I kept them in, but as "highlights", showing only major attacks/staggers etc. Only a few minor boss battles were skipped early on.
3) I believe that listening to the in-game conversations and getting to see the environments add greatly to the experience so I will take my time and make this movie version to the best of my ability. Since the game features a running clock and cannot be completed until the 13th day, I put in some sidequests where applicable to space out the main story events and pad the story out a little more. Despite this I completed all the main quests by day 8 so I had to skip the last few days, for days 9-12 only the important story cutscenes were shown, since it was sidequest only for those days... I am almost certain that someone will put out a shorter cutscene only version, feel free to watch something like that instead.
Thanks for reading, and I hope that answered your questions about why things are the way they are in this version. It's not as clean as I would have liked it to be (FFXIII was the best in terms of creating a movie, this one has been the worst so far, not even quick time events that I could keep in for action sequences)... I hope you stick around and watch this series the whole the way through, this is the last Final Fantasy movie I'll be making until the long anticipated Final Fantasy XV (except for re-uploading my FFX Movie with the HD remastered edition).
Lighting has awoken from her seemingly eternal sleep and has returned once again. A servant of God, she must save as many souls as she can from a world approaching the end of days. She begins her mission by meeting Snow, her sister's fiancee... It's not entirely clear how he is still alive, and things get even more confusing when it becomes apparent that Hope Estheim is providing "radio" support... After our initial encounter, Lighting warps back to the Ark, where Hope awaits her, and he explains some of what we've been missing, and fills Lightning in on the details of her mission.
Final Fantasy XV - nopost.info/throw/y8mpf4XN1KCGZ7M/video
Final Fantasy VII - nopost.info/throw/vrfTmWrO0IqaZNk/video