Making Lightning Strike Again: The Recycled Tropes and Weird Fiction of Lightning Returns

[Originally posted on PopMatters] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII references several other games in its first few hours. Lightning must gather the souls of a dying world (Valkyrie Profile) on behalf of a divine but untrustworthy benefactor (Legacy of Kain); a clock ticks down to the doomed hour (Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask), and our … Continue reading Making Lightning Strike Again: The Recycled Tropes and Weird Fiction of Lightning Returns