I just recently finished Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. I'd give it a good 4 stars out of 5 at least, and would certainly recommend it, though only for those that have played both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Pretty much everything going on in the main story ties back into those two titles and it wouldn't really wouldn't be easy to appreciate it if you just went in cold. Of course, part of it also depends on how much you like the character of Lightning from the series. If you don't care for her, then it's probably not the best game to consider, though all of it ultimately does reveal the ultimate fate of all the major characters from the series, including the stars of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Oh, and the battle system and gameplay are fairly intense - with a ticking doomsday clock, it's not for the inexperienced RPG player, even on Easy Mode.