Count the amazings in this Lightning Returns dev diary

Ali Hillis, the voice of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII heroine Lightning, narrates this 30-minute developer diary on Square Enix and the team behind the conclusion of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Everything is discussed, from how Square Enix came up with Lightning Returns' premise down to how the developer managed to cram more ladders into the game. Yep.

Director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase wax poetic about the collaborative creation process at Square Enix, but we quite like the segments provided by the sound engineers, environmental artists and programmers who one day dreamed of working at Square Enix – and made those dreams come true. It's heart-warming stuff.

This behind-the-scenes featurette covers way more than we could relay in a single post, so grab a beverage and a snack, settle in and hit the play button above. Also, see if you can keep track of how many times the word "amazing" is used – we lost count.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.