As we build up to the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, we've been granted the perfect opportunity to look back on the crazy adventures of the pink-haired heroine and her often annoying gang. In a refreshing twist, however, this particular series recap isn't soaked in melodrama. Instead, the main plot points of the previous titles have been re-imagined in sprite form.

Okay, so we still don't really understand the baffling narrative of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2, but we absolutely adore this attempt to explain it to us. From the text boxes to the remixed battle music, this retrospective is infinitely more charming than the games that it's actually based upon. Bathe yourself in the nostalgic video, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

[via youtube.com]