I didn't like FFXIII's version of the FNC lore. I heard Type-0 HD handles it way better. I can't wait for FFXV's version though. Here's to hoping they aren't machine-like Gods like in FFXIII, or FFXIII's Fal'Cie and L'Cie.
You should watch the video where Motomu Toriyama unveiled Lightning Returns. The was creepy and sad. I don't get his wild fantasies of Lightning. At least he still got 3 games out before FFXV though lol
He's worked on so many games as Director (Kingdom Hearts), Creative Producer (Dissidia, TWEWY, Crisis Core, Type-0, etc), and Character Designer (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and whatever he can get his hands on). FFXV is and was the only FF he directed, but he did work on a lot of games on his time as Director. FFXII's Director had his hands full just trying to finish up the game, and even then they still had to cut content. The problem with FFXV was that the Crystal Tools were absolute garbage, and he had to help on FFXIII. They really should have used a third-party engine instead of on their own, considering the Luminous Engine they've been working on is also turning out to be a steaming like of poop.