Excerpt: Whether you loved or hated Final Fantasy XIII, anyone who cares about its sequel wants to know how it compares: is it better than FFXIII? How different is it? Well, Final Fantasy XIII-2 definitely improves upon XIII… in some ways.
Pros: More freedom, more exploration, more discovery, Story driven by characters, Battle system still rules
Cons: No summons, Some difficulty dips and spikes, Only two party members
Summary: The unfolding drama of Final Fantasy XIII continues in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Explore a richly developed world featuring both new and familiar faces, and an exciting and highly developed strategic battle system. In this ongoing saga, the future is about to change...
Excerpt: When I first heard about Square Enix making a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII, I was pretty excited. Although I have to be honest, I had high hopes and low expectations. I just finished the massive thirteen when I started the second one, so I had the plot stored in my memory.
Excerpt: As heroine Serah leaps through time in an attempt to save the future, so too does a beleaguered Square-Enix make a bid to amend the past, aiming to quell player misgivings of Final Fantasy XIII in a sequel that seemingly does it right the second time around.
Conclusion: If you answered yes to any of the above, then stop reading this now and grab yourself FFXIII-2. Because to be honest I’m fed up of just writing about it and if a line is allowed for pure honesty – the longer I write this the less time I get to spend playing it.
Pros: Brilliant addition to battle system. Excellent exploration possibilities.
Cons: Slightly short main story. The story is hard work to understand.
Excerpt: Warning: Opening 2 paragraphs have a couple of FF XIII spoilers in. Sorry! Final Fantasy XIII-2 starts with a bang. Set in the realm of Valhalla, the scene shows Lightning (one of FF XIII’s protagonists) locked in a fierce battle with Caius, the villain of this story.
Pros: Likeable characters., The battle/Paradigms systems are great., Looks fantastic., Some of the music is wonderful., Hunting monsters can get very addictive., Lots to do outside of the main story.
Cons: Parts of it are just too easy., Some of the dialogue isn’t that great.