Summary: I have such a love/hate relationship with this game. It's great that it's fast-paced, but like everyone else says, it is too fast paced. I would love to chose the abilities I want to use manually, but if you really want to attain a 5 star rating, you are going to rely heavily on the auto-battle.
Summary: I like this game much better than the original game, it's not as linear and there are much more side quests than before. Also they fixed the big problem from before when the leader died it was game over, now when the leader dies it switches to the other character that's still alive.
Summary: I honestly don't know if this is a good 'game'. And by that, I mean that I truly don't know if it could stand alone. The average person off the street who plays video games once in awhile would probably *HATE* this game if they weren't already a die-hard FInal Fantasy devotee.
Summary: So, im guessing that this review is not relevant cause the game has been out in the market for a while now but it doesnt matter. Compare to the final fantasy XIII, this is more than an improvement.
Summary: Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a fun game that retains some of the cool things from XIII and also adds newer things. But its story is pretty bland. If you like games that are fun for a challenge or are simply fun to play, then this is it. If you like well-thought out plots, it's not it.
Summary: Note, I am about 30 hours into this title. I beat FFXIII, and I enjoyed it for the battle system, soundtrack, graphics, and convoluted story-line. Part 2 has kept the same basic battle mechanics, but added to fun with a few adjustments.
Summary: First let me say why I gave this game four stars: the fun factor. The game was just very fun. The exploration, the combat, finding monsters, customizing them, side quests, etc. It got four stars pretty much purely from how fun it is. As you'll see below, I did have a lot of problems with this game.
Summary: It appears that Square has indeed made some good on the calamity that was Final Fantasy XIII, the sequel has improved on many aspects. I do like the spin they have taken on the game as a whole, time travel and re-writing time as you jump back and forth between time lines.