Summary: I have been playing this game for about the past month, with the Japanese version of the game. My only other review for GI has also been for FF, the previous FFXIII. I recently passed XIII-2, so I thought I'd put in my two-bits on this game. Just quickly, overall this game is short.
Summary: Good gameplay with a not-so-great story(They've a lot to conclude with Lightning Returns). Still a fun game to play through even though maxing out characters happens way too fast(the leveling in general felt incomplete). A ton of great side quests even if you don't bother with the DLC.
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.
Final Fantasy 13-2: Better Gameplay, More Fan Irks
Tim Gruver, Game Informer
5 January 2013
Summary: For the last several console generations, Square Enix’s franchise of Final Fantasy has built itself into a household name with any classic titles and a dedicated fan base. Accompanying a huge downturn in the franchise’s credibility in recent years is its latest entry of Final Fantasy 13-2, an...
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.
Excerpt: You, know, I've spent most of my life as an athlete above most other things. Mind you, the last few years I haven't exactly been MUCH of an athlete, what with the new "protective layer" covering my six-pack... (I swear it's in there somewhere!) But there was a time! ... ah but on to my real point...
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.