Summary: After hearing from pretty much everyone that this was better than 13, I decided to pick it up and try it myself. As everyone said, the game is much better than 13, the only thing 13 had that was better imo was that it was longer. 13-2 felt short, very short compared to 13. Other than that this game improves in pretty much every flaw 13 had.
Summary: I must indicate that I love the Story behind this trilogy. I could not stand the first game's battle system which is the only reason I did not like it. I even tried to play the game with two separate purchases with a combined play time of Eleven hours. It wasn't until I tried FF 13/2 nearly 24 months after it's release day that I fell in love with the story. I do realize the combat is similar to the first game however the combat grabbed me instantly with the 2nd.
Summary: the "timeline" is interesting, reminds me of chrono trigger, the "paradigm system" has improved since FF13, but not much options and custom character improvements compared. still the puzzles are tricky yet interesting. looking forward to "lightning returns". such a sad ending, awwww serah...
An emotional story and brings back traditional JRPG elements such as towns and NPC interaction.Brings back the FF magic.
TidusandYuna1983, Game Informer
11 November 2013
Summary: In my opinion,Final Fantasy XIII-2(FFXIII-2) is a much better game than Final Fantasy XIII.FFXIII-2 brings back some of the more traditional JRPG style charm which was absent in FFXIII such as having towns and being able to talk to NPCs,as well as having environments that are more open and which can be explored.