Summary: With this It is clear that a second part can be better than the original game. It's fun and it's mechanics are addictive. Being able to tame monsters and use them as part of your strategy to beat bosses? This is new and I totally like it. You've more things to do, the maps are wide open and it is not SO narrow and lineal.
Summary: DAUGHTER LOVES IT. SHE LOVES ALL THE SERIES. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE SMILE ON HER FACE WHEN SHE RECEIVED IT AND WHEN SHE PLAYED IT. GREAT GRAPHICS,SOUND ,VOICE ACTING AND CONTROLS FROM WHAT I OBSERVED. SHE HAS TO AND LOVES TO EXPLAIN THE STORY LINE TO ME. I LOVE LISTENING TO HER AND WATCHING THE GLEAM IN HER EYES AS SHE EXPLAINS. CAN A FATHER ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE ? HELL YEAH, PLEASE DON'T GROW UP AND DATE OR MARRY SOME A#$H@%E.
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...