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Final Fantasy XIII-2
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Final Fantasy XIII-2

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

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20 March 2015
  • Summary: Final Fantasy XIII-2 is absolutely a better game than its predecessor. It keeps the good things - decent characters and world, solid battle system, nice presentation - and ditches most of the bad stuff from the original - linear levels, slow pacing, the million 'Cie variations, lack of towns - and...
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Overall 7
7.1

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Final Fantasy has been one of the most well known franchises in the entire video game industry. Square Enix used to do Final Fantasy games as one shots, and never visited that fantasy universe ever again. Thankfully years ago they decided sequels to fantasy universes would be allowed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Game Over Online
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Ever since Final Fantasy VII was released in North America in 1997, the series has become the archetype of what every RPG should be. This reputation carried across many releases, and when Squaresoft (which subsequently became Square Enix) announced their titles it became a foregone conclusion that...
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Overall 8
7.8

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Reviewed.com
11 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Final Fantasy XIII -2 offers a great battle system and phenomenal graphics, but its story is often muddled at best, and fails to tie up the loose ends from XIII . Final Fantasy fanatics don’t want much from their Final Fantasy games, but some traditional RPG tropes like chocobos, towns, and open...
  • Pros: Excellent, dynamic battle system, Monster recruitment system is addictive and deep
  • Cons: Storyline doesn’t make much sense or tie up loose ends, Seasoned RPGers will likely find little challenge in late-game play
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Review: How Final Fantasy XIII-2 saves the franchise…for now

VentureBeat
1 April 2012
  • Excerpt: 2010’s Final Fantasy XIII may have sold well enough, but the perplexingly bad design decisions quickly made the title a bitter disappointment for many fans. Coupled with the disastrous launch of Final Fantasy XIV, and even publisher/developer Square Enix admitted that its legendary role-playing...
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Deep fantasy role-playing with elegant action sequences.

Common Sense Media
31 March 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a Japanese role-playing game with a strong focus on fantasy combat and emotional storytelling. Players take control of a pair of characters who alternate between fighting wildly imaginative non-human creatures in bloodless but visually spectacular...
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Review: Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
31 March 2012
  • Summary: There’s a very simple test you can take to determine if you’ll like Final Fantasy XIII-2 . Did you enjoy FFXIII ? If yes, then buy this game. If no, then what didn’t you like about it? If you said the battle system, then there’s not much this title can do for you.
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

VideoGamer.com
28 March 2012
  • Excerpt: What's in a name? In the case of Final Fantasy XIII-2, the answer is quite a lot, actually . Consider it. Say it out loud. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a name that prompts players to stack a laundry list of questions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy XIII-2

True achievements
26 March 2012
  • Conclusion: I rarely found myself frustrated or confused in the story, and I am confident that most fans of the series will find it far superior as well. I remember originally it was rumored to be a three part series, so I'm still anxious for more!
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Game Over Online
16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Ever since Final Fantasy VII was released in North America in 1997, the series has become the archetype of what every RPG should be. This reputation carried across many releases, and when Squaresoft (which subsequently became Square Enix) announced their titles it became a foregone conclusion that...
  • Read full review
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