Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Short Review by Comparison

Let’s call them by their Roman numeral names first so the search engines are happy. Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Good, now I can write them in the form where I don’t have to constantly double-check how many ‘I’s I’ve used.

Did you enjoy Final Fantasy 13 in general?

If not, then, well, I’m afraid 13-2 isn’t going to make you love the series once more, since it is largely similar to 13.

Unless the only reason you disliked Final Fantasy 13 was the linearity, lack of freedom, or the weapon upgrade system, all of which have been banished in 13-2.
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Final Fantasy XIII – 2

Well I finally got around to playing the Final Fantasy 13 – 2 Demo, and I have to say that I’m very likely going to buy it, and I like the look of it. It supposedly fixes many of the problems with 13, but obviously, in a demo you aren’t going to see all of that.

As most people are saying, they do seem to have recognised the linearity of the previous game which is a good thing. The demo was full of little sidequests, optional paths, more people to talk to, even a shop, etc. I’m glad to see that they haven’t listened to all the criticism though, and the combat system remains intact. Continue reading