It’s been a full year since the announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-2, one of the shortest development and localization times Final Fantasy fans across the globe have had to endure. As the sequel and successor to Final Fantasy XIII, one of the most contentious Final Fantasy games to date, XIII-2 has a lot to prove to its audience. Fan feedback from the original title was the impetus for making many of the design decisions this time around, and the developers have been unabashed in their efforts to rectify what they feel were the biggest faults of XIII.
Final Fantasy Network had the chance to travel to Square Enix North America’s office in LA this past October, where we played through the initial chapters of the title, and where some of our formative opinions that will guide this review come from. Now that we’ve had a wealth of time to play around with the final version of the game, those opinions have begun to take and solidify.
Since this is our first official review of a Final Fantasy game at Final Fantasy Network, I’d like to invite you to share your opinions about this review in the comments field for this article. If there’s something you thought I explained well or left lacking, please let me know! I enjoy your guys’ feedback!
So without further delay, follow the jump to read our review!
Note: Yes, this is a spoiler-free review!