Final Fantasy XIII-2 details
|Formats:||16 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Rental release:||03 Feb 2012|
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definately rent/buy thisBy khvivi (3 reviews) from London , 13 Feb 2012
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[Highly rated reviewer]Really what a final fantasy game should be like, intuitive battle system and excelent story telling that always keeps the player interested, with an amazing soundtrack as always.
However, and i suppose this might be obvious but just incase, do not! get this without having finished XIII first, although XIII-2's story would probably still be enjoyable on it's own, it would hugely ruin the connection between player and character
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A solid second instalmentBy CH1ND1T (2 reviews) , 19 Feb 2013Having played and loved FF XIII, I couldn't wait to play the next instalment in this series. FF XIII-2 brings a lot of changes from it's predecessors such as randomly spawning enemies, new combat mechanics and most importantly it breaks from the linier gameplay that plagued the first one. My only gripes would be that Noel and Sarah arnt nearly as interesting as Lightening and the gang, which may affect your enjoyment of the narrative. Which can be a breaker in a story centred title. All in all though, a enjoyable experience.
Like FF 13? u will like this.By a customer , 07 Dec 2012Good FF, if u like 13 u should like this. Not the best out of the FF's but still up there. I enjoyed from begining to end and if u looking to complete 100% u are looking at a good 50+ hours of gameplay. So i say worth a rent :D
Rent itBy irishdude (1 review) , 12 Apr 2012You should rent this game every game has its good and bad sides but its nice to see square en listened to its fan about 13 and change a lot of the stuff including the fact it is linear which thankfully this one is not. The story is far better than the first one but does tie in with the first which is nice. The game will keep you busy for awhile because of all the things you can do in it i wont go into any spoilers but if you are iffy about getting it i would say go for it.
What a comeback!By EarphonesGuy (2 reviews) from Hull , 27 Mar 2012Following on from Square Enix's distanced-from-the-franchise Final Fantasy XIII is Final Fantasy XIII-2, a game that conquers all of the flaws that fans of the franchise found in it's predecessor.
A game that boasts side quests, long open maps, exploration, intricate character growth, and mini-games, FFXIII-2 complete's what FFXIII successfully started on.
Graphically the game matches XIII step for step. The game also has a great soundtrack, although some tracks (particularly those with vocals) are really hit and miss, I personally didn't care for them all that much, but it didn't ruin the soundtrack as a whole.
For long-loving Final Fantasy fans this game really does give a lot of reasons to bring you back to the franchise, however, without first playing XIII and enjoying XIII it might be a big of a tedium to play through, and for the newer fans that began with XIII, I assure you that XIII-2 only builds upon what XIII started, and delivers a gaming experience that is arguably the best in a good few titles from Square Enix.
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Average, Just not rightBy TheOrion (7 reviews) , 12 Mar 2012Okay after the last few Final Fantasy games released left me feeling faithless in Square Enix producing a decent FF game so I decided to rent this instead of buying. I'm glad I did.
As far as length goes I finished the main story in about 20 hours of play, theres still stuff to do in cleanup but compared to the amount of time I could spent on the older titles working on characters and exploring this is quite short.
The ending to the game left a bitter taste in my mouth because the company decided that they would extend the story with dlc in the future and as such left the ending on a cliffhanger.
It already immeditely left speculation about XIII-3 which was debunked, but then to suggest future dlc may hold the ending was just signs of the typical behaviour you become to expect from a company thats gone so far downhill.