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  • Summary: Three years after the events in FINAL FANTASY XIII, Lightning has gone missing, and Snow is nowhere to be found. In a rebuilding world, Serah notices that something is amiss. After a fortuitous encounter with a mysterious man named Noel, the two set off to find Lightning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 16, 2014
    80
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the best entry in the Fabula Nova Crystallis series, offering far improved gameplay systems while giving players access to a highly diverse soundtrack and various timelines to explore.
  2. Dec 17, 2014
    80
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 was a good game in 2012 and it's, still, a cool JRPG to play on the PC. Even if the port to computers is not perfect, it's still a nice option to introduce yourself into the Lightning trilogy and enjoy the funniest and smart entry of the trilogy.
  3. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    FXIII-2 is a game for fans of Final Fantasy XIII and JRPGs in general. An interesting JRPG to play on the PC.
  4. Feb 1, 2015
    80
    It's not perfect, but fans of JRPGs will like it if the played the first part, too.
  5. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    FF XIII-2 is just one of those versions without relevant upgrades, but good enough if you missed it on the original platforms. Probably, the best episode of the Lightning trilogy.
  6. Jan 23, 2015
    59
    A better game than XIII but with an intolerably bad story, this is a still-flawed sequel that clearly isn’t at its best on PC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Aug 5, 2019
    10
    Trio 13 is excellent in all respects, offering an excellent story with very famous characters. Turns out to be like the old parts.
  2. Jul 23, 2020
    9
    Overall:
    A well-made upgrade compared to the former game and has a lot of fun and enjoyable content and soundtrack that keeps the player busy
    Overall:
    A well-made upgrade compared to the former game and has a lot of fun and enjoyable content and soundtrack that keeps the player busy for a long time.

    Story:
    It touches an interesting topic with time travelling and executes it well, the story is not too hard to grasp and it keeps you interested throughout the game. There are way less playable characters compared to the former game but this does not hurt the game itself. While there are some flaws in the storytelling it is still very much enjoyable.

    Gameplay:
    The gameplay is fun and a good upgrade, combat is mostly same as previous title but now has support characters in the form of monsters that you fight and catch in the world which I thought was a nice way of not having too many characters to control in combat. This also makes you want to go out and 'catch 'em all' like some other games that probably all of us have played.
    There are some aspects that I would've liked to not have in the form of a certain puzzle, but it doesn't hurt the game that much overall.
    Otherwise it's a really solid game, takes about 50+ hours or so to 100% and it has made me come back many times to play this game again.
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  3. Dec 12, 2014
    8
    Where to start with this one, ah yeah there is something funny when you check game description and features and then find there highlightedWhere to start with this one, ah yeah there is something funny when you check game description and features and then find there highlighted ability to change resolution, texture detail and volume sliders!
    Those are thing that should be standard for PC games.
    But then memory from last FF floods my brain and i came to remember how that one didn't even have volume sliders so yeah XD

    This one is actually fairly decent port. Have not had any major issues like with last FF13. Game was running smoothly on 60fps most of time, there ware some hick ups but nothing major.
    And it actually supports widescreen and most important the freaking ability to actually change resolution.

    This PC version have both japanese and english dub just like last one but this time without major increase in space taken, guess they did learn something instead of just dumping copy of movies with different audio.

    Now about game it self.
    This time around you have only 2 playable char and this is good and bad. Bad in sense that if you dislike both of them there wont be much redeeming chance. But this way there is far more character development so the story doesn't suffer from that issue much.
    Wont spoil anything regarding story it self but you don't really need to play last FF 13 to understand this one even though story is continuation of that one, well kind off.

    Combat is more or less identical, meaning real time ATB system where you pick commands only for your main char while other two act depending what preset you have selected (AI controlled).
    Yes i said two because 3nd party member is a monster(almost any monster NPC) which can be captured and added to your team. That is new part added to game its fairly interesting one.

    How ever combat still feels flawed in part that you never feel like you have complete control over your characters.
    Thing is monster do have hit boxes and its possible to miss or getting missed by just moving around or jumping in air during some move but those are random things which are hard to time or predict.
    And in some rare cases monster collision can even prevent you from getting to its hit box.

    But over all its nothing worse then FF 13.
    Game do suffers from some repetitiveness but over all i dare to say its best FF from FF 13 trilogy.
    And its worth to mention that all 'DLC' are already added into game with exception of certain that couldn't be ported because of some copyright laws and BS.

    Its only 16 euro on steam, not over all that expensive so i'd say its worth your money if you never had chance to play it or just want to replay it.

    Final score 8/10
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  4. Dec 17, 2014
    7
    a saga of dreams the ff games have allways been the treasure of consoles for many years and now coming to pc is a long and difficult path asa saga of dreams the ff games have allways been the treasure of consoles for many years and now coming to pc is a long and difficult path as we have seen on ffxiii the previous one i bieleve they haven't really payed much attention to pc optimization just throw it out in the market now a slight improvement has been made in this one but it still needs fix or patches but you can enjoy it nonetheless Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2017
    6
    Una historia muy interesante empañada por un pesimo port. Utilizo medidores de consumo, mi procesador esta al 20%, mi placa de video al 60%, yUna historia muy interesante empañada por un pesimo port. Utilizo medidores de consumo, mi procesador esta al 20%, mi placa de video al 60%, y el juego corre a 20 fps siendo que podria utilizar el resto de mis componentes para aumentar el rendimiento, pero no, porque está mal programado y ni teniendo una PC de la Nasa lográs que funcione bien.

    La historia del juego me gusta mucho, y eso de poder elegir que decir cada tanto lograr sumergirte mas en los dialogos, (aunque las opciones que elijes no tengan mucha importancia, si que aveces te harán reir, y si que te meten mas en las conversaciones).

    Otro punto negativo es que solo tienes 2 personajes en TODO el juego para utilizar, Serah y Noel. Listo, ninguno más. (La saga final fantasy se ha caraterizado por tener varios personajes jugables... Excepto en este caso que utilizas a los 2 mismos todo el rato).

    El combate, la progresion, y lo de utilizar mounstruos en tu equipo está genial... Pero es repetitivo debido a las pocas opciones que tienes, (ya que como dije arriba, solo hay 2 personajes jugables durante TODA la historia).

    Los mapas dejan de ser tubos alargados como en FF XIII (al fin), y esto es una mejora total ya que al anterior final fantasy ni siquiera lo terminé por repetitivo y cansino. Ahora tienes mapas con varios caminos concectados entre si, no lo suficientemente grandes como para perdertes y tener que revisar el mapa, pero si lo suficientemente "grandes" como para no tener que caminar todo recto y ya está.

    Estuve jugando al juego con un joystick, y esto me hizo dar cuenta de otro problema del cutre port que es. Cuando usaba el joystick, la interfaz seguia mostrando el teclado, y mostraba las teclas, pero no los botones del joystick. Esto hubiera sido menos molesto si este juego no tuviera quick time events, ya que debido a que me mostraba que botones del teclado pulsar en lugar de mostrarme los del joystick, se me complicaba muchisimo adivinar que boton era el que tenia que pulsar.

    Pros:
    - Buena Historia.
    - Buena inmersion.
    - Exploracion mejorada en comparacion con FF XIII. (No mas tubos en lugar de mapas, pero no mas mapas gigantes en los que te pierdes. Mezcla perfecta)

    Contra:
    - Pésimo port que empaña la jugabilidad por completo.
    - Pocos personajes y opciones que vuelven a los combates muy repetitivos.
    - Te permite usar joystick pero sigue mostrando el teclado en todo momento en lugar de los botones del joystick, (convinado a los quick time events, es horripilante).
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  6. Jul 4, 2020
    5
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an incomprehensible mess, with a story that is very convoluted and the same mediocre FF XIII gameplay with annoyancesFinal Fantasy XIII-2 is an incomprehensible mess, with a story that is very convoluted and the same mediocre FF XIII gameplay with annoyances being added such as quick time events and random encounters. The battles have been made ridiculously easy in this sequel too which makes the game boring and completely unsatisfying to play. It should be noted that the game has great art direction, character designs and music like its predecessor and doesn't suffer from the 'hallway simulator' feeling that XIII had however the story is just so difficult to follow with gameplay that is so mediocre that it just feels like a chore to play nevermind the laughably bad PC port that has countless issues. I won't be playing Lightning Returns after this experience. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2014
    2
    They fu..ed this game with merging the auto and manual saves to a point of no return. Hate it. Rest is nice and worth playing if you tolerateThey fu..ed this game with merging the auto and manual saves to a point of no return. Hate it. Rest is nice and worth playing if you tolerate the auto-save system. Expand

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