Final Fantasy XIII-2 reviews rounded up
posted on 01.28.12 at 05:35 PM EST by (@salromano)
Final Fantasy sequel scores well.

The review embargo for Final Fantasy XIII-2 lifted today at 4pm ET, and while we’re still playing through our copy (I received my copy Wednesday; I’m about 8 hours in), here’s what the rest of the gaming press thought about the Final Fantasy sequel.

The list:

  • Kougeru

    looks great. though there is a website in there that’s not like others…(playstation lifestyle) hm….

  • zerolegacy0

    I can’t wait for this game to be released, so S.E. can begin the media blowout on Versus XIII.

    • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

      @zerolegacy0: Oh maybe SE prepares blowout on ffxiii-3! It would be awesome, don’t you think so? Versus can wait more.

      • Sal Romano

        @l1lyone: No. I don’t think Versus can wait.

        • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

          @Sal Romano: you’re so predictable :3

  • Venik

    So that is somewhat like an average of an 8. Seems good.
    But I was already planning on buying it, because I really enjoyed FFXIII.

  • Finalshoryuken

    :D

  • XxBarretxX

    I loved Final Fantasy XIII and enjoyed FFX-2 so I have the CE of this already reserved. Anxious to pick it up on Tuesday and play it after work.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    I started to think that this will be one of the most underrated games in 2012, despite it’s improvements from the first game. Nevertheless, I am sure as hell will be getting this game day one.

  • FaithlessMr

    Agh, can’t wait till I get my copy sent to me :D Crystal Edition ftw!

    • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

      @FaithlessMr: Me 2 <3

  • http://www.espadakiller.wordpress.com EspadaKiller

    No excuse now Square-Enix….it’s time for full development process for Versus XIII!!!

  • Aldridge517

    The demo for FFXIII-2 was really good. Best demo I’ve played in a while.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    one more thing socket 8/10..i wonder why ?!

  • Azure’Sora

    ROFL, Playstation Lifestyle o-o

  • Skelter

    today > play demo & defeat the final boss again….tomorrow > let it marinate…..day after > be late on the job!

  • mye89

    That seems lower than FF13 got, which is all kind of bad if you didn’t like FF13. Especially considering most of these site use the 7-10 scale, this seems like average, that is to say awful for a final fantasy considering all the hype. Here’s hoping SE stop wasting money (AH! like that’ll happen)

  • TercaLumireis

    I think Joystiqs review said it best
    That optional side quests, non-linear dungeons, and NPC populated towns are definitely in this game and were lacking in XIII, but that stuff has been around for decades in RPGs