I picked up Final Fantasy XIII-2 the other week. I finally found a place that had the PS3 Collector’s Edition so I snatched it up only for it to go on sale on Amazon like a week later fffff. Anyway, I got around to playing it the other week. I had to cut my time short because KH3D arrived but I still played a great deal and I did beat it. If anyone liked the first game and is on the fence about 2, go for it. The battle system was improved greatly and it’s a lot more streamlined now. The monsters sound gimmicky but they’re easy to get used to and I got so attached to most of mine. (Hot Dog the Miniflan was kind of the best member of my party for the whole game.) The plot is so-so, but the amount of side quests and exploration you get to do, especially compared to the first game, really makes it feel more polished and draws you in more. I had a lot of fun and it’s one of the few games where I’m just itching to go back and do completion. (And that will be difficult, because there is a lot to do.) The only thing I didn’t like was the ending: Spoiler What the heck was that! I rushed through it since my 3DS had already arrived and I wanted to move on (but didn’t want to leave FFXIII-2 hanging at the end) and I was just amazed at how… bad it was. That cliffhanger? I’m surprised I wasn’t spoilt for it. I’m so mad at them over this! Especially since they don’t seem to be making a XIII-3 so it looks like the conclusion to the “To be continued…” after everyone dies is going to be DLC. I suspect it’s tied into the Lightning DLC coming out next month and that really bugs me because if they can do this for their main FF titles, what’s going to stop Square-Enix from doing it for all of their series? From what I’ve heard, the Sazh DLC that already came out was pretty short so I’m worried that the Lightning one will only be part one of the ending and… honestly, I already paid like $80 for this game. I don’t want to pay any more for and ending that they had more than enough time to include in my game. ;_; Anyone else finish this and feel the same level of disappointment that I did? I’m still gonna go in and do some of the extra endings (?) with completion but still. Ugh.