While Final Fantasy XIII was all about getting the job done in a timely fashion, Final Fantasy XIII-2 gives the player plenty of time to relax between tasks. Check out some of the more entertaining diversions tucked away in next week's sequel.

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Gambling, trivia contests, side missions, mini-games; these were the things I missed the most in Final Fantasy XIII. All of those silly elements that for me help define the Final Fantasy experience.

Well good news, fellow distractionists. Final Fantasy XIII-2 contains plenty of recreational activities to keep you occupied when you aren't busy hopping from time to time, saving the world. Normally I might be put off by such frivolity interlaced with a plot that's all serious business, but it's not like the Historia Crux is going anywhere. Let's gamble!