Look! It's an actual town, complete with people with ellipses over their heads, indicating that they wish to speak to you! Oh Square Enix, you do love us.

At times Final Fantasy XIII-2 feels like an interactive apology for everything that was wrong with Final Fantasy XIII, but that's only because it is just that. One of the major problems with the first game was the fact that you never got a chance to just wander about exploring a city, a hallmark of the franchise. Well here we go. Cities to explore.


This is all I wanted, Square Enix. Now flood me with images of elaborate cut scenes, teasing shots of Lightning, and convoluted battle systems all you want. I am ready.