Final Fantasy XIII-2 E3 2011 Trailer – Love It or Hate It?

Final Fantasy XIII is far from being a favorite Final Fantasy of mine (it’s in my bottom five for sure), but I don’t carry the same hatred for it that many series fans do. Actually, I poured over 60 hours into it, and don’t regret a second. So a direct sequel isn’t such a terrible idea to me — in fact, I very much look forward to giving it a whirl.

Sure, I’d much rather see Square Enix focus more on getting Final Fantasy Versus XIII finished up sometime this century or doing a direct sequel to a more revered game like Final Fantasy VII instead, but I’m never one to refuse any new Final Fantasy, and the proposed enhancements (battle QTEs, multiple paths, branching story arcs, dungeon puzzles, etc.) are aimed squarely at addressing the scathing criticisms of the first game’s hyper-linearity.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is sure to stir up even more controversy when it ships for PS3 and Xbox 360 in early 2012. So, which side of the Final Fantasy XIII fence are you on?

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