So apparently Square felt that Final Fantasy XIII, heavily criticized for being too linear and arbitrary, wasn’t quite complete. Either that or they’re hemorrhaging money from the even more heavily-criticized FFXIV (which they have actually apologized for), and need to shore up the cash reserves.
Whatever the case, this winter they’ll be putting out Final Fantasy XIII-2, a direct sequel to XIII with an “evolved” combat system and new story.
I can’t get excited about this, personally. I lost all interest in XIII after hearing about what kind of game it was, and the last time I played a Square sequel, it was Final Fantasy X-2, which was just pure garbage (and I liked X a lot).
Will you buy? Square-Enix sure hopes so.