With the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 a little over a week away in Japan, Famitsu has gone and published their official cross review of the title and given the game a perfect score of 40/40. Of course, if we jump back two years ago, its predecessor wasn’t too far off course with a 39/40. Did the little extra polish help bump things up to a perfect score? Most likely.
With the more traditional focus on exploration, fixing the things that many people tended to think were “wrong” with the first title, it looks like it’s possible Square-Enix has made a bold, yet right, move by creating a sequel to FFXIII. Of course, Western game critics tend to be a tougher crowd, so we’ll see when next month comes around how things hold up over here. For now though, the score from Famitsu holds much promise. This is one Final Fantasy fan that is certainly looking forward to another romp in the gorgeous worlds of Cocoon and Gran Pulse.