Final Fantasy XIII-2 Scores Perfect in Famitsu

By Chad Awkerman

December 6, 2011

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.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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