Lightning never strikes the same place twice, right? Wrong, it strikes the same place thrice! You should know this because I told you way back in September that Square Enix were bringing their entire Final Fantasy XIII trilogy to Steam. The first of the series arrived just over a month ago, on the 9th of October. The second will be landing just in time for Christmas.
I still haven’t finished the first game, something which I will get around to doing… one day. Anyways, if you have and you’re keen on getting this, here’s what you can expect (via Steam).
Now enhanced for Windows PC, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is created with the aim of surpassing the quality of its predecessor in every way, featuring new gameplay systems and cutting-edge visuals and audio. In this game the player has the freedom to choose from a range of possibilities and paths; where their choices affect not only the immediate environment, but even shape time and space!
It is no longer about facing destiny. Create a new future and change the world!
- Now Enhanced for Windows PC
Including a range of the downloadable content from the original console, plus the choice for either English or Japanese voiceovers, 60 frames-per-second graphics and customizeable rendering resolution (720p, 1080p, and more).
- Larger, More Interactive Environments
Places with multiple pathways to explore, and many secrets to find, offer players the chance to shape the adventure their way.
- Time Travel – A New Dimension of Exploration
The situation, scenery, flora, fauna and weather conditions all change, depending on when you visit locations. Untangling the threads of time is essential in witnessing the full story!
- Enhanced Battle System
New elements such as visually dynamic Cinematic Action sequences, and an innovative battle clock that will either reward or punish players, create further variety and choice for the player.
- Master of Monsters
A wide variety of over 150 different monsters inhabiting the game world can be recruited into the player’s party and battle strategy, with each creature having unique and devastating special abilities!
If you pre-purchase before release (which is 11 December) you will get a 10% discount, bringing the title down to $17.99. Hey wait a second, Final Fantasy XIII is $15.99, even without a discount. Why are Square Enix charging more for the sequel? Will the eventual release of Lightning Returns cost even more?
For me, this sort of game fits best on to console. I can’t decide whether I should get it on Steam or if I should just hunt down an old copy on PlayStation 3. What about you? Will you be picking this up? Or do you absolutely hate this Final Fantasy XIII series and plan on pretending it never exists?
Last Updated: November 12, 2014