Kombo: While 2010 was definitely a year of great games, it was also a year of massive disappointments. Just look at Epic Mickey or, if you're a JRPG fan, Final Fantasy XIII. The latest numbered entry in the decades-old franchise was awaited with high hopes, and by most accounts, it completely failed to deliver.
Now Square Enix has announced that development on a direct sequel is already underway, and they've promised that it will "exceed FFXIII in every aspect." Can they recover from their recent slump and deliver a worthwhile experience, or will Japanese developers continue to lag behind now-superior Western games?