Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase has told SPOnG that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will focus a lot more on player choice and involvement than its predecessor. He says "So before we started making Final Fantasy XIII-2, we were determined to take all the negative comments seriously, and rectify every single one of them, thoroughly and completely.
"This game is more player driven rather than story driven, so that the player will have an active involvement in each phase of the game. There are a lot more things in the field that you can explore, like towns… and you can also choose what you want to say and do during various scenes. It will give players more freedom."