VGW: The release of Final Fantasy XIII was, for the most part, a positive one, but many players still felt there was a lot to be desired from the title. The lack of exploration and other major staples of the series prevented it from reaching the level of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy VII. Square has said that a large part of their mission is to make XIII-2 improved over the original in every way, and the demo is our first taste of what to expect. The section chosen for this demo was clearly designed to give players a lot of the new material Square has brought to the table, because there is a lot. I can safely say that this 1-2 hour experience was able to dispel any initial doubt I had.