From Valhalla, I can see all of time,” says Lightning as she scans the brutalist landscape of FFXIII-2’s opening locale. It sounds abstract at first (everything sounds abstract when a pink-haired battle babe says it) but it’s the crux of this new Final Fantasy’s gameplay and narrative. Travelling back and forth through time is commonplace. Visiting parallel universes you’ve created by changing history is bread and butter. To main characters Serah and Noel, time is a plaything, and altering it makes for a unique role-playing experience.