Siliconera: Lightning defied destiny in Final Fantasy XIII and finds herself trapped in Valhalla after saving the world. Final Fantasy XIII-2 begins with Lightning riding Odin in a post-apocalyptic backdrop about to fight Caius Ballad, this game’s villain. The two characters clash and you control Lightning as she soars through the sky shooting Chaos Bahamut. Cinematic actions, essentially Final Fantasy XIII-2′s take on quick time events, are introduced here as players flick the analog stick to slash at Caius. During the battle, Noel drops in through the sky. Lightning catches the wandering time traveler, pulls a moogle out of nowhere (a stark contrast from the ruinous world), and asks him to find her sister, Serah.