Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a perfect example of the many reasons why developers should pay attention to their fans. Square-Enix took many fan complaints to heart after their extremely linear 13th entry in their fabled series. The result is a game that is improved in many minor, often inconsequential ways. It’s also a game that tends to ignore one enormously important facet of role-playing games: the story. It’s almost inconceivable that the same company that developed some of the most iconic story arcs in the industry could also produce such an unrequited cop-out. Final Fantasy XIII-2 might play better than its predecessor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better game.