I went into this game with realistic hopes and tempered optimism. Square-Enix did, after all, promise that they listened to criticism from fans over FFXIII. Sadly, the re-intigration of staples of the Final Fantasy series come off half-hearted and confused. It doesn’t help that the story comes out of left field. Sure it takes place after XIII, but that doesn’t help it make any more sense. I’ll elaborate as I continue. For now the story begins after the events of XIII with Lightning’s mysterious disappearance. However nobody remembers that she ever made it out of Cacoon alive except her sister Serah, and then this guy Noel goes flying through time somehow . . . anyway.