Trendy Gamers: The Final Fantasy brand has a long and highly lauded history. What started as a last ditch effort to save a struggling game company, truly their final fantasy, has grown enormously over the years. Where the RPG was originally thought to be unmarketable in the west, Final Fantasy was there to prove naysayers wrong. As Final Fantasy has grown however, many believe that it has lost its way. Final Fantasy XIII received many mixed reviews and was generally looked at as a bad mark on an otherwise great franchise. Gamers were therefore surprised to see Final Fantasy XIII-2 announced the following year. I am happy to report that Final Fantasy XIII-2 does clear up many of the problems that fans had with XIII, but it still falls a bit short of greatness.