Moogle tossing! Item collection! Sidequests! Puzzle solving! Quiz games! Gambling! Motherf*cking Chocobo Racing!
If you see someone’s total play time coming in at over 80 hours, now you’ll know what they’ve been up to. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is packed with fun diversions to break up all the fighting and time traveling.
Actually, the above video doesn’t do the game justice, as it opens with one of the least interesting diversions. Some of the puzzles are fun, but others are a bit dull. There’s plenty of fun stuff left, though. I really enjoyed hunting for items that let me tweak some of the switches under the hood. The gambling is great, though I lost thousands of Gil trying to acquire rare items. Leveling up a wild Chocobo to race is just as fun as you’d imagine. I had a blast even with my two crappy birds.
Look for our full review of Final Fantasy XIII-2 this weekend.