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Lightning has disappeared, and her sister Serah travels through time and alternate realities with the help of a moogle and a mysterious boy named Noell who claims that Lightning needs her help to defeat a powerful, immortal foe.

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Motomu Toriyama

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Bailey ... Serah Farron (voice)
Jason Marsden ... Noel Kreiss (voice)
Ariel Winter ... Mog (voice)
Vincent Martella ... Hope Estheim (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Alyssa Zaidelle (voice)
Troy Baker ... Snow Villiers (voice)
Reno Wilson ... Sazh Katzroy (voice)
Connor Villard Connor Villard ... Dajh Katzroy (voice)
Georgia Van Cuylenburg ... Oerba Dia Vanille (voice)
Rachel Robinson ... Oerba Yun Fang (voice)
Daniel Samonas ... Maqui (voice)
Zach Hanks Zach Hanks ... Gadot (voice)
Anndi McAfee ... Lebreau (voice)
Jeff Fischer Jeff Fischer ... Yuj (voice)
Julie Nathanson ... Chocolina / Additional Voices (voice)
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Lightning has disappeared, and her sister Serah travels through time and alternate realities with the help of a moogle and a mysterious boy named Noell who claims that Lightning needs her help to defeat a powerful, immortal foe.

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy XIII-2 See more »

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For the English version, this Final Fantasy title had over 110 English-speaking voice actors involved with the character voice production. This surpassed Fainaru fantajî XIII (2009), which had over 80. At the time, it was the largest amount of the voice actors featured out of all the other games in the Final Fantasy series; however it was surpassed by Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII (2013), which had about 240. See more »

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[first lines]
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: [voiceover] That time was lost; yet time continued onward.
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New World
Performer: Jake Zyrus
Composer: 'Koichi Tabo'
Lyricist: jam
Arranger: Akimitsu Homma
Vocal Production and Recording: David Quiñones (as David 'DQ' Quinones)
Recording & Mixing Engineers: Vic Wainstein, Atsushi Hattori
Recording & Mixing Studios: Paramount Recording Studios, Prime sound studio form
Sound Producer: Akimitsu Homma
Song Licensed by: Reprise Records, A Warner Music Group Company
A&R: Kara DioGuardi, Jeff Fenster
Additional A&R and A&R Coordination: Katy Wolaver
Artist Promotion and Marketing: Nao Hikosaka (Warner Music Japan Inc.), Maiko Iwasaki (Warner Music Japan Inc.)
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Terrible excuse for a sequel
18 December 2015 | by darkphoenix-83164See all my reviews

I'm in no way saying that this is a horrible game, I'm saying it is a horrible sequel and it does not feel like it belongs in the XIII series. My five main concerns are this: 1. The game is nearly completely devoid of the characters that graced the first, instead making the bold decision to put the spotlight on a secondary character and reducing all the main characters to small cameo roles. It unfortunately, was a move that didn't work for me. 2. The plot is one gigantic mess. Yes, XIII itself didn't tell the most linear and obvious of tales, but it was intriguing and the narrative and interaction between the 6 characters made up for the minor plot drawbacks and in the end, it was unlike anything I have experienced. This time around, it feels like the writers got drunk on their success and then came up with 200 ideas and just threw them all together without caring that they didn't really make sense or seemed interesting. 3. The battle screen looks dull and colorless, except of course when you take damage and that sickening red pops up on the edges of the screen. 4. The final boss is insanely easy, so easy in fact that I didn't even need to shift paradigms once. 5. The dialogue and voice acting is sub-par. All the voice actors seem bored or as if they're reciting their lines to a friend while they're sipping margharitas on the beach instead of in a sound-booth. All in all, this was a huge disappointment compared to the high standards set in FFXIII and should only be played for the sake of continuation and understanding Lightning Returns.


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