Still, Final Fantasy XIII was one of the more divisive video game titles in recent history. It was linear, the combat was very different (some would say dumbed-down) and the story a bit difficult to grasp on to. So is Final Fantasy XIII-2 different enough to make people happy? Yes and no - but it depends on your expectations going in I think. The battle system in XIII was better than a lot of people gave it credit for in my opinion, and that has been retained for this sequel. The world has been opened up quite a bit as well, though Square Enix may have taken non-linear a bit too far with their time-traveling storyline.