Looking past Final Fantasy XIII-2 and waiting on Final Fantasy XIV might not be the best idea.
First of all, Square Enix still needs to produce Final Fantasy Versus XIII . Secondly, according to Gaming Everything citing the Game Informer review of FFXIII-2, it seems another sequel is "inevitable." Yeah, that's right.
After calling the storyline "laughable and insulting," the critic said that upon completing the game, you're likely to see the words "to be continued," regardless of which ending you get (there are multiple conclusions). And the thing is, despite all the downloadable content planned for the title, what's left hanging in the air probably can't be handled by simple DLC. Here's the quote:
"To make matters worse, you aren’t even getting a complete story. The canonical ending (there are multiple other ‘what if’ endings) concludes with the words ‘to be continued’ and it’s not a scenario likely to be resolved with future DLC. After the credits, I sat in disbelief, wondering if I had done something wrong or somehow missed the true ending. I didn’t. Square Enix intentionally left the story incomplete. The announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-3 is inevitable."
You know, at least Square knew enough to stop after FFX-2 (not that that was a bad game). As for FFXIII-2, I've been playing it for approximately five hours now and although I won't have the review done for this weekend (embargo up tomorrow), there's something I will do- I'm going to make a thread in the forums that outlines the changes and enhancements this title features as compared to its predecessor. The fans need to know.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2