The ending of Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn't much of an ending. In fact, it downright pissed me off.
The fact is, you really needed the downloadable content so loose ends could be tied up, and you'd see more of the climax. Square Enix tried to say you'd learn more by doing the seven Paradox Endings but that really didn't tell you much (trust me).
Not many fans appreciated that approach, but the developer is saying we shouldn't worry about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII . Square Enix has stated that the story will be full and complete when the game ships, and you won't have to wait for extra content to see the entire plot arc. This is significant, because it's possibly the only bit of good news I've heard regarding the new series entry. As for the ever-ticking world clock, the solo combat performance, and the fighting commands mapped to face buttons, I'm trying to pretend all of that is a bad hallucination of some kind.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII should be out early next year.
Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII