Final Fantasy XIII-2 Endings Discussion!

13 February 2012
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Welcome to another Let’s Talk video with Meg, but beware! This video contains spoilers!

The ending of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is one helluva shocker and one that I would have never expected. In this video I will be reflecting on said ending and sharing my own thoughts and feelings.

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    So what did you think of the ending? Was it what you expected? Have you discovered all of the Paradox endings? Perhaps you were displeased with the story direction in general? Please leave your comments and opinions in the section below!

    Side note – all of the tracks playing in the background are from the official Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST composed jointly by Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, Mitsuko Suzuki and Yoshitaka Suzuki, and purchased from The songs are (in the order they appear):

    1. Ending Credits
    2. Yeul’s Theme

    Feel free to check out my Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy XIII reviews!


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    Meg Smith

    By Meg Smith: An avid gamer with a two year degree in Video Games Art and Design, she lives to broaden her gaming horizons and loves any game that captures the imagination or tries something new. Read her posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Babywrath

      Hey Meg, first off, just to get this off my chest.. You’re really cute and your accent is just adorable…
      Kay, I think it was totally awesome and it also totally sucked. It was awesome because I could see the ending a mile away but still had hope in me to believe everybody was gonna be happy. Personally, I like feel good stories but tragedies also have a place in my heart so It was awesome. I think Lightning died because of all the big hints and depression she expressed throughout the game and the only way she would still be alive was if square was desperate enough to reintroduce her as the new goddess or at least make up a new title for her.
      It sucked because most of what makes FF a good GAME(story not included) is character flexibility which they put into DLC which makes the money I spent for this seem like a total joke. “Hey so here is the newest FF enjoy, good now pay double to get the rest of it!!!” Fuuuuuuu..
      I also HATE how they took out eidolons or eions which is the game’s trade mark and replaced it with the crappy feral link that does as much damage as a normal attack. The least the could have done was have both and make the game harder. I firmly believe that this is a connecting game designed to test the new monster system they introduced and to bring hype and audience for either third installment or the DLC that someone mentioned earlier. I have known Square to make the best combination of awesome stories, awesome gameplay and game longevity but the last FF to have ever pulled that of was FFX…
      I was still playing that game after a year I bought it.
      Over all id say 7/10 for good story and bad effects of capitalism.

    • Babywrath

      I must be an amateur then because the best song I found in the entire game was the red chocobo song… haha funny as hell and I liked the lyrics… Made me feel like a badass riding that thing..

    • Ale

      still a better ending then mass effect 3

    • fer

      i share all ur thoughts and opinins fella

    • s.u.r.b868

      Not only did I hate the ending to XIII-2, but it was entirely confusing too. Images flashing by,scenes that contradict the next scene. The whole game ciaus said if you kill him, you kill the goddess, so what do they do, they kill him and Noel is surprised at the end?!?! The “secret” ending that I worked tirelessly for just confused me even more. It made it look like yeul was just as “evil” as ciaus seemed to be, while during the whole game yeul seems like the good girl trying to help. Were they really bad or were their intentions pure. The road the hell is paved with good intentions as my Grandmother used to tell me. Ic they come out with a XIII-3 I may consider getting it for the simple reason of putting my mind at ease on what the hell is going on! Oh my…I am so confused…..

    • jakers

      Something I dont understand is the fact that Caius wanted to kill the goddess right, so he made the conclusion of going to valhalla and killing her, but in the last scene Noel remembers that Caius said that if his heart stops beating then the goddess will die. So wouldnt that mean that instead of going through all of this, Caius could have just stabbed himself in the very beginning and then the goddess would have died. did he want to be with yuel when she was saved? or at the last second did he realized killing himself would accomplish the same goal?

    • Mike C

      The game did lack positivity, but it also left the door open for FF 13-3 or FF 14. So really it played out more like the true definition of a Greek tragedy “a form of drama that depicts the suffering of a heroic individual who is often overcome by the very obstacles he or she is struggling to remove” the free Although I didn’t love the ending, I have faith that square-enix will follow up with an amazing third and final act. At least that is what I hope. As we all know to well many sequels just don’t measure up.

    • Sujay

      I quite like the “Lets talk” video an it doesn’t really spoil the end for me really an I am therefore not holding anyone responsible. I just don’t understand why why Serah has to die at the end of FF13-2. I mean she was there for the entire story of FF13, so why cant she be there throughout 13, 13-2 and Lighting returns: FF13? When I first learned of the ending of FF13-2 on youtube (Again, this did not spoil the end for me) My heart just sank 500 ft below my own two feet.

    • The ending! Who cares… Square Enix just milked the gamer market cow fast and got away with it. It was such a success, that now they plan another quick shot: “Lightning Returns”! Any one???

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