ShopTo have decided to leap-frog the competition on this one, and now bring us the cheapest price on both systems that we've seen so far. Xbox 360 owners won't get much of a saving as Amazon have closed the gap, but PS3 owners stand to save £3 over the next best offer.
Fixing some of the major flaws of its predecessor, XIII-2 is a much more enjoyable and open game that will have franchise fans happy to return to Cocoon and Pulse. It won’t convert the critics of J-RPGs, but then again that was never the aim with this one. Thanks to dcsk167 @ HUKD!
If you're new to Final Fantasy then buying this game might not be the best bet, but fans of the series are bound to enjoy it. This one tries pretty hard to build on its predecessor, but it's still far from perfect with a few flaws here and there. You can get your hands on a PS3 copy of the game for £11.95 from Zavvi, which'll make you a saving of almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo. Thanks to dealhunter1233 @ HUKD.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been plummeting in price since its chart-topping debut, and multiple retailers have been offering shortlived deals aroudn the £17.99 level. Play.com are the latest to do so, and undercuts the competition by about £3 off the tag. This semi-sequel corrects many of the major problems present in its flawed predecessor (the nasty grind-heavy front end chief amongst them) and gives us a compelling reason to revisit Cocoon and Pulse. Matt's full review has the skinny.
UPDATE: Simply Games has dropped their price, making them the cheapest retailer on the market.
After a stonking debut at the top of the charts, Final Fantasy XIII-2's price is plummeting faster than... a really fast plummeting thing. For want of a better analogy.
Either way, The Hut are stocking the Xbox 360 version for £19.95, which is only 4p cheaper than Simply Games, but outstrips the remainder of the competition by miles.
Thanks to Goonertillidie for the original deal, and Quietus for the heads-up!
Final Fantasy XIII 2 has managed to rid itself of some of its predecessor's flaws whilst building on its triumphs. The story is impeccable and allows you to explore which adds to the game's replay value. On the down side you will find yourself engaging in some random pointless battles that become annoying rather quickly. Simply Games are parting with PS3 and Xbox 360 copies of the game for £21.99, which should save you over £2.50 on the next best offers out there.
As you'd expect from an instalment of the Final Fantasy series the story behind this one is pretty good and there's plenty of room for exploration as well as a good amount of replay value. Matt's review'll tell you far more than I ever could, but if you're a Final Fantasy fan you should definitely grab a copy of the game from Simply Games for £27.99, which'll save you almost £5 on the PS3 version and £7 on the 360. Thanks to nunofgalexandre @ HUKD.
Packing a more focused story alongside more expansive gameplay options, FFXIII-2 is the game that its predecessor should have been and a must for anyone who found positives in the original. Simply Games have the best price for this one, having been persistently undercutting the likes of Amazon, but the real steal is on Xbox 360, where you'll save £3 as opposed to £1.
If you're looking for a good story to fall into then you should think about picking up a copy of Final Fantasy XIII 2 from Simply Games for £34.99, which'll save you £1.50 on the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK. This one's definitely for fans of the series rather than newcomers and you'll also encounter some interesting bosses. Despite the fact that there are one or two minor problems here and there, overall the system has been improved and if you want to find out more then you should check out Matt's review.
Our 8/10 Final Fantasy XIII-2 review is now live, and you can save £2 on a last-minute PS3 pre-order from Amazon if its improved JRPG mechanics take your fancy. This semi-sequel corrects many of the major problems present in its flawed predecessor (the nasty grind-heavy front end chief amongst them) and gives us a compelling reason to revisit Cocoon and Pulse.
This should be obvious, but be sure to select the correct platform since the Xbox 360 version is considerably more expensive.