G4's Leah Jackson put over 100 hours into Final Fantasy 13, so when we learned that Square Enix was planning a sequel to the sprawling game, of course Leah got the job of covering it. While she didn't spend 100 hours playing Part 2, Leah did get enough time in to give Final Fantasy 13-2 a fair shake.
From her preview:
"The demo starts with Serah, a Moogle, and a new character named Noel coming through some sort of transdimensional portal into Cocoon. Noel seems to be Serah's new partner in crime, and he looks very similar to Fang from FF13 except he uses two swords instead of a polearm. The Moogle didn't get much of an introduction either, but from what I understood, he's Serah's adorable helper and a way to find treasure chests. Unfortunately, they weren't the only things to come through the portal. A colossal behemoth named Atlas followed them through as well, or at least, some of him did. The semi-transparent giant attacked and threw the kids into the first battle, giving us our first look at FF13-2's combat system."
Read the rest of our Final Fantasy 13-2 preview.