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Secrets and treasures are scattered to the four corners of the maps, required plenty of patient exploring to uncover everything scattered about each individual era. There are times when a single footstep can be all that's keeping you from encountering a rare creature, and as addictive as the game's monster collection aspect is, that just won't do.
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With his ability to detect out-of-phase objects not readily visible to the human eye, you're going to have to let Mog make you his bitch if you want to collect all the goodies Final Fantasy XIII-2 has to offer. What's important to remember here is that while you can only have six active Paradigms at a time, there's nothing stopping you from constantly swapping and tweaking those six in between battles.
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In XIII-2, it is revealed that Etro's interference allowed Chaos, an energy trapped in the Unseen Realm, to escape and distort the timeline as written after the fall of Cocoon. Lightning was drawn to Valhalla, Etro's citadel, and decided to stay and act as her protector. Three years after Cocoon's fall, Lightning's sister Serah sets out to correct the distortions and reunite with Lightning, while the people of Gran Pulse construct a new Cocoon, since the old one is destined to collapse.
The protagonists unwittingly end up instigating the death of Etro, which allows Chaos to spill into the mortal world and bring an end to time itself. Reassured by her sister's spirit, Lightning chooses to enter crystal stasis to preserve her sister's memory and keep hope alive.
Because of the unleashing of Chaos, the world of Gran Pulse has been consumed, leaving only a set of islands called Nova Chrysalia. The Chaos has halted human aging and no new children are born due to Etro's death, causing the human population to stagnate and shrink.
The pleasure capital of Yusnaan is a city of revelry where people live in a constant state of celebration.
The Dead Dunes is a desert area dominated by ruins. The Wildlands is an untamed area where the human city of Academia used to stand; it also houses the remains of Valhalla, the capital of Etro.
Within the New Cocoon is the Ark, a zone where time is frozen. Noel Kreiss , feeling guilty over his role in the deaths of Etro and Serah and the world's current state, becomes a vigilante in Luxerion.
Sazh Katzroy and his son Dajh , who fell into a comatose state, reside in the Wildlands. The region also becomes the home of Mog , Noel and Serah's former moogle companion from XIII-2; Caius Ballad , Lightning's old adversary and the one responsible for the unleashing of Chaos into the mortal world; and Paddra Nsu-Yeul , a former seeress and pivotal character in the previous game whose cycle of early death and reincarnation was the motivation behind Caius's actions.
The game also introduces Lumina , a mysterious near-doppelganger of Serah who both aids and taunts Lightning during her quest;  and Bhunivelze , the main deity of the Final Fantasy XIII universe who chooses Lightning as the world's savior. The world is set to end in 13 days, and to this end Lightning is made the Savior, a figure who will free the souls of humanity from the burdens on their hearts and guide them to a new world that Bhunivelze will create once the 13 days are up.
Bhunivelze chose him and changed his physical form to his year-old self from XIII. She is also followed about by Lumina, who both gives her advice and taunts her at regular intervals. In Luxerion, Lightning investigates a series of murders where all the victims match the physical description of the Savior; the culprits are the Children of Etro.
During her journey, she is followed by Noel, who has become obsessed with a prophecy that he must kill Lightning to realize a better world and reunite with Yeul. Lightning uses Noel's rage to make him realize and accept his mistakes, lifting his burden. Lightning also meets Vanille in the Order's cathedral.
Vanille shows Lightning a place within the cathedral where the souls of the dead have gathered. Vanille is being prepared for a ritual to take place on the final day that will apparently purify the souls. She hopes to atone for past actions by doing so.
When they find it, Fang reveals that it is key to the ritual in Luxerion as it has the power to draw in the souls of the dead, and that the ritual will kill Vanille. Toriyama then created a story premised on this mythology. He wanted to portray "characters at the mercy of a predetermined, unjust fate" who "belong together but collide heavily".
In order to achieve this, each of the story's thirteen chapters was made to focus on different protagonists. Chapters seven and eight were to mark a turning point in the interpersonal relationships of the party. Toriyama gave him a rough outline of the first eight chapters, which included several cornerstone scenes that needed to be kept, like when party members were separated or reunited. He told Watanabe what he wanted to express with the scenario, and asked him to flesh out the story and to strengthen how the points in his outline connected.
To emphasize what the story tried to express, Watanabe adjusted the personalities Toriyama had given to each character.
For example, he felt that the party should not have a "reliable and calm leader type" at the beginning of the story, in order to more accurately show the confusion and unease after the protagonists transform into l'Cie. Toriyama has said that one of the storytelling challenges was the despair of the characters and the many points at which they are seemingly cornered. He mentioned the scene where Sazh tries to commit suicide as one such example: Although Toriyama felt it was "almost a little too dark", he wanted to include something like it in the game.
In contrast, he said that lighthearted elements such as Sazh's Chocobo chick helped maintain a good balance.
However, the delay was longer than originally anticipated as the engine had to accommodate the requirements of several other games in addition to XIII. The Paradigm system was designed early in the battle system's development, with the intent of making battles rely on quickly changing strategies and feel fast-moving. Originally there were only five roles, but the Saboteur was later added as the designers felt that its abilities were missing from the game and did not fit with the other roles.
Together with the maximum of three characters in a combat situation, the groupings of enemies were designed to force the player to switch Paradigms to keep them engaged in the battles. Pulse was based on landscape photographs the team took from across the country, and Cocoon was intended to be a " melting pot " of different ethnicities. It helped the team prioritize the work that still needed to be done, which increased the development speed for the remainder of the project.
The game was intended to appeal to both Western and Japanese audiences, and focus groups from both regions were used. The English localization began while development was still in progress to lessen the delay between the Japanese and worldwide releases.
The Xbox version, due to technical limitations, runs at a lower resolution p maximum than the PlayStation version and is spread across 3 discs. Although Uematsu was originally announced to compose the main theme of the game, this role was taken over by Hamauzu after Uematsu signed on to compose the soundtrack to Final Fantasy XIV.
The game was bundled in Japan with a limited-edition white PlayStation 3 with a pink color print of Lightning on the surface of the console,  and with an Xbox with the silver strip on the hard drive emblazoned with the Final Fantasy XIII logo in the western release.
A limited quantity of themed Xbox faceplates created by Nomura were made available through a select few retailers in Europe, North America, and Australia.