Final Fantasy XIII-2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A sci-fi fantasy RPG that continues three years following the events of Final Fantasy XIII. Not as time-consuming as the previous installment, but still a long journey to the Platinum.
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Final Fantasy XIII-2
The characters (some of them, at least) from Final Fantasy XIII are back, and this time they've brought a friend! Taking place three years after the previous game, the story takes place in the world of Gran Pulse, split between the surface of Pulse and the hovering sphere of Cocoon, which is now held in the air by great crystal pillars.
A man shows up, claiming to be a time-traveler arriving from the end of time. The stranger, named Noel, states that he's met Lightening - whom the others presumed had turned to crystal - and is currently guarding the throne of Etro, the goddess who created humanity. Lightening's sister Serah hooks up with Noel to resolve time paradoxes which have crept up, alter their bleak future, as well as hope to meet with her long-lost sister.
The game received high praise in Japan, and relatively good reviews in the West, with an average rating of 78% overall. The game was praised for its story and stray from the linear path which the previous title had been criticized for, but some complained of the artificial mechanics and occasional shallow filler.
While the original Final Fantasy XIII received a 3-star rating due to the vast amount of time required to obtain all the trophies, it's sequel - though possessing the same rating - is far quicker. While Final Fantasy XIII is a high 3-star rating in difficulty, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a low 3-star.
Like it's predecessor, you have the option of travelling back to previously visited areas to mop up any trophies you may have missed. And except for the final boss, you can play this game on the Easy setting. There's still farming required, but no where near as much as the first game.
Since you'll be going back to mop up, spend the beginning of your time just going through the game, from start to finish. Except for the Fair Fighter trophy, which requires you to defeat Raspatil on Normal difficulty, there are no trophies for completing the game on that mode. So, if you don't feel like a challenge and are in a rush for that platinum, you can play on Easy.
During your playthrough, try not to run from any fights, to work towards a 100% Enemy Report. Also, explore as much as you can for the 100% Map Completion.
Once you've gone through and collected all the story-based trophies, it's time to go back and mop up, specifically towards the Defragmented trophy, which requires you to complete every fragment category. There may be a few other trophies which still need collecting, depending on what you did during the initial playthrough, such as Saddle Sore or even Fair Fighter. Check out the trophy guides in our Links section for further details on these.
First, we've got a wiki Walkthrough by IGN:
And another great Walkthrough, by Peter Brown:
And a detailed, text-based Walkthrough by Split Infinity:
Here is a fantastic Trophy Guide, put together by Aeliana:
Another terrific Trophy Guide, this one created by DaveyHasselhoff, among others:
And another great Trophy Guide, this one printer-friendly:
This is a simple Trophy Guide, with a few useful tips:
And another Trophy Guide, put together through collaboration:
And for those of you having trouble with the Obsidian Medal trophy, here's a video demonstration on Youtube by PowerPyx:
And another video by PowerPyx, demonstrating the Fair Fight trophy:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: