Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a console role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is a direct sequel to the 2010 role playing game, Final Fantasy XIII, taking place three years after its events.

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Is it possible to get both Live Trigger rewards in a single play-through?

In Final Fantasy XIII-2, there are "Live Trigger" events where you can select amongst a number of dialog options. Depending on what you do in an area, you get a "good" (non-potion) reward for doing ...
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What in-game retailer bonuses are available for Final Fantasy XIII-2?

I'd like to be able to acquire the bonuses on the after-market to sate the completionist in me but Square-Enix has decided to add in-game pre-order bonuses and other retailer incentives for Final ...
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Any Easy Solution to the Hands of Time Clock Puzzles?

In the temporal rifts that lead to mini-games, is there any easy solution or useful tricks to solving the clock puzzles? In general I resort to randomly choosing a few options and hoping they work ...
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Where to farm rank 3 Monster Materials?

I thought Chocolina sold them but she doesn't. Maybe because I didn't finish the game? I need the materials for my Chichu but I can't find them!
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Does Final Fantasy XIII-2 have a “new game plus” mode?

It's seems pretty clear, between the Live Trigger system (where you can generally only choose one dialogue option), other mutually-exclusive choices, and the talk of monthly DLC that Square-Enix ...
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How can I improve my chances of getting a 5 star score without using Auto-Battle?

I have had this problem with both Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2. I don't like using Auto-Battle because I like actually choosing my attacks rather than just picking a paradigm and pressing Auto-Battle ...
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What happens when I close a gate?

I've gained access to the Historia Crux, and for some gates, there's a "Close Gate" option. If I select it, a fancy animation occurs, but it's not clear what, exactly, it does. What's the difference ...
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Can I capture monsters more than once?

I noticed there was an option to release monsters, does this mean you can recapture them again?
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What are the different monster attributes?

When I look at a monster it has several attributes listed with it. I understand the "early starter", "late starter" ones, but there are others that don't really seem to be defined anywhere. Things ...
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What is the Purpose of the Coliseum?

What is the Coliseum for? I only have the option to fight against Omega as I had the Amazon pre-order. Is it planned to be used only for other DLC battles, or does it integrate into the story somehow? ...
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What effect do monster companions have on target time?

The target time of a battle is determined in part by your party's strength, but you can have up to three monster companions in your paradigm pack. How does the composition of your paradigm pack affect ...
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When can I beat His Royal Ripeness?

I barely made it through the forced battle and he seems to have gotten significantly stronger now that he's just sitting around. It does seem like I should be able to beat him without doing the ...
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Is it possible to screw up the Crystarium?

This is really revamped from the way it worked in the first game, so here's a few related inquiries about how this thing actually works. Is the Crystarium infinite? Once I learn all the abilities, ...
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Should I finish FFXIII before beginning FFXIII-2?

I got Final Fantasy XIII when it came out, and played up to the beginning of Chapter 8 before real life pulled me away. Being the impulsive spendaholic that I am, I have now purchased Final Fantasy ...
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How to get to the different paradox endings?

I am aware there are 7 different paradox endings and that you must use time-reversal in specific gates. I was just wondering if there was a comprehensive list of the different endings. I have only ...
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Are there enough Wild Artifacts in the game?

I wonder if there are enough Wild Artifacts to find in the game or do I have to buy more than one from Serendipity. 75K gil, if you're not kissed by lady luck, is quite expensive. I think I have found ...
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How Do I Defeat Yomi?

What is a working strategy for defeating Yomi? Which paradigms should I be using, which monsters in my paradigm deck, and what is the overall flow of battle?
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Are there any missable/limited recruitable monsters?

It looks like it's possible to get multiple of most common monsters - are there any that this isn't the case for? Are there any I need to be careful not to waste the limited supply of on infusions, ...
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Do ATB upgrades affect the overall charge time?

In Final Fantasy 13-2, when you choose to upgrade the number of ATB slots you have, does this have any affect on the charge time? Does it remain constant(resulting in a longer amount of time to load ...
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When does it make sense to use a Sentinel?

While I find myself utilizing most of the roles in various combats, I've never really found a use for the Sentinel role. The game heavily emphasizes winning battles fast, and Sentinels just seem to ...
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How Do I Get “Improved Moogle Throw”?

I have the basic Moogle Throw ability - but where do I get the "improved" version which allows me to access certain items I can't otherwise reach?
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What are the available bonuses in the extras menu?

In the main menu, there is an "Extras" menu. The only bonus I have unlocked is the one for having Final Fantasy XIII save data. What are the rest of the bonuses and how do you unlock them?
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Battle star rating effect on drops in FFXII-2

Is there only an effect on drop rates in final fantasy XIII-2 with 5 stars? You just see an increase listed with 5 stars but I thought there may possibly be an alternate effect for stars 1 through 4. ...
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What do the icons on the Historia Crux represent?

Under each location, there are these little symbols that look kind of like stylized flames. They seem to be lighting up as I proceed through the areas but I can't figure out any 1:1 relation for ...
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Why was Caius supposed to be immortal?

I didn't quite get what happened, so my questions: Why did everyone say he is immortal? What did they mean when they said he could be a l'Cie? Why? How come they indeed manage to kill him then?
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Where are some good places to grind CP?

I'm looking for some good places to grind CP. Ideally they would be: Relatively quick and painless fights. Mindless button mashing at its best. An amount of CP such that it makes sense to stop and ...