Originally Posted by jolanar
So just to clarify this since a lot of people around the internet are upset about it:
Despite Lightning's heavy presence in the advertising, you will never get to play her character, or any other character from the previous one. In fact, some people are even upset that the cameos of previous characters are TOO short. The only playable characters are Serah, and her strange new male companion, and then playable monsters that join your party.
Sounds like it's less of a sequel, than it is a spin off type game.
Wow, that actually does kind of suck.