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The GI show is back, with discussion on two of the year's first big releases. First up is Final Fantasy XIII-2, the controversial followup to the already controversial Final Fantasy XIII. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by lifelong FF fantatics Phil Kollar, Joe Juba, and Andy Reiner. Joe and Phil have played the game extensively, while Reiner, feeling as though Final Fantasy has lost its allure, hasn't played it at all. This mix leads to some interesting discussion about the game's strengths and considerable weaknesses, as well as speculation about what Square Enix should do to right the ship. In the second segment, Matt is joined by Dan Ryckert and -- for the first time -- GI video editor Jason Oestreicher. Both are huge Soulcalibur fans and have a lot to say about the excellent new sequel in the series.