GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

Awesome art: Disney princesses reimagined in Final Fantasy X-2’s dresspheres (gallery)

Talented Deviant artist xskirtzx has posted a Final Fantasy/Disney princess mash-up gallery. She’s assigned a unique dressphere (character class) from Final Fantasy X-2 to each of the princesses,  and the results are very imaginative. Above is a White Mage Rapunzel, and in the gallery below you’ll see the reimagined Ariel, Mulan, and many others, as well as the original characters from Final Fantasy X-2 that inspired the artist.

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Review: How Final Fantasy XIII-2 saves the franchise…for now

2010’s Final Fantasy XIII may have sold well enough, but the perplexingly bad design decisions quickly made the title a bitter disappointment for many fans. Coupled with the disastrous launch of Final Fantasy XIV, and even publisher/developer Square Enix admitted that its legendary role-playing brand had been severely damaged.