I'll definitely pick up both games next year or something. I just want to see if this game will be good like FFXIII or be not so great like FFXIII-2(Just from what I heard).
13-2 was better in gameplay and exploration though compared to 13 and for that reason a lot of people liked 13-2 over 13. But yea you need to play 13-2 before LR because the events in LR revolve around what happen in 13-2.
Versus XIII is coming in 2014, GTA5 will be awesome, and PS4/Xbox 720 is coming in Dec. Lightning Return will be super awesome and I don't care what you think!