Let me start off by saying- I liked FF13. It was a fun game, where I cared about the characters involved. Though it was basically a tunnel on the map, the beautiful surrounding environment did a lot to eliminate that feeling. Additionally, at the "end" of the game, post final boss, when you can run around on the world below, it feels more like a classic Final Fantasy.
I know that the most vocal complaint about FF13 was the lack of available exploration. I was curious if Square-Enix had heard the fans cries, and made this game with a little more open areas?