Well X-2 was good. I'd build a reasoning around that fact.
Agreed, had one of my favorite battle and the level up mechanics were phenom. Plus it brought back the Job System (in the form of dress spheres), so I thought it was a good game. Don't know what everyone else problem with the game was.
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