Unnecessary topic that will end up causing a flame war, but yeah, it is. I stopped playing Final Fantasy for its gameplay years ago, the stories are what intrigue me these days. For gameplay, I stick with Tales and Ys.
As far as battle system goes, Tales series is unbeatable. Give me another JRPG which features such quick, active and addicting gameplay other than Star Ocean.
I just don't agree with you. They JUST started making the battle systems enjoyable with Graces F and Xillia. I couldn't really enjoy the battle systems with the others. Graces F I managed to enjoy; it was great.
I probably can't enjoy them too much because I usually hate everything else about the games.
Call me lame but I'd play X-2 for fun over something like Vesperia any day. --- "Dyin' is easy. It's the livin' that's hard..." Grim Reaper, Maximo vs. The Army of Zin