I understand Final Fantasy XIII gets a lot of hate, and I don't know why.
I never beat it, but I very much enjoyed my play through of the game.
I hated it. Have you ever played the good FF's? (VI, IV, V, IX, VII, VIII, ..) ... because you sound like someone who just started with FF with XIII.
XIII has a lot of flaws, but as someone who has played every FF now, I look back at my experience with XIII with a smile. Not as big as I'd hoped it'd be, but it's a smile nonetheless. And XIII was definitely not my first FF.
"Dyin' is easy. It's the livin' that's hard..." Grim Reaper, Maximo vs. The Army of Zin
You know I'm actually wondering if this wasn't a final fantasy game and it be something else would we like it more? Just something I'm wondering I probably would like it more if it was something else aside final fantasy but that's just me
I personally love Final fantasy XIII. Fina fantasy XII raised my expectations though and it made me just wish XIII was just as open as XII and not linear as X (my personal least favorite Final Fantasy)