I left the fandom after I heard that a numbered entry would be a online game like warcraft.
I did play thirteen part one and couldn't really get into it. It felt like the plot took priority over game play, and just was not my particular cup of tea.
Good ff game has a story you can genrally ignore, like 8. You can rush the cutsceanes and spend more time in battles and shops. 13 really forced the plot down your throat. And I didn't go gaga over lightning, like I felt the game was depending on me to.
Still maybe ill rent it or borow it to try to finish just to say I have.