Seriously ff7 was the hottest thing ever to grace anything in the anything of anything it was such hot fire that my gammy born in 1924 was omni-slashin foes, scurrrrrt to 2012, now my gammys like I aint playing this final fantasy 13 garbage, i was like well gammy what about final fantasy 10-12? She smacked me in the mouth and told me I was grounded for two months.
What happened to FF is Wada. Toriyama is a mere pawn of his.
Anyway, there are 3 solutions for those who can't stand FF right now:
1.You play other (arguably better) JRPG/WRPG series in the meantime. 2. You lose faith in JRPGs and think they aren't the same they used to be (dumb move, because current FF isn't what all JRPGs are this gen). 3. You learn to like the new games for what they are.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBEvtA4Uuwk So much nostalgia already...
FFXII wasn't a bad game. Most people don't like it because it plays like an offline MMO. The story, characters, and music is not up to par with the other games in the series (at least imo). FFX-2 is also not that bad if you can get past the cheesy story.
Final Fantasy XII was actually a good game. Some people didn't like it because it's different from the past games. Final Fantasy XIII is the opposite, they try to pander to fans of FF 7-10 but they just don't have the talent to create a game on par with those so it wasn't that good. The answer to why FF is not good anymore: most of the talented staff left.