You can make any game boring if you want to by ignoring everything they have to offer. Don't stealth in MGS, just hold R1 to beat Mass Effect, beat DMC abusing stinger and the default moveset.
that stement is invalid, as in any other game it just does the same option SHOOT~, or Standard ATTACK~. in FF13 it actually CHOOSES for me what to do, and for the most part it also made sense (not that there were many options to begin with). manual selecting is also vastly inferior, as it costs more time to. execute. really, that gameplay is terrible. the fact that you CAN'T move in battle is even more worse. what's the point of AoE attacks when I can't positioning myself or move away from my team mate?