Originally Posted by Terraoblivion
I also belong in the minority who loved FF XIII, so I'd recommend it. Easily the best gameplay in the series and I'd personally say the best story and writing too. Except for the ending. The ending was terrible in every way and is a major black spot on the game.
I think the gameplay was the greatest problem. Fighting starts to become interesting so very late in the game. It just takes forever for the game to introduce all the elements of the combat system. The primary combat mechanic isn't intrudiced until the end of the 4th level and up to that point it's always Auto-attack for every character against every enemy. If they had put the entire tutorial in the first level, it might have been a lot better.