I got it the day it came out and did not put the controller down for anything pretty much. I thought it was great from beginning to end, and even after the end! So I'm just wondering what people hated about it so much?
If it's the battle system being auto, why is that a bad thing? I mean in the old FF's weren't you just pushing X to attack, then down-X-X to select a spell? In this game, all you have to do is press it once and don't have to worry about selecting it. But if it really bothers you so much, you can still manually select it!
If it's the linear path in the game, well I think that's awesome! I'm a perfectionist and HATE to beat a game without getting everything. This time around I can beat the game first, THEN worry about getting everything, plus you get a new crystarium level!
If it's the story, well I can't help you there. Stories are always a personal opinion. For example, FF8 is my absolute fav game of ALL time, but many don't like it cause the story. I thought the story in 7 was awesome too, but to me, it just didn't compare to 8.
If it's the characters, yet again that's personal opinion. I hate little kids (notice how they ALWAYS appear in JRPGS???) but I found Vanille and Hope to actually not be near as annoying!
It seems to me that A LOT of people had too many high expectations of the game and when their outrageous idea wasn't in the game they were hell bent on hating it, never giving it a try. Me, I just went with the flow and didn't make any unruly ideas and just kept to reality.
But anyway, I'm just curious to know why people didn't care for it. I won't flame anybody for their opinions, and I hope you won't flame me for mine...