I beat the game and forced myself to play though for the story. xD
I had some issues with the gameplay but the biggest one was probably auto-battle. It felt like it was less interactive and took control away so it made the battles boring for me. I only had to use manual for when enemies were broken to make sure they got launched but that was about it. I liked the paradigm shifting, pretty graphics, and cool Eidolon summons though.
And I still want to play XIII-2 too for the story even though I played the demo and found it dull despite many improvements. lol
yeah and if you switched to another paradigm to soon, you'll lose your chain. so i always make a paradigm where or two keep busy while the other is medic. and when things get really bad i go for two medics and a sentinel "combat clinic" XD the names!!!
one of the paradigms is called Dirty fighting (commando-sentinel-saboteur)
lol i'd be doing that too XD can't trust game companies nowadays >_> they've made DLC a requirement. except for Harada san :3
FF13 totally missed out on the exploring part.. I'm also an explorer person A friend of mine has already played FF13-2, and she says it is totally awesome, so I'll have to believer her on that
But I know, there are a lot of cool games out for the PS3, I just simply do not have the money and time for another gaming platform xD (and I'd have to buy a better TV as well..) Though I'll get one... someday