I've searched far and wide on this here Internet and out of the millions who voiced their opinion on this game so very few said they played it, finished it, and actually enjoyed the experience. Some tried to play it, a few even finished, but the scarce number of people who love this game can be counted on one hand.
So I'm starting to wonder, why did this game get good reviews? Every review I read seems to say "well I didn't like it but it has good graphics and I bet there is some segment of gamers somewhere that love this sort of stuff." No. No I don't think there is such a demographic. The 8's and 9's this game received in reviews make me suspicious of the whole game review industry. If a game is bad, then give it a bad rating. It's almost like they feel it would be blasphemy to give a triple A title a bad rating. But bad games deserve bad ratings and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who didn't think FFXIII wasn't a miserable experience.
I'm a huge fan of Final Fantasy and JRPGs. I've played through all three Etrian Odyssey games for chrissakes. So if even I hated FFXIII, then who is left to love it?