I'm going to start over in Final Fantasy XIIII came to this conclusion strangely during a match of Bad Company 2. I was thinking about the game and the fact that I haven't played it in well over a month. A few months actually. The reason being is a boss that I was stuck on, and once I took a little break from the game to do other stuff I just never returned.
I don't hate the game. Quite the contrary actually. I really enjoyed my time with it, but I made some mistakes during my original playthrough that resulted in me making this decision. Probably the biggest mistake was not fighting every group of enemies I came across. There were times when it would be late at night and/or I wanted to stop playing so I would rush on to the next save point, and in the process would run past many many enemies. Because of this, I was probably really underleveled when I came to the boss that I never beat, and probably won't beat on this playthrough. Granted I was only 20 hours into the game, but I never even reached Gran Pulse (to be honest I'm probably right at the doorstep of it, but I don't know for sure).
I have decided to restart my playthrough mainly because if I went back into the game now I will have forgotten everything that occurred in the story. That was the major killer for me. I'm not really playing this game for the combat or the act of running forward; rather, I'm doing it for the story. But it's gotten to the point where I really can't recall much that has happened in the story. It's been that long.
So, it is with great regret that I must start over. This time however, I plan to fight every single enemy I come across, and maybe do some grinding in the process. Because when I meet up with said boss again I want to murder him/it into tiny little pieces.
(Only problem is that I'm getting Persona 3 FES next week which will might take up a lot of my time....hmm)
Also, don't ask me who the boss is. I don't remember the name or what he/it looks like. :(