Thoughts on XII?
XII was generally a pretty good game i thought it was solid and its properly the one i spent the most time playing to completion with something silly like 120 hours, although for me its where everything began to get a bit sour for me, although this is down to one reason for that game and is the Gambit system and is down to how i played it where i had the gambit system set up well enough to where the game needed no input at all from me in the last half of the game and killing a group of mobs was as simple as just walking up to them, dare say i would have enjoyed it more if i wasn't trying to get as much out of my moves as possible and not waste precious milliseconds, oh and the summons were extremely underwhelming in every aspect, granted i didn't get any super secret summons in XII but summons used to be a big deal and were extremely helpful in past games they were your big number hitters and since FFXII they have become irelevent for the most part which is a shame since that was a speacil part of the series that made that aspect of the game just less exciting.
I guess its some of the reason why i think XIII wasn't as good as it almost felt just the same push X to win sort of thing, although that wasn't really the case with the whole Job switching system on the fly for specific situations. Finding enemy weakness's and then using the right magic to counter them was dull too since it just automaticly made (generally) the best choices on what to do without there being much incentive for manual input, and the story was let down with it not having any prominent villains which least XIII-2 seems to have something with the purple hair dude even if he is very generic.
i do think 6 and onwards will defiantly be the most fun experience's though since imo that's when they started to get good with story telling and added depth and emotion to characters that had mostly before been very bland Lets Save The World Party of people without much back story told for them or motivation given to why they are doing what they are doing.