Over time the KH series has introduced so many silly hard-to-understand systems that I've decided to just ignore it for the most part. I've played most of this game so far while trying to ignore the spirits (except for ability linking) and it took me a while before I bothered to search the internet for what the arcane "FORECAST!" screen was all about.
At the same, though, I do wonder if my lack of attention toward my
mag dream eaters will affect my ability to defeat things later in the game. Do I really need to stop every 5 minutes to pet the things and give them treats?