I've been fighting Shadar for the first time for a while now and just keep losing. I think I'm okay with moving on to another game. I should've realized sooner that this game would require grinding. I'm mostly tired of the awful AI that doesn't defend during powerful spell attacks. I think the story and world are both great but I don't want to grind. I've been struggling throughout the game by just beating the enemies and dungeons that I need to complete in order to beat the story. That's what I mostly wanted to play this game but I guess the combat was suppose to be a bigger focus. This isn't me calling Ni No Kuni bad or anything. Perhaps in another life would I have loved this game and spent all my time on it. I just can't do that anymore and after 10 hours of playing it, I don't think I want to keep playing even if I beat Shadar. I'm still constantly dying to regular enemies. Oh well, at least I gave this game a shot.