Even though I loved RPGs like Pokemon and Chrono Trigger, I can never seem to get into the Final Fantasy series. I tried Final Fantasy XIII awhile back thinking that this may be the game that breaks tradition as the previous games I played were all before the PS1 era.
Even though the series is known for it's excellent plots, I had no idea what was going on. Too many characters, and very mysterious places and antagonists. Also got too depressing too fast.
The combat system was decent at first. It was fast, fluid, and simple. Then I faced a real boss, and it became hard to manage, annoying, and frustrating. The level of difficulty just jumps randomly from that point to the next.
Needless to say, I doubt I'll be playing another game in the series. I'm done to be honest.