The thing that bothered me with Lost Odyssey was that battles were both long and horribly frequent.
At least with Persona 2 you could just spam fusion spells and have the battle over in at most 2 turns.
Too bad you have to use a guide to actually find fusion spells. Sorry, to me that's a sign of shitty game design.
I never used a guide?
The really basic fusion spell Fire/Water/Earth or whatever it was, was always plentiful. You could use that a majority of the game, or you could get Maya to Dimensional Vortex everything.
Besdies, I said "at least" - meaning, the game had a problem regarding battles but at least it had this thing going for it. I wasn't calling it the gold standard.