I AGREE WITH EVERYONE
Also, natros, you should totally check out the XIII trilogy. Since it's been pointlessly spat upon for years, you should be pleasantly surprised by it.
I finally played it in 2014 and had no expectations but found myself enjoying by FF13 and FF13-2. They are both solid 8/10s. Granted I didn't like LR, because if you are going to make me do things over and over again you better be in greatest game ever territory which it is defo not. It is a niche game though and I can see how some people would like it.
Some could say the same about what you said of LR with XIII-2, or hell even Demon's/Dark Souls (because I've seen those discussion happening). But honestly, by the time LR was in production Skyrim already had left an impression on certain Japanese devs that shouldn't have to had been ignored at all. And all of the people being smartasses saying that LR is like Majora's Mask, really what they should had said was something to the effect of; "LR brings Western design influenced by Skyrim to the XIII series while it projects the image of Majora's Mask"
. But even with that, only a cynic would not recognize that LR is very much its own thing.
Personally, I appreciated how bold LR is for an FF connected to the main series.