The game was awesome when it was released, no doubt about it (though the cast was very weak, Tidus in particular) but it's something I really don't feel any desire to play again. As for the minigames, I never even bothered, I'm amazed that some people actually endured the 200 lightning thing and all that blitzball. When I saw the 200 lightning thing in a guide I honestly thought it was a typo. That was unbelievable. Yuna's dance scene is one of the most memorable in videogame history imo, it had some great scenes and I liked Yuna but Tidus really ruined the game for me. I also hated Waka and Kimari was just meh.
I thought the cloisters were a pain in the ass.
I recently played through FFXII again and all things considered I honestly think it's the better game of the 2.