You know, I'm impressed.
Last few days I've been thinking that with the kind of attitude people take with this series online I can't never really talk about what's on my mind and I have to be careful with what I say given to the vocal group of people/RPG Fans/FF Fans that has practically been grumpy about the series for 6 years already (the XIII series I mean).
And how I was saying before I'm impressed after seeing for a few years people being so dense over this, seriously. I get where all the emotions come from but sometimes I don't know what to think or if I should even care.
That said, is great seeing that there's some positive opinons going around among all the noise as well as some interesting comments being posted on other sites.
I don't think it helps much to get caught up in the negativity soaring around the message-boards/interwebs when it comes to these things. As long as you are having a good time with the games, who cares what anyone else thinks? Probably easier said than done, but still... I would hope you would feel free to discuss your enjoyment without fearing people jumping down your throat about it. :/
Thought there are lots of very loud people complaining about the FFXIII-saga in particular, there are plenty of people who really enjoy them as well. Personally, I had a lot of fun with FFXIII-2, enough to collect all the fragments. I even liked the ending and found mog to be absolutely adorable (unlike many other people it seems). I loved the monster-collecting aspect, and am kinda bummed it's not returning for the last one. Customizable names, and pink flowers on everyones heads brought me more amusement than it hade any right to.
Looking forward to playing dress-up and fine-tuning the colours to my own taste. Story seems a bit silly, but should be cheesy enough to be fun, hopefully.
I still haven't made up my mind about the moogle-tastic costume. I know I'm supposed to hate it, but there is something so gauche about it I kind of find charming. Yes, I know, I'm part of the problem... :P