This has always been a strange thing to me. I've played FF7, 8, 10, and part of 11. All these games are EXTREMELY long and I can hardly even bare it. I was willing to play all of 6 hours a week (on the weekend) back when I did play video games, what is the draw? Things I appreciate: Attention to detail Character Development Artwork General creativity Things I don't like: -Generally endless and repetitive battles -Internal stories so long and drawn out I forget the original purpose or forget all together -'no end in sight....ever' feeling -4 billion 'bosses' that are generally all the same difficulty -Too many characters to keep up with. OK, so I would even play the game with the a cheat book and would get opressively tired of the whole thing. By the way, I've never finished a single game, so I'm not completely sure it can be done, but what can I do to enjoy these games?! I love Zelda and other RPGs but never caught on to this one. Anyone agree? ideas?