For the most part I'm really enjoying the game, however I've now clocked up 9.5 hours (still on the first disc) and it has unfortuently reached the point that I get to in most Role Playing Games. I'm starting to wish I was 75% of the way through, rather than merely 25% Finishing it is going to be daunting. Repetition of combat, is begining to drive me nuts. I know it's not random combat, but it may as well be. You have to fight in order to unlock some treasure chests. You have to fight in order to be able to get enough stats to beat the end dungeon boss. I'm just wishing they allowed you to level up quicker and concentrate on the fantastic story - rather than the mundane segments between them. Leveling up and repetitious battles shouldn't make up 3/4 of a game. I know this isn't Blue Dragons fault, it's the nature of RPG's. But it doesn't have to be. I'd rather this be 10-12 hours of fantastic story telling like Beyond Good & Evil, or Farrenheit - than an extra 35 hours of superflous filler.... As much as I really want to see the end of Blue Dragon... I suspect I may end up only making it 1 disc through.