Omg lol well I hope my reentry into FFXII is better than your experience was lol. I remember actually liking the combat system though and the cities also the bestiary. Also I actually enjoyed the characters but people do mention that it seems like Bath...er...i.. Whatever the sky pirates name is and Fran are supposed to be the main characters and that it seems like Vaan and Penelo were just added because a higher up wanted young protagonists for some demographic. Oh well though. :p You don't have to like every FF game anyway. I'm determined though to complete it this time since FFX and FFXII were always the FF games that I'd played before becoming a fan but never completed them and I finally completed FFX so now I want to do the same to FFXII!