-FF13 was a little tuff with the no gil and giants of monsters and what not. XIII-2 was slightly easier and actually more enjoyable and felt more like Final Fantasy. LR:FF13...feels like it came straight outta Square's left field and I have no idea how to tackle it. Or where it even falls in to the universe's time line... especially given the fact that I time traveled all through this universe in XIII-2.
-When my enemies were becoming unsettling more difficult, resulting in 20minute battles in the "first" area. I checked my guide... instead of being an area-based linear story, the new time element makes it literally a linear-linear story. I've progressed certain elements a bit too far in the initial area. More than I should've. Expunging valuable gil and recover items, and most valuable of all in game time, which I think is about 6-8 game hours to 30-60 minutes real time.
I have come to the realization that I will probably have to restart the game after only 4-6 hours of play. I will, in good form, continue to salvage what ever hell I've created for myself until the bitter end.