FF13 is worth at least renting, the story is pretty good. I watched some weeabo kid play through the entire game.
It gets pretty repetitive, "run down path, get in fight, continue down path, get in fight, cutscene, boss, run down path"
One of the reasons i liked ff7-ff9 was the explorability in the game, everything was downhill for me after that.
So strange a feature, i like having an explorable world map. If there were a world map in ff10 it would have felt like 7-9, at least to me
As would ff13, gran pulse doesnt count as a world map in my eyes. At least the graphics are pretty good
There is still hope for ffv13 however