Mini-games plus jumping through a poorly thought out timeline system makes this one of the most annoying and frustrating games I've ever played. The developers should be fired and sued for the return of their salieries.
I don't understand why FF games ever get good ratings. I guess its because the RPG genre is always starving for titles plus the fact that Square/Enix always pay publishers well to advertise and market it before it drops. The only FF game I ever liked was Tactics (a classic). I hate the ugly characters and graphics, the horrible battle system. Square/Enix characters are the only ones where at some point I say "Hmmm, they make her look pretty good," and then an hour later I find out that she is a he. Try Rogue Galaxy for great graphics, characters and battle system.