I could never finish it either. While it isn't a bad game in any sense, some of the mechanics are far too confusing, while combat is meh at best. Maybe I would've enjoyed it more if I had actually done some of the side quests, but I haven't played it in a couple years now.
Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).