Honestly it was better even before the Royal edition released lol, it just added the patches and DLC into a neat package along with some extra content... I'd honestly love if the people who hated the game at/near launch would replay the game now just to see if their opinion will change. I feel the same way about people who still hate on XIII too, obviously it never got the same treatment with patches and new content, but it isn't even close to being as bad as some people will make it out to be... there's literally people out there who still refer to it as "The worst game ever made"... seriously? They must've played like six games in their life if that's what they think. Life of Black Tiger exists people... and I've played worse than that too!
Well, considering I'm planning on playing Skyward Sword again by the end of the year, I think it's fair to add Final Fantasy XIII to that list. I recently went back to play Mario 64 again and despite being pretty critical of it, I didn't hate it. I didn't love it, but it made me feel a lot better than I remembered. Same with Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, hated that game as a kid but now I kinda like it? I'm still extra critical of it because I think it's a 7/10 game getting 12/10 praise, so of course I think it's overrated, but I don't think it's BAD. Hell, I even went back and played through Dark souls II with some friends and didn't hate the experience. Still hate that game, but with friends at least you know you're suffering together. (all joking aside, it was weird, I enjoyed playing that game with friends, even if all we did the entire time was bitch about how bad it was and mock its terrible design choices throughout.)
As time goes on, I'm finding I want to like more things. I remain critical of companies and I certainly have my faves but like, I want things to do well. I want to see things succeed and be well liked even if I don't like them. I want to give games chances no matter how much people think I'm overly negative. The reality is that I don't like hating FFXIII or Dark Souls II or Skyward Sword. It feels bad. I want more things to enjoy, and re-writing my 'top games of all time' list recently made me realize just how much I love gaming as a whole.
My Console Library:
PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360
3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android
Top 6 this generation:
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4