Bolded: My brother from another mother!!! I also don't get all the hate FFXIII gets. It's an awesome game. I think it's more of a pose thing.
On topic: Metal Geat Solid 5, I absolutely loved the first part of the Phantom Pain, it's near perfect, but the second part... I get depressed everytime I think about what that game could've been if Konami and Kojima didn't had their falling out.
I can agree with this too. Once you get past those first 20 hours then FF13 becomes extremely fun. I consider those first 20 hours to be inexcusable though. If I could somehow take the first 20 hours out of the game, then I'd probably put it into my top 50 games of all time. For me it's like night and day.