Personally, I loved XIII. The new battle system was relatively easy to get through and wasn't as much of a hassle with other iterations of Final Fantasy games. The story isn't the greatest, sure, but that doesn't indicate it's bad at all. In fact, at the end, the story is well established but I do indeed feel that two more games seemed a little redundant considering no one asked for them(although, I hate to admit it but, I kind of liked LR.) But I just can't point out what aspects of the first game turned people off!