Of course, after(and even during the later parts of) 1, it wasn’t until about 4 or 5 that gameplay really kind of met with what I was liking. Before that, it was all story and characters for me that really kept me going.
I’m still holding out just a bit to see if we can get a BN6 DS out of this, though; most random encounters haven’t bothered me in 5 except in certain areas thanks to the Party Battle System. Having three Navis whomp on the enemies sure beats just one. Hell, most battles I’d have run from before, I’d stay and fight just because it’d be quicker to obliterate them.