SE just can't accept that they don't make AAA games anymore.
My big fear is that they realize that people love them so much that no matter what crap they pump out they are still gonna get millions...
On the other hand im going to wait till I play the game before I judge it... personally I think im going to love it.
If you follow that link to the UK FFXIII site there is really good information in the news section about different aspects of the game. This quote for example. I think it sounds to easy but then again it might just be propaganda.
Quote from DAISUKE INOUE (BATTLE PLANNER):
"In short, I made it so that you should be able to defeat any of the mission monsters in FFXIII without equipping specific accessories or using any TP abilities, items or shrouds. Moreover, it is theoretically possible to earn a five star ranking in the battle results, even in the absence of any of those aids. Once players have become confident in their abilities with the battle system, I recommend that they try completing the missions unaided for a real test of skill!"