This game really drops the ball after Radiant Garden, for Terra at least. I've only played him so far. My choices for progression are a boring and annoying coliseum and deep space with damagesponge enemies.
The only way to get stronger is to grind like a madman and meld abilities because the keyblade combat is utter ass which means you have to rely on commands with long cooldown. Where's the fun?
You don't know suffering true suffering as Terra until you face the secret bosses. I still haven't beaten this fuck.
You could just stop and google the overall plot. It's definitely not that fun to play through 3 times. I got pretty bored in my first run too. I started with Ven like half a year later and I got bored even faster.
As far as combat goes, you just have to get used to it. It's better than Chain of Memories, so no matter what, it's not the worst if could be.
I can agree about early game being boring as fuck. Ven especially since you do chip damage throughout the majority of the game. The meat of peoples enjoyment is from late game and optional content, but you have to slog through the early parts so I get where you're coming from.
Yeah, the latter point of the game was mostly entertaining, so I won't say the whole thing is boring. The beginning really is a slog though and it's even worse because playing as 3 different characters, the beginning worlds' stories are butchered as hell to compensate, but you can see all 3 parts in succession without playing all 3 stories simultaneously.
I like not being forced to play as all 3 of them in a single story (like fucking sonic adventure 2), but the beginning is shit because of the division.
My issue doesn't come from the slow start personally. BBS's biggest flaw to me is having to repeat the same mini games three times. I don't like command board and racing, I feel like I shouldn't be forced to complete them again after I did so as Terra, it's really unfun and eats up hours of playtime that could be spent on something fun.
That's fair, though that stuff only matters for total completion. I think I only raced like two or three times in my Terra run and that was mostly because it was easy as hell. I played Command Board a lot, but only because it was semi-fun and leveled my unused commands that I didn't feel like grinding to max.