Yeah, walking in a straight line through it is a damn good reason to hate the game. I was REALLY disappointed about that. There is no exploring or adventure at ALL in FFXIII! The first Super Mario Bros. was LESS linear than FFXIII!
BTW, PanPan girl, since you seem to be the ONLY PERSON who has posted a Haiku, it is looking like you'll win by default. I still can't believe not a SINGLE PERSON even tried to post a haiku... :/ Really disappointing. Cesar said he announced it at the meeting, I saw the email, and eve Ito-sensei told her class. WTF desu!?
Anyway, if you do end up winning by default, I'll chat with you and maybe we can work out something that is the equivalent of 900 yen or so, like if you want a ds game, or Japanese game/movie, etc, instead of 100 yen store stuff.