I have spent years playing Square Enix games and in turn the mini games and side quests that go along with them. It is in this that I have come to realize something, square is an extremely sadistic company.
Now hear me out, Sure they make great story lines and wonderful games to play, but those mini games can be used as torture devices. Seriously if the US caught foreign spies the fastest way to get the secrets they were holding would be to sit them down and force them to play a never ending round of ice cream beat. Also, I am very sure that Satan plays Fruitball in hell.
Prior to beginning Birth by Sleep (the game in which these mini games take place) I looked up the forums to see what the game was really like, the main thing i found was that I should begin the game on hard and rather than on normal to avoid a lot of the mini games and forced completionism. I thought i could handle it though, and to say my pride was my down fall is putting it light lightly.
While the game does a wonderful job of keeping the worlds fresh throughout three separate play throughs the mini games do not get the same treatment, and after the 15th time of Tigger cheating at monopoly (I’m sorry command board) I have the honest desire to punch Christopher Robin and his stuffed toys in the face.