I'm pretty sure FF13 gets so much hate because it's easy. You can't get lost on your way to your destination, and you can't not know what your next mission is. I get it, but that's no reason to hate on it so much. As I've stated before, most Final Fantasy fans have at least one of the franchise that they don't like. (Mine is 8.) But real Final Fantasy fans will say that they dislike the game, and move on. I don't understand why people feel the need to push their views on others. I've talked about loving the trilogy, and people have told me all about how "stupid" or "wrong" I was for liking them. Well, maybe I think they're missing out, because they're dwelling on 13's linearity, and not even giving 13-2 or Lightning Returns a try. (Some have, and still don't like them, which is fine, too!)
Some people complained about the Crystarium. I thought it was very similar to 10's sphere grid. You could go with any role you wanted, even though they weren't as thorough as the ones the characters were meant to be. (Example: Lightning was meant to be Commando, Ravager, and Medic, but if you chose to do Synergist with her, it costs more points and didn't get as many nodes.)
Another thing about the game that I get hell for is liking Vanille. I thought her character was well done, with her going from careless and running away, to taking responsibility for what she's done, (or didn't do), and growing up. People said she was whiney and annoying, but I liked her. I loved hers and Fang's accent!
Type-0 is one that I plan on getting as soon as I get a PS4. I haven't played it, yet, but it looks good. I think it's really cool that they do these side projects, like that manga. (And in English, no less!) Most of the side projects have been drama discs that come with the soundtracks. It's nice to see something different!
The only manga I really got into was called Skyhigh. It follows a woman who is the guardian of the gate to the afterlife. She gives souls 3 choices; go to heaven, deny their death and wander the earth as a ghost, or vengeance on the person that caused their suffering or death, but will be cast to hell. I really enjoyed it, and wanna pick it back up.