It was the gameplay of FFX that made me fall asleep, not the storyline or anything like that. I prefer games with a lil' "emph" in 'em, maybe it it was the smoothed-paceness of everything and slower music that turned me down or somethin. It just didnt feel as fun as the other FF games.
But yeah, I liked the FFX-2 battlesystem but everything else like the storyline and what-not kinda felt pointless.
Haven't played FFXI; not rich enough to pay for the dumb online gaming subscriptions. I'd rather stick to starcraft where online gaming is free.