This might be one of the few tedious things in this game. I hope not. It's just because I'm not use to this kind of leveling.
I am not too sure I will get this game yet, but if I do, one thing I will be looking for is an automatic leveler....just in case this game (like so many others) turns into a... "leveling session". I dont mind leveling up, but some game programmers quickly turn the practice of leveling into a overly intensive affair.
I have to say I'm really excited about the crystarium system, it looks way better than just grinding to level up. I think that statistic increases are a lot better this way. @azrael2514 that was the crystarium system, there is one for each character. Rather than automatically level up through EXP like in most games, FFXIII rewards you with CP which you spend in the crystarium to unlock stat bonuses, such as extra health or more attack. There aren't really levels in FFXIII then I suppose... @lilflex1 I reckon that giving extra CP with a preorder would be a neat idea, but if you get too much CP at the beginning of the game you might get too far ahead of the enemies, making the game too easy... but it's still a good idea.
i hope they give use cp as a pre order exclusive to make the enemies think we're weak because we just started but end up showing them we're not