It's almost like they should have made a complete JRPG from the start, and then considered expanding the story with more content or new media types if it warranted it later on (like FF7 did). Even after waiting ages for the PC version, I had resigned myself to wait until the end of 2019--and then go on a fucking scavenger hunt for all of the disparate content--before touching that game so I can experience the complete thing. I absolutely loathe what SE did with XV.
And, since I'm bitching about SE, most of the main story beats of XIII-2 came out of NOWHERE compared to the original XIII. It's a better game, but man the decision to connect them like that was financially driven and very thinly veiled, at that. And, uh, the shipping prices at their store sucks. Oh, and DQ XI having midi music is ludicrous (thank god for PC mods). Okay, I'm done, carry on.