The only thing you should be credited for is the thing you didn't mention. The leveling. You see, you can to grind to stand a chance, it took me five attempts to beat Franky, but i was level five and kept avoiding enemies.
I don't even remember having to do much grinding in the game (of course, I made this stupid comic about a year ago). I just remember I found the entire affair tedious. South Park: The Stick of Destiny was a far superior game and did everything right that this game did wrong. I'd pick up a copy for myself except that I have small children in the house and there's no way I'll get the chance to sit back and properly enjoy it for a LONG time with kids around.
I feel for you. The game has psychedelia going for it, but the gameplay is as generic and plotless as any 80s RPG can get.
Also, Giygas is severly overrated, as it's nothing but a giant brain that literally CAN'T do anything. The real villain was Porky, as he was the one who was actually doing all the villainous planning and coordination since Giygas was too brain-dead to even so much as string a thought together (Porky says it best about Giygas in the end: "What an almighty idiot!").
The game had some interesting ideas, but ultimately fell completely flat just as you say. Unfortunately, it seems that having an interesting idea or two is all it needs for people to say it's the greatest thing ever even if those ideas weren't seen through to fruition. I'd love to see a legitimate remake that actually expands on the quirky idea instead of the lame "Go here and fight something. Now go here and fight something" old RPG format.
Not to be rude, but I bet you only hate the game cause Giygas scared you sh*tless as a kid. If that's true, I know the feel of scarred psyche from a video game villain and/or video game monster. If I'm wrong, then please disregard this comment.
I didn't play the game until my late twenties. I felt nothing during the course of the game. Absolutely no emotional attachment whatsoever. That's one of the biggest reasons why I find it so bad. It was a long, boring, pointless exercise from which I benefited nothing.
I'd be mad, if it weren't for the fact that I know you just love to rustle people's jimmies, and because I know that you never seriously hate on people for liking stuff that you don't, and because I love ya, Matt. XD Granted, that didn't stop me from mailing you that bomb, but still. :33