Originally Posted by JDR13
FFXII is different from the other titles in that there are no random battles. You can see all enemies prior to engaging or avoiding them.
Originally Posted by fadedc
FFXII at least has static monsters that you can see and avoid, although they still all respawn once you come back to an area. You'd probably hate that one the least, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that you'd actually like it.