Unsure if you are using gamepad or keyboard but on the keyboard once you've finished the tutorial area or what to call it (Activated the portal and reached the "hub" ) you can press "0" to pause the game and also pause any cutscene and then you can press "1" to skip it.
(The number keys under the F system keys, not the number pad so it shouldn't conflict with any trainer features.)
[Edited by LordJB, 12/12/2014 4:13:44 PM]
EDIT: Oh and it seems the game has a few "QTE" sequences during boss battles and success or failure doesn't matter too much but can lead to some extra damage on either the boss or player characters though with unlimited health and the low enemy health option it's not an issue.
(No damage is done to the party and should you wish it enemies can be dispatched in one hit.)
Also you get pets you can use as party members but the increase item option helps out with upgrading these by feeding various parts, as long as you've found or bought at least one so it has something to increase.
Technically the game seems to upscale from 1280x720 so while the developers (finally) implemented a screen resolution option and a few other settings other utilities like say GeDoSaTo is needed to get the game to render properly without upscaling.
(Or just playing it windowed in "720P" with a bit of AA, less work but you're stuck with a smaller display window.)
Otherwise no issues with the game so far, trainer works great as well although it wouldn't surprise me if more complex game mechanics are unlocked later on.
(Also unlike XIII the "Chrysalis" upgrade system is fully enabled from the start so with that trainer option you can reach level 99 in everything and fully max out the character though better equipment will be needed even so since high stats alone won't suffice, heh some boss creatures have a lot of health or other abilities.)
[Edited by LordJB, 12/12/2014 4:20:34 PM]
Well you don't want the instant 5 star quickly, but you want to fight normally and still cheat a 5 star rating?
Both ways you will cheat to get it.
Max out your CP and upgrade yourself fully, it won't take you long to get 5 stars.