I can't seem to level up.
I finished the first mission which is somewhat more of a training exercise than an actual mission then proceeded to the story mission where you infiltrate some Wutai base. Enjoyable and all but after slashing and dicing countless enemies - the behemoth at the introductory sequence included - I noticed that my level doesn't go up regardless of the quantities of monsters and Wutai troops I kill which in this case is quite odd as I defeated all Wutai soldiers and those dog like creatures before proceeding to the area known as central square - I maxed out the stars which indicates the number of enemies annihilated. But even so I'm still at the initial level the character starts at - 6!
P.S I'm not wearing a Cursed Ring.
Yeah, I know; old game.