It's an amazing game, one of my favorites, but I'll admit it is a bit too long. It took me a year to finish it because I thought I had beaten the game, only to realize there was a lot more to play. I needed a break. As time went on, I thought maybe it's not that great... but randomly one day I had the urge to finish it and did. I do love it.
I also spent way too much time fishing... but that's really my fault and can't blame the game for that. I don't know why I get hooked by fishing in games so much. I had about 80 hours total, and I think 20 of it was just fishing.
As a resident of Houston and a fan of the Astros (well, maybe 10 years ago Astros), I am not at all offended by your comment. In fact, anyone who is is also delusional. I could not have stated it anymore truthfully than you did. And if you think we suck now, wait until we're in the American League in 2014! Go Stros!
Although I'd like to add this... If everything there is about microtransactions (the paintball, zipline, food, etc.), that entire post is null and void. I didn't even think about that until I thought about it (makes sense).