Yeah over the last year or 2 I've only really been interested in competitive games (hi Dota) or deeply personal games (hi Dear Esther and Gone Home). In fact I was able to attend MLG Columbus last weekend which was an amazing experience. If you wanna play Dota together hit me up I'm closing in on 500 hours. Steam: squiDcookiE.
Yeah it took me about a year to 100% P4. I needed a break from grinding every once in awhile so I'd take a few weeks off between dungeons. It is WELL worth the effort though. It's my favorite jrpg of all time. Maybe not the best, but my favorite.
@donpixel: yeah I understand that. And yes at first glance it really doesn't have much in common with most of those. But the sensibilities that allowed Crash and Spyro to come into existence feel very well represented here. That's all I was getting at.