Mass Effect is pretty good at making you feel like you're surrounded by tons of established culture. And you can make your way through those games without engaging in a lot of it if you don't want to. There sure is some interesting stuff in the codex.
Red Dead Redemption is probably one of the finer examples of world-building. Sure, it has actual history to draw upon, but little touches like a movie theater, trading outposts, and the quality of the writing/acting in the Strangers missions make it feel wonderfully authentic.
I don't really give THAT much of a shit, but I tend to think of JRPGs as coming from Japan. If a game is in that style I will describe it as a "Japanese-style role playing game." Doesn't take that long to say and gets the point across.
I can't remember if it's always with Moblins but it's mostly when I strike the killing blow; right before they die the game will just stop for a second and then continue.
I thought I had read something about it happening to a few other people a couple of weeks after the game came out so I wasn't too worried about it. Additionally my Wii U has never really acted up before (I've had it for 3 years maybe?).
Pretty much my whole freshman year in college I had next to no desire to play games after having been gaming consistently since I was about 5. Part of it was me not wanting to be perceived as a "nerd" anymore (listen we all get a little stupid sometimes, alright) and so I didn't bring any consoles to the dorm with me (I had a PS2 and 360 at this point). Eventually I told myself games maybe weren't what I wanted to be involved with anymore and focused on being a cool guy. I think maybe somewhere between there and junior year I "found myself" or whatever (this was also around when Giant Bomb was starting up and that really really helped) cause I eventually came back around on it. And maybe I just needed a break.
Fast forward to me having turned 30 about a month ago and I honestly feel like there's never been a better time to be playing games. Plus I am a huge space game/science fiction junkie and we truly live in the golden age of space games. It's heaven for me.
My point is if you need a break you should take one. Games will be here when you get back, if you decide to come back. You'll probably be able to easily catch up on what you missed.
I keep Mona around for the healing. I have a few personas that can cast Bufu skills but I still kept Fox around when I was doing Madarame's Palace cause I just wanted to put Ryuji on the bench as fast as possible.