It's something I dealt with in the last game. There are so many side missions that I want to do for the reward, for completion, for whatever reason, but getting through them feels like a chore. Everytime I finish a side quest path I'm like "glad that one is done with," then do a few more story missions then decide to knock out some more side stuff as quickly as possible like it's my job. Even traveling the world feels like a chore - I have to pick up every blue orb thing on my way to my objective.
And I know I could just not do the side stuff, but I WANT to, for whatever reason. I guess I get just enough feedback out of it that it makes it feel worthwhile.
Does anyone else feel this way? I don't really 100% many open world games, but I did with SR3, even though I didn't particularly like it. Maybe the side quests are just do-able enough that I feel like I need to complete them.