I don't really think it's harsh at all, I gave it a really good whack - I wouldn't play many games up to the 15 hour mark when I'm not really enjoying them.
I do need to give it another try and go into the experience without the expectations, but I still think those are fair comments.
Plot is plot; characterization is characterization. Doing s-links about someone getting into the swim team or going for ramen with someone lonely gives me empathy and can help me like those characters; but it doesn't help at all with the overall plot which is something to do with a big tower and I'm guessing the moon is the bad guy because it all happens at night, lol.
And no, I'm not a fan of randomly generated dungeons at all.
You misunderstand me. I just think it's harsh because I disagree, not because you didn't give it enough time.
and if you dislike randomly generated dungeons, then that probably knocks out several dozen games then. Lots of "rogue-like" games in the past couple years.