I either felt I should give up and avoid disappointment or continue and hope the game gets better as it went along. I chose the former. But the story is a very big part of the game to me in an RPG - is it really better? I'll take your word for it and restart P3 again this half term, but to me, at the first couple of hours anyway, there seemed to be nothing going for the game storywise.
P3 characters are really deep. You can't tell anything from the first two hours really.
And yes, Tartarus is a bad dungeon. You can't use a Goho-M to save, it's repetetive, takes a lot longer to level up, and the combat is slower. It's a major fault. But, I think it's nice.
So try it again.
Kimi wa ne tashika ni ano toki watashi no soba ni ita
Itsudatte itsudatte itsudatte
Sugu yoko de waratteita
Nakushitemo torimodosu kimi wo
I will never leave you