I always want these games to be better than they are.
This one was just… meh. It’s wasn’t as mind-numbingly boring as IV was, thank God, but it also never really was engaging. By the midgame I was breezing through all but major boss battles on autoplay. The charcaters and plot were a mess. The pet characters included a dude who was big on marital kidnapping and a guy who literally keeps the beautified corpse of his girlfriend locked in his basement (I swear this is not an exaggeration), so it really could only hold itself up on mediocre gameplay for so long.