It's somehow been a couple of months since I've picked this back up.
So, naturally, I am still in the prologue.
I did play a bit this morning, just long enough to do the next mission. This is definitely going to be a "poke at it sometimes" sort of game, which means it will take literal years to finish and I will probably die before finishing the series. But...it's just that sort of game.
Being a few missions into the prologue, I'm not sure if I'm getting the hang of the battle system or not. The balancing is...extremely odd. Sometimes, I fight a monster and one-shot them. Other times, I fight the same monster and miss on all my attacks and (since the monsters can take about 1/3 of my HP per hit) very nearly die (or actually die) before I ever even get a hit in.
The hit percentage combined with the amount of damage even lower-level enemies do makes every battle feel like it's completely at the mercy of the RNG.
Usually, I would just grind to deal with this. But you get so little EXP for even difficult battles that grinding is an extremely unfruitful experience.
I can't even grind for better gear since you don't get money for winning fights.
So there's a world where I slowly poke at this game until I literally die (hopefully a while from now) or there's a world where I get fed up with the battle system and intentionally put it down forever.
I'm not sure what world this is yet. For now, I'm not putting it down. At least not intentionally.