You might be prepared to endure hardships just to get to the end of the main quest, but you’ll have a hard time keeping everything together

It’s a quest to find a place that’s at once home and a destination that’s not so dissimilar to a foreign country as it is to a place you’re trying to escape. And the way you’ll get there is going back and forth, one moment you’re soaring through the sky, then a moment you’re fighting monsters, and in the middle of the battle, you’re just trying to make it to the ship. It’s a quest for survival that’s constantly interrupted by moments of panic. You might be prepared to endure hardships just to get to the end of the main quest, but you’ll have a hard time keeping everything together. You might band together with a group of friends, but you’ll have trouble coordinating your party. You might have a cluttered office, but you’ll have to clean up after yourself. You might have a cozy bed, but you’ll have to search the carpet for an improvised bed. You might have a cozy chair, but the chair will immediately IRL in your quest. You might have a cozy bed, but the cushions will be less comfortable. A blanket will just get in the way, and you’ll have to move the blanket, or you might have to take a leak. The very fact that the game continually interrupts your quest helps stifle the excitement that comes with it. You might be prepared to endure a few frustrating moments just to make it to the end of the quest, but they can be devastating. There are moments where you’ll be forced to give up and restart the entire thing, or you’ll be so overcome by stress that you’ll be unable to move for a few seconds. You’ll have to rely on your companions to keep everything together. You can’t just bring them along for the ride, and they’ll either become lost in the fray or end up in enemy custody. You’ll need to micromanage the logistics of their care and feed them, and you’ll have to manage their morale and support them as you do. If you’re playing solo, this will mean you’ll need to micromanage their daily routines. You’ll need to figure out what sort of equipment they have, how many warriors you can command, and whether you want them to help you. You’ll have to spend time bonding with your companions, and attempt to recruit them.