Why do something for a week straight if you hate it and nobody's paying you? Is your free time that worthless to you?
Remember, summer week, no internet. The world becomes a lonely place.
Anyway I was trolled into thinking it was a good game, so I kept pushing on to see if the plot would stop being generic and boring, if there was some secret I was missing that would suddenly make me see why people liked this trash. It didn't, and there wasn't. Sure, the story had a few moments where it felt like the writers actually cared about writing something interesting, but those moments were quickly forgotten and squandered. After a while, my drive to beat it came from my desire to just get it over with, so I wouldn't have any lingering doubts about the game's quality or fall into the trap of ever playing it again.
But the game does Skinner Box-style game progression very well. New weapons and armors are around every corner, so you're always enticed to keep going to get that phat lewt.
There have been some great RPGs this gen. I know everyone likes the nostalgia of when they were kids and had no priorities where they could game all day in previous gens, but there have been great RPGs.
Vesperia, Xenoblade, Lost Odyssey, Skyrim, Oblivion, Mass Effect games and more are all tremendous.
No mention of Nier? It's leagues better than half that list.