I started P3 with this mindset but through the middle part I just kept booting the emulator on my free time only to dungeon crawl on Tartarus. The RPG part is weirdly compelling to me despite being pretty barebones.
I played Nocturne after P3 and was blown away, now THAT'S a fun RPG. I still like P3's plot a lot>>5712
Is it? I beat Nocturne and went for the TDE on my first playthrough, it was kinda challenging but not really hard imo.
On 4 I got filtered almost immediately by Naraku.