Okay so, I'm probably giving up on this one. It's just not hooking me the way I thought it would.
Not only is it showing its age, it has some bad design decisions beyond that.
Things like combat, which everything happens way too quickly, almost all at once, even on the slowest setting. I don't mind it where you basically queue everything up and then everyone does their stuff like older RPGs, but I need some time to process stuff, especially for things like demon loyalty.
Lack of on screen monsters, aka random attacks, is really annoying. Overt reliance on grinding and really retreading areas for demons, that sort of thing.
Then there's the characters, which I'm having trouble connecting to, and it's just so odd not seeing them react to the fact that they just fought demons.