Yeah... I didn't particularly care for TWEWY, either. I'm not exactly sold on the whole "Japanese Teen Sim" concept. It seems to be a new trend. I got a bit of fun out of Persona 4 (though after about 30 hours it just started feeling repeatitive), but I liked it dispite the dippy pop-culture bullshit. TWEWY just seems like blatent pandering.
go stuff almonds up your nose and record a youtube video of yourself singing good vibrations.
Dark Spire looks awesome, but I dunno if I REALLY need another dungeon crawl right now, especially since I couldn't get into Etrian Odyssey for some really, really bizarre reason even though it meshes with my tastes in every way imaginable. I think it was the lack of quick save in dungeons, unless you CAN quick-save in dungeons and FOEs.
Atlus also has that new strategy game thingum coming out. The SMT one. I don't know much about that side branch, but it's SMT, so I have faith.
As far as games that are currently out, I think I like DQ5 and TWEWY the most although I never got particularly far in either. I do think that more money/better drops is a good enough reason to play TWEWY on harder settings because the drops are absolute trash otherwise and you're not going to have any money for anything. Neku gets less angsty as it goes on. I never had a problem with the stylus controls, though I did suck at the dual screen thing.
DQ5 I haven't played lately because I got it when I was like, really f'ing sick, or rather just getting over it, so playing it's like... akward memories. Compared to DQ4, though, it's been a lot better. Nicer looking somehow, for one thing, and the story is excellent, partially because the characters are a bit more fleshed out thanks to Square not being bastards and axing party chat (the bastards). The monster-collecting aspect also adds a level of choice and non-linearity to party development that DQIV was sort of lacking (Progression-wise, Chapter 5 of DQIV is quite non-linear, but not really without guidance. It's more like if you need to grind, instead of walking in circles, you can go to some optional dungeon or whatever, which is actually a lot of fun and beats regular grinding).
(I haven't played Tierkreis, but I will say it's the only Suik that really looks that interesting to me. I'm a bad RPGer :<<<)
(I also thought Contact was cool as hell but nobody else did so nevermind).
(FF3 is also kind of neat but like every FF it's got that LOL WHAT IS A BALANCE problem).
(There's also that FM remake which I suck at and was panning for being too easy until I hit a difficult mission. It's a bit more intersting than 3 because only missiles are long ranged so you can't just stand around and shoot at eachother from across the map. Also some goddamn wonderful spritework).
College degrees dont mean much lately when it comes to the job market >.>
I'm a janitor in the summer. It sucks but it pays good and doesn't require any sort of education. The best part is when you're scraping gum and cleaning desks because you don't even have to talk to people, and on break, I just find some teacher's room with a nice sofa and pass out for half an hour (Janitors get long breaks ^_^).
The worst part honestly is the way that during like, June to mid July, every day is a new supercell and you're freaking the fuck out about getting eaten by a tornado. Also eating lunch in the bus garage, which smells like a bus garage. Also vacuuming the wood shop and vacuuming out univents. and vacuuming up like, dead mice in the closets where nobody goes.
Also all of my coworkers thinking Obama is a Muslim.