I pity the fool who puts time into FFX's minigames. Tidus getting Blitzbombed in X-2.5 though... 10/10 moment.
As you get older, there is less of it.
I believe that's why I don't like tedious side-quests: they are waste of time. If they were more fulfilling or if they added more depth to a character or the story, then I would like enjoy them more. Either that or limit the tediousness of the side-quest by making it shorter. Certain games are better at integrating the story/characters in the side-quest than others. FFX is not one of them.