Originally Posted by braves01
How hard is this? I want to get on the band wagon because of all the good buzz, but I don't want to put dozens of hours into a game that I get too frustrated to actually finish.
There are two difficulty spikes in the main storyline (if you completely ignore sidequests, as I did). You can overcome them with a better tactic and maybe minimal grinding (20 mins).
If you do sidequests, I understand there won't be any problems at all with the main storyline.
Two of my friends got too frustrated to finish the game, as you feared, but difficulty is not the reason.
They both tried to do all the sidequests and simply got burnt out. It's important to find your own pace. Generally, the ideal for most people will probably be "Do some sidequests, but not all of them".