It's a great game, but really, you should buy it and play it in your free time during normal work days. Use your vacation days to travel or you know, just here some fun. Go to concerts, restaurants, bars,... Whatever.
Will I experience something similar with "Elden Ring" as I did with "Dark Souls"? Is it really this one 96% game? Does it make sense to get it if you'd rather have something with more story at the moment?