I finally played "Saints Row 3" last night. As advertised, it's really goofy but it's also clearly the type of game that can hook me in for a long time. I made plans to play for 2 hours and wound up messing around for almost 4. Though it took at least an hour to get it to install & download the update & connect my account to their website, so surely I couldn't quit after only playing one mission (and sitting through a few cut scenes). I loved randomly wandering around the islands [I got my "Gellin' Like Magellan" trophy already] and trying out different cars, and being able to deploy a parachute any time I had to bail out from any kind of height. Eventually I got in over my head, and was sent to the hospital a few times ... and yet, I didn't lose all of my money and weapons, like I would in GTA, I guess because this game doesn't pretend to be hardcore. Fun as it was, I went to sleep thinking I'd enjoy going back to "Just Cause 2" or even "Saints Row 2" even more. And confirmed that I never want to go back to GTAIV, that was just too much work (especially since failing a mission can mean driving for 10 minutes or more, in real time, all over again).
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch looks very intriguing, but I have SO many games to catch up on that it seems foolish for me to throw down $60 for it right now.