HEX: It's a huge game. A play through of the story will take about 40 hours, and a full completion with all of the side quests will take over 100, but the story isn't interesting enough to keep my attention for that long. I like the battles, but it's just too much micromanagement for me.
BAJO: The story is definitely dry, but I think if you invest the many hours the game demands, it'll win you over. I agree about the relentless micromanagement between battles, but the battles themselves are great... I don't think this will appeal to anyone who's never played a game like this before, but for fans of the genre and of the old classic, it's very rewarding.