My initial experience with this game was an unpleasant one, I then decided to go back and figure out what it was specifically that I didn't like about it.
My problem was how I had initially decided to experience the game, reading it like a book, nothing made any sense, everything all kind of blurred together into a series of quick incomprehensible images.
I then decided that now would be a good time to go back, replay it with the time I had left, and try to come up with something concrete that rationalized my original scalding reviews of this game. So I was playing it, reading it at normal speed, having the same unpleasant reaction to the game, and then I went back because a sentence didn't quite make sense, I didn't know why, it just didn't feel right and I thought I could use it in my review as part of my criticism.
So I went back to reread it, I didn't like it, reread it, I didn't like it and I couldn't figure out why, and then I reread it really slowly trying to break down why I didn't like it and then...WHOA...it morphed into a completely different game! My problem from the start had been how I was approaching this magnificent game, I had been approaching it like a book, when I should have approached like a poem, or a cup of tea, slowly savoring and enjoying every word, every thought. The end result is instead of a blurred and disjointed fragmentation of stories, you get a clear and fluid depiction of many stories, our stories, stories that are not crammed together, but intersect, interact, evolve, collectively, and then it's over seemingly before it even began, time for a new story, somebody else's story.
This game represents life ifself: you are here, you meet some interesting characters, share some interesting times, and then you are not.