Yeah, waiting for a sale. Just terrible marketing I guess.
Nope. Based on word of mouth and reviews, many people got exactly what they thought they would. I think you just wanted something else. It never really promised to be God of War/The Last Of Us (funnily enough, it does things neither of those do), but offers a story that will stand the test of time (much like those will).
I mean, I'm gonna be frank here. I don't think every game has to literally follow in the vein of TLOU or GoW. The idea of having to help your brother, an NPC, to safety, while also dealing with other obstacles and having a wee bit of combat in there is something nice to have, rather than it being yet another third person game that tries to be like the previous two mentioned games.
I'm also thinking of grabbing this game, since Rage 2 looks so lackluster in both visuals, gameplay and general storytelling. Also has a really bad blurry look to it, while Plague Tale looks sharp and decent texture wise.