If you play Quantum Break as a cover shooter then you’re playing it wrong :)
I'm reluctant to say its a masterpiece, but I REALLY liked Quantum Break.
I enjoyed the story even if the TV show things weren't particularly interesting. The level design was well done and I even spent time finding all the collectables which I rarely do. The game was short so that motivated me to play it twice and try different things with the story.
After having completed the game and become well acclimated with all the abilities, I agree its much more than a cover shooter. It feels more like superhero game when you learn how to use the abilities.
I wouldn't argue the game is amazing, I just really like it compared to other narrative driven game and that's how it should be perceived. For example, it was a lot more interesting than linear experience of The Order. It had better gameplay than Telltale games, Quantic Dream games, etc. But people unfairly compare it to games like Uncharted, which was not the direction it was going.