So now that some time has passed, do you still feel the same way about it? I agree it's a great game with some powerful moments but you may be setting up unrealistic expectations.
Interesting question actually. Hmmm. I think its one of those games that I would only play through a couple of times. So price IS a big factor. First play through took me around 10 hours. Could probably smash it in 6 now i know what im doing.
Still one of the best games ive played this Gen. Sure games like Battlefield and For honour ill play continuously online. Games like Zelda and GOW ill invest 100 hours or something. But in terms of impact and emotion and sheers, just wanting to get to the end to see the journey unfold.... yeah not many can match it for me. Maybe.......God of War. Hope that answers your question.
Ps my wife has completed it 4 times. Only other games she finished are BotW and Horizon.