The negative reviews are exaggerated. The only real fault with this game is that it's a survival horror game that is not scary and is very easy. Sometimes the game can be a bit boring, but it's worth pushing through to see what happens next.
There really is nothing like this game, the graphics and art direction is gorgeous, the story is gripping, it's just really unique. Sometimes the game can be a chore to play, but I would still recommend it to anyone who is interested in this game.
The negative reviews are in no way exaggerated. The actual 'game' portions of this game are pretty terrible. Clunky interface, wonky waggle, terrible combat, and flat out horrible backtracking that every area requires.
With all that said, I would still recommend it to someone who loves a very interesting story with a beautiful presentation. A very unique and polarizing experience.