Even take away the sale, I'm just still weirded out that a genre defined dead by many for over a decade is still one that's getting game of the year awards and one that people are talking about. Just a bit baffled when you stop and look, or at least for me I guess.
Besides that though I am enjoying the game.
Really it doesn't play much like ye olde adventure games, what puzzles there are, are simple and kind of annoying (ep. 1 motel lot, for example). It's more about the (good) story and occasional QTE's.
I think most of the appeal comes from the fact that people just don't read much anymore. The fact that the television show is just not any good probably helps as well.
If I hadn't just finished this and this maybe I'd be more inclined to dance on the hype train like a Bollywood hero.