Couldn't agree with you more mate, it's fantastic!! I got my copy early yesterday too and played it last night for about 6 hours, I got completely lost in the story and think everything about it is great! I can see why it won't appeal to gamers who like fast paced action all guns blazing, but that's not what they are trying to do with the game so those type of gamers should steer clear.
I started playing about 8:30 last night and before I knew it, it was 2:30! I really love the facial animations, I've had to interview quite a few suspects and chat to people at the scene of the crime and I would say I've got about 70% of them correct so far, it's quite hard sometimes to tell whether someone is lieing or just doubtful and if you get it wrong it completely changes the course of that mission! Luckily you can go back and replay them because I completely forgot to interview one of the suspects so missed a chunk out of the story in one scene lol!
The great thing about it is I played it with my girlfriend and she loved it just as much as me (I say played it with her, I played it she watched
), there are a lot of cutscenes so if you're not heavily into story in a game it won't be for you either. But each scene is set like an episode of an old detective TV show, there is a lot of digging around crime scenes for clues like CSI type games.
Finally the music is fantastic, i love how you have to listen carefully to changes in the tune to find clues and things.
I probably should have wrote a more structure review than the above but I'm just so excited about it I wanted to get it typed up as quick as possible lol
I cannot WAIT for 5pm to come so I can go home and play it all night. First job after work -> Asda -> Crate of red bull -> Play until the early hours of tomorrow