I'm sure it'll come back some day, and I'll be interested to see how it works out. But Valve's first swing at this was clearly not as well-thought-out as it needed to be, especially with a modding community as particular as Skyrim's.
That's cool that they're dealing with this stuff organically.
Honestly, though, I'm not going into these choice-based games anymore with big expectations. These days, I'm pretty much okay with everything merging into a center path as long as the rationale isn't Rachni Queen dumb.
Makes perfect sense to me why they brought Jaquen back. There's a limit to how many new characters the audience will accept in a certain period, even on this show. The showrunners probably just asked themselves "Does it even fucking matter who the old man is?" And they answered themselves "NO," and made him a familiar face to streamline things.
Also, add my voice to the chorus against Daenerys. I can only be told so many times that someone is of great importance before I start to resent them. Tyrion needs to get her ass to Westeros, soon.
I wouldn't call it convoluted, unless you're using it a synonym for copious. Overall the writing is quite decent, but they don't do a great job of letting you know what is actually worth remembering, and what is just fantasy window dressing. Maybe the final act pulls everything together.