Oh thank god. I bought this and have wanted to play it, but it's a lot easier for me to jump into things when they have controller support. Now I just wish there would be a pc version of the mass effect games with controller support.
I'm of the belief that if the first scene of the first episode didn't immediately hook you for life you're a weirdo. But I was also 13 when the show premiered, made sure to watch it every week and re-watch each prior episode of the series before every new season, and was basically raised on that show / heavily influenced on my social and political beliefs by that show.
It's less a show I enjoyed, more a foundational pillar of my humanity. So I'm biased.
Th question of story and choice consequence has been answered but I just wanted to post to say that I much preferred Witcher 1 at the end of the day. It feels old and has its flaws, but once you play for a bit and get past some antiquated aspects, I feel it's much more rewarding of an experience. Also somehow I really liked the combat, which I know isn't the most popular opinion.
That cloud save issue seems real frustrating. Glad you got it figured out and those DA saves trimmed down, ha. You've been playing a lot of games I'd like to be playing, so it was nice to read about your experiences. I just have so many games to play! Majora's Mask, Monster Hunter, and Pokemon Omega Ruby just on my 3DS. Then there's Ori, Hotline Miami 2, and the rest of my Steam backlog. I've also really been tempted by Cities: Skylines, but haven't caved and bought that one yet. It's a good problem to have I suppose.
I hope your real life problems are sorted out soon. Hang in there.
As for your question, no, it almost certainly won't be the phenomenon that it was, and Harmonix knows that. It seems like they're being smart about not betting on such an outcome. Anyone who's saying "that fad ended years ago!" were likely only players solely as a result of the popularity and aren't the audience Harmonix is trying to sell to here. I personally think the game will do well enough to sustain itself because Rock Band is awesome, and a significant number of people know that and yearn for more.