I've only watched a playthrough of the game, rather than getting it myself. (It was the Best Friends playthrough where they shat all over it, so my opinion might be slightly biased based on that)
I felt like the structure of the timeline really harmed the game. If it followed Jodie's life in a linear fashion it could have been interesting but there was no build up or emotion behind what should have been emotionally draining scenes. There's barely any interaction with Nathan, Cole, Ryan or anyone, it just felt very underdeveloped and weak.