Before I shit all over what was very clearly a lovely experience for you, I just wanna say that I'm super happy you enjoyed the game and I wish it'd grabbed me the same way. That being said..
It controls like garbage (although it's an interesting concept), it's "puzzles" aren't challenging in the slightest, and (here's my real problem) it tries to tug on your heartstrings with the subtlety of the fucking apocalypse, while giving you little to no incentive to even care about the characters. It's We'll try to make you cry - the game. It's emotionally manipulative in the most ham-fisted, awkward way possible.
Journey, Dear Esther, Limbo, Gone Home, To The Moon etc. are all exceptional games in my book, and I fully expected to love Brothers, but compared to the former, it's like a Baby's first indie game. The high praise it got is mindbogglingly to me.
It was my worst game (I bothered playing) of 2013.