Mirror's Edge had fantastic ideas but the execution fumbled around too much. BioShock had fantastic gameplay, an incredibly unique setting, an incredible cast of characters. It's just an unfair match up.
I too have been enjoying the comfort of Pokemon's embrace. I'm curious though, as someone who has been interested in Ace Attorney but never jumped in, where and how do I start? From what I have found, a lot of the old games are pretty expensive, any tips?
I think that there is also a shift in the consumers who are buying it. For instance, we might be able to assume most of the people buying it on day one are people already excited for the game. This then, makes it unsurprising that the initial reaction is positive. As time passes and prices drop it, and word gets around, others may begin playing it, and that is where we might see a backlash to the positive initial reaction.
It's not dead. There are plenty of people playing, but evidently there are some issues being had with people's home network (ie your Vita or PS3 through your router or something). There is talk about it on twitter, but I think they are looking into it.