You are totally right about Aiden, Patrick, but the story in general was so uninteresting that I largely stopped paying any attention during cutscenes. I nonetheless had an enjoyable enough time with the game.
My What's New activity feed only displays my own activity and never pulls anything from any of my 50 friends. I had a friend tell me they have not seen any of my activity show up in his feed either but plenty from his other friends. Is anyone else having this problem? Is it a PSN issue or is there a setting I am completely missing? I have played around with the privacy settings but that has changed nothing.