If rating on story alone, I'd give it like a 4 and it's not worse just because it has it's high points while the moment-to-moment stuff is kinda just boring and most of the cast is just fucking awful and devoid of any real personality. Like the pregnant Jewish chick and the Asian guy, what is compelling me to really give a shit about them? I honestly think Abby's supporting cast is better, like the cult weirdos she helps out are characters I actually find fascinating.General consensus is that it’s mainly the story that drags this game down heavily.
All and all, I just don't see how Cuckmann could think this is high art and tasteful story-telling. He pulls off some of the cheapest tricks in the book like killing dogs, killing pregnant chicks, killing a character's family members. Pretty sure he thinks that sad-porn is good writing on it's own when you actually need to build things up and execute it correctly. I think he did this pretty well for Abby's dad but all other cases don't hold much water and just come off as Steven Universe tier " You better cry, faggot"