Let me first say that I recognize this is not a game that a 40 year old man is supposed to enjoy. I don't mean that in some kind of "brony" weird way, just that this seems like a game for a much younger audience. But it's good. It's really good. It's like the Twilight series with a good plot, good acting, and humor that is actually funny. And believable youth angst.
What fascinated me the most about this game, though, is the fact that after Episode 2 there is a message that tells people that if they are affected by any of the scenes they can go to a website and get information about support groups. Apparently, there are support groups to help people cope with the emotional reactions they could have to games.
Which tells me that games are light years beyond Donkey Kong and Mario Brothers.