I think thats pushing it, I mean, Dear Esther didn't single handedly destroy video games for a decade and get buried in a desert.
Only because the evil geniuses made it digital.
how is it a game if you just hold W
It's not really, more of a tool to allow for the "player" to get visuals for the story as well, as well as use timed scenic events just to give a story more flare. Oh, and the waiting for more story and music playing as you go builds suspense. I actually really like the idea behind it; but as Yut said it was pretentious and "deep". If they'd have just written a story and used the gimmicks at their disposal rather than try to pretend to be super deep and philosophical, I think I would have loved it.