I think one of the worst things that happened to video games is when file sizes got big enough that the game makers weren’t really constrained in how long their cutscenes could be. The first hour of this game is, what, about half cutscenes? And they’re all way too long, just repetitive and flabby. Having to fit your whole game on one disc enforced some economy of storytelling.
Anyway, after like 45 minutes of setup, the first thing that happened is I was able to upgrade my pants to tactical pants, and that’s when I decided maybe this game was not for me.