I have asked that question a few times. There are ways to escape though. In one of the in-between train scenes, there was all this story telling, and a sing along and whatnot. It would never fucking end. I then realised I could get to the map on the train and just go to the next area. Toward the end of the game, it became a lot more cinematic / scripted scenes that went on forever it seemed.
I finished the game and got the good ending. I liked it, but I do not love it. Toward the end I was feeling the sameness of all the encounters a lot. Oh look, I am in a cave and its dark, I wonder of those spiders will be here. Oh yes… Oh, this is a one way jump down into a room / arena, I guess once I do, the now peaceful area will be flooded with monsters, and then it was…
I also didn’t like the busy work mechanics like gun cleaning, dealing with spider webs, and stuff like that.
Ill probably buy the next game if they make one, but it will be more like, “I am bored and have nothing else to play at the moment” rather than it being something I really want to play.