I just played ep1 and this is really bad and boring. what's with all the praise?
Episode 1 is a false flag in terms of plot tone.
That said, if you thinks it's 'really bad and boring' it's just not for you. Different people different things appeal. Unless you're trying to pull a Monster Hunter thread and start by bashing the game, but I don't think it'll work here.
It's a slow-paced, non-competitive, (mostly) low stress game where the emphasis is on immersion and storytelling. Later, some thriller elements are introduced, but they are offset with simple moments of everyday life.