Every now and then, you play a game that's neither here nor there. It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination. On the contrary, it's fun to play, innovative, and constantly surprises you with little experiences that you make you mumble, "Well, how about that?" to yourself with a little smile.
And yet, you can't bring yourself to appreciate it for what it is, fully, because more than just being a standalone experience meant to be relished, it's also a brief glimpse into a future where its potential is far more fully realized.