I didnt feel that way at all, only can agree with illusion of choice but all their games had that unfortunately (not that it matters when you play it for the first time)
TWD had the most engaging story I've ever seen in any video game and had just great characters, super memorable. It also had twists so i dont really know what you're talking about.
The Wolf Among Us is a 10/10 for me as well and I just think that there is no match for Telltale Games when it comes to storylines. I get why people dont like this games because of pretty much 0 gameplay, but storylines ? Cmon, it's superior to everything else.
All these Witchers, Mass Effects etc. can suck their dicks when it comes to making a engaging story.