I don't know what to tell you when you forget how to play the game... it just doesn't sound like your type of game. It's more about the story than the gameplay. I found myself addicted to the game. I liked the presentation.
That's what most people would say when playing just a few hours of the game. Episode 2 is by far the most repetitive part of all and could give many the impression that the rest of the game would be just as boring: run along linear pathway, game constantly throwing same old Takens at you. Just continue playing and get past the intolerably super long Episode 3 that is just as repetitive. Episode 4-6 is when the game really starts picking up with good action.