Reminds Me of Echo and Narcissus...
I, personally, enjoyed the game. People keep saying the game was slow. I didn't notice it being particularly slow, but that may just be because my computer is slower than the game and I'm used to slow moving characters.
The game reminds me of a story told by the ancient Greeks. Like many Greek myths, the story of Echo and Narcissus springs from the simple fact that Zeus, the top god in their pantheon, had a habit of sleeping around. The problem is that his wife was Hera, the goddess of marriage. As you can imagine, she didn't like those who broke their vows. And when the wife ain't happy, ain't nobody happy, even on Mt. Olympus! So Zeus came up with a "solution," if it can be called that. He had a good talker distract his wife so that he could slip off for a fling and Hera wouldn't notice.
Zeus enlisted the help of a particularly gabby nymph named Echo. Echo was apparently good at keeping a conversation going. So, Echo would drop by for a visit, and start talking to Hera. While the girls were having a good time, Zeus would slip of and have some "fun" of his own. When he came back at midnight, Hera was too busy talking to Echo to give Zeus a hard time about his other relationships. This worked just fine for a couple of centuries, but then Hera caught on. She was ticked, but she couldn't unleash her fiery wrath on the king of Olympus directly. So she put a curse on Echo, so that all the nymph could ever do with her silver tongue is repeat the words of others.
This brings us to the meat of the story, and the part that this game is most similar to. Echo had a crush on a human. But not just any old human, the aptly-named stud Narcissus. Narcissus was the most handsome young man in all of Greece, and also the most full of himself. He had no intention of having a long-term, committed relationship with anyone but himself. So Echo was set up for heartbreak from the get-go, even if she had still been able to use her voice.
Unfortunately, love makes people(and nymphs, for that matter) do stupid things. Echo tried to start courting Narcissus. But she was unable to say anything of her own. So when Narcissus asked who she was, all she could do is return the question. When Narcissus asked her to show herself, she returned the request, even as she gazed into his eyes. And when Narcissus told her he would rather die than let her have him, all she could do was repeat those painful words. That isn't to say she didn't give up, she followed Narcissus for days, pining for his love. He took advantage of her disability, making a mockery of her. Narcissus's barbed tongue took its toll on poor Echo, and like the character in the game, she slowly faded into nothingness. All that was left was her voice.
Unlike the girl in the game, however, Narcissus didn't escape justice. He had made enemies with other nymphs, nymphs with the power to call upon Olympus for judgment on the object of their desires. And the gods answered. One day, as Narcissus went to get a drink from a stream, he caught sight of his own reflection. He fell in love with himself. He reached out to touch himself, but his hand met only the water. In that moment, he knew what it felt like to love something he could never attain. He spent the rest of his life gazing into his own eyes, slowly dying of starvation.