This is one of those games that you either love or hate. Personally this little title became my all-time favorite game over the course of my first playthrough and I've yet to start a second one to follow it because of the large impact it had on me as a gamer and as a person.
Controls being ass aside, it's still the most wonderfully awful video game I've ever had the pleasure of playing and if you're on the fence about picking it up then just do it.
If you look past the minor issues, the game is an absolute gem. It's an emotional trainride to Hell and back and it changed my outlook on life so much, right Zach?