First time I played it did not make much sense to me either. Sometimes you have to play something more than once to "get it". The 2nd play through, a white robe player stuck with me throughout the majority of my journey. They showed me the nuances of the game, using chirps and dancing movements. At the end before we walked into the sky, the player stopped and bowed to me then drew a heart. I was actually sad to be at the end of our adventure and did not want it to end. Give the game a chance, play again and do so without comparing it to other games. You might grow to love it, like I did.