Having watched the game (it's much easier to get to watch than to play at the moment), I found it very interesting in how it makes one think about how much we should sacrifice in the face of monumental danger. It fails in the points you got to: creating a connection with the villagers by providing their details; and by judging you in the end. At a younger age, from my very privileged position I would say morals above survival, for life is nothing without our humanity. Now I'm not so sure, and I really doubt anyone who would pick an answer with no second thought - especially since you're choosing, potentially, for every other human alive (which you aren't, but you can't be sure in the middle of the crisis - at the very least, it's doubtful you'll meet them anytime soon). There was the added dimension of the Youtube comments constantly calling out that he was doomed, he didn't heed the warning and failed to prepare... but he pulled it off, slowly fiddling with the levers the game gave him.
What I can shame all of you on is not mentioning the horribly tense music. Even while just watching, it made me constantly fear the impeding doom.