I could see issues with that style of game, but for me "Heavy Rain" was a big litmus test for putting budget behind similar concept of story driven title with limited game play. Trying to think of comparison on handheld or from Japan that has been released in NA.
Phoenix Wright series, Jake Hunter, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors are all handheld games that fall into the adventure genre. The only difference is that Time Travelers uses full 3D graphics.
I need to get myself an assistant
'Two in harmony are better than one in perfection.'
'Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.'