I think it fares well against the 2 other games given that every game had flaws and strengths.
This one doesn't make a lick of sense, as the only character who actually attempts to commit suicide in that game is Finnel, and even then, that chase sequence doesn't last beyond a few minutes.
Ooops you're right, I confused the scene. I indeed meant Finnel.
The thing is, this whole scene is just before an important path decision. Meaning if you aim for the Saki/Finnel bad endings, you have to do this TWICE and then a third time to carry on with the game (and a fourth if you want the other heroine true ending).
If they had made all those cutscenes skippable, it would have been godsent... but nooooooo gotta watch the whole thing and start having ulcers.
I still only hate Saki though.