Unlike Arkham Horror where all the players collaborate, in this one, all the players team up against the Keeper, who plays the role of a traditional role playing game DM. The game seems to be trying to straddle boardgame, pen and paper RPG s and video games (it even has minigames). Maps are generated with tiles, and there are multiple endings to a number of scenarios (I predict many add-ons for this one). Here is a video interview with the developers:
Just in terms of looks it is pretty – good art, nice plastic minis, lots of cards. Plus the emphasis on storytelling sounds very nice indeed. Boardgame Geek is currently scoring it at average of 8.4/10 (which is higher than Arkham Horror). I am intrigued by the notion of putting a traditional RPG experience in a box to finish in a couple of hours. Price point is good too – Amazon has them for about $60, the same as a AAA video game release.