This game is a lot of fun. Very immersive, the artwork and game flow work well to pull you in. I played with 3 other people, none of whom have ever played a D&D or other rpg before and they all loved it. We've started on the first expansion now (the Marcy Case), but do to our 2 toddlers and various work schedules finding time to finish can be difficult. The designers do make it as painless as possible to pause and put the game away completely without loosing your spot. You just have to remember all the little tid-bits and clues you learned the first time through.
My biggest disappointment is that the plastic insert for the box that holds all your pieces (and allows you to put the game away mid-game) was cracked in a few spots the first time I opened the game. It is made out of a very thin plastic. For the price of the game I think they could have increased the durability by adding another mm of thickness to the molded plastic; it's still usable though. Hopefully it doesn't get worse. All the game pieces, on the other hand, are good quality. Some pieces (including the dice, I believe) are made from wood. The rest from thick cardboard. Nice board. Despite the size of the board and the amount of pieces, any dining-room table will be plenty big enough to play on.
I see a lot of people comment that it cost too much for them, but I'm telling you it is completely worth it. Easily cheaper than going to the movies, or getting dinner for 2, this game provides hours of unique fun. This should not be approached as just a board game. Think of it as an adventure that you take while staying in the comfort of your home.