I highly recommend this game to any Lovecraft fan who enjoys board games. It plays well, has very nice components, and captures the spooky, shadowy world of HPL very well.
I owned the 1st edition and never played it- it was just too much trouble to find someone wanting to be "The Keeper" ( Dungeon Master). I ended up selling the game. When this 2nd edition came out, I instantly grabbed it, knowing that having an app be The Keeper made this game a, uh, keeper.
I rarely get a game these days that actually excites me, but this one actually got me fired up enough to not only paint all the miniatures, but also do some base alterations to suit my own tastes.
It took a few days before I actually played the game (finished painting the figures, reading the rules, watching videos on YouTube), but when I did, I was very thrilled with the game play.
My only complaint (and purely a personal viewpoint) is that the game seems to try to rush you through the house more than I like. I actually enjoy exploring the mansion but the game wants you to hustle through the place to save the world, therefore it has a built in "timer" to be sure you don't poke around too leisurely. I am aware that is the nature of these co-ops, but I would still like at least one scenario where the emphasis is less on speed and more on exploration.
Overall, despite the somewhat exorbitant price tag, it is a game worthy of a spot on your shelf.