It's just one episode, so you can get through this first chapter in a single, three-hour sitting. With four monthly episodes on the way, though, it feels like just the right amount of piratey-goodness. But perhaps most importantly, Tales retains its timeless humor. The silly plot and horrible puns will be just as groan-inducing years from now as they are today.
It may not have the immediate replay value of a multiplayer shooter, but like every Monkey Island game, after you've played through once, you'll want to revisit the game again sometime soon. Whether or not you've ever experienced Monkey Island's ridiculous puzzles and eccentric characters, this is a great opportunity to explore the reemerging world of adventure gaming.