There's a truly solid foundation here, but a few too many things went wrong in the execution to call it a success. Although it remains a formula with tremendous potential, this is one experiment that needs to go back to the drawing board.
The Good: Revolutionary interface creates an unparalleled feeling of immersion; story and characters are well-written with lots of depth.
The Bad: Voice acting is simply bad; numerous glitches impede gameplay; extremely slow pace; non-ending retroactively kills the story; becomes increasingly unpolished the deeper you get.
Bottom Line: A terrific way to spend 6 hours but a mediocre way to spend 15. The interface is a strong first step towards a new way of playing adventure games, but only the most patient of gamers will be inclined to endure the game's other flaws and see it through to the end.