As Cthulhu mythos fan and a fan of the original board game, Elder Sign Omens is a great game.
-30 investigators, many more options than in the board game and more unique abilities
-unique Old Ones abilities, the board game had abilities but they only ever added a specific die/glyph roll to effects. Omens make this much more varied and therefor different from each other
-Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Ithaqua have engaging multi-stage challenges that spike the difficulty, great for when you need a real challenge**
-Many more adventures that in the table top version, more other worlds and monsters as well. There are a few basics that will pop up in most games but almost every game will be different
-Very nicly done graphics and music, they set the tone of uncertinty that follows Cthulhu mythos
-Each adventure and monster has a sentance or two in lore that explain the situation,**
-This game is hard. All the tabe top games in the series are suppose to be difficult and this is no different, enjoy the challange
-30 investigators, that is a lot of abilities you need to learn and balance, also several of these are locked untill you have met in-game requirements
-Single player only... you are required to use all 4 investigators, while playing solo allows you to think out your own stratagy the system begs for a multi player, but unless you have friends who all want to sit at your screen, too bad
-The tutotial sucks, many things are half explained such as the glyphs are based off the d6 dice used in the table top version (hint there are NO terror/tentical glyphs on red/yellow) watch this: Table Top Elder Sign
for some help
-This game is hard... I mean really frikkin hard. The format allows for a much faster version of the table top game but this is by no means a casual experiance. The dice/glyph rolls are random, as are the adventure and some mythos/midnight effects. after a few games in a row that all lose because of bad luck will have you cursing the ancient ones names. I suggest the occasional rage quit and some L4D2 stress releif before returning to kick thier butts down hard.
-If you are a glutton for that really hard game play the Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Ithaqua specialty campaigns have extra rules and requirements above and beyond normal game play
-The Lore sections on the adventures and monsters is never even hinted at in game, clicking the monster or adventure NAME after starting the adventure will show you the lore