If you like the HOG genre, you'll enjoy this game - if you also love heavy fantasy and dreamlike visuals, you will LOVE this game.
Nearwood is definitely a cut above the average on many levels with it's excellent voice acting (voice acting alone can be uncommon), stunning graphics, pleasant music, and well-designed map/hint system. The HOGs had a really nice amount of variety, themed goals, and beautiful art. No cut-and-clip photos here! The other puzzles ran a nice gamut of difficulties, and this game went for the gusto with having actual 'boss battle' puzzles!
If I was to have any complaint, it would be on how they animated faces for this. It worked overall, but there'd be moments when characters would look downright uncanny or unintentionally creepy. I think it would have worked better if instead of mapping a whole face over a 3d model, they had 'layered' the portions of the face to come up with a more woodcut or conventional sort of animation. As it is the faces do distort weirdly a time or two.
But that's just one nitpick about an otherwise utterly gorgeous game. This is well worth the cost - happy hunting!