First off. Is this a brand new FFG IP? Second I kind of noticed that some for the threats tend to hint that the game has problems. Are the problems major?
Ok, I just finished my first learning play-through. So I'm still raw but here are my impressions.
I have had this game for a long time now but I didn't touch it because of so many posts about how complex it was or comments about it being broken. So far I haven't noticed any broken mechanics. In fact, to me, it seems exceptionally tight. And as for complex, it's no more complex than any other FFG game I've played. I'd actually say Descent is more complex.
Here's something else I noticed that was different from all of my other FFG games. I actually enjoyed reading the manual. The more I read the more it amazed me. Everything struck me as just plain cool, smart and devious. Of course I had some questions (for you which you can see some of my posts here) but that is the same for soooo many FFG games :)
As I played my solo learning game the mechanics started to feel simple and not complex. Sure there's a lot to remember like taking a light or dark card when moving to a ritzy or shading location but that's ok.
Here's what seem to be complex; the strategy. Chess is easy to learn but hard to master. I feel the same about Android. Personally, I don't at all mind the strategy being complex. This is what will keep this game fresh. So many play through's will be all about learning consequences and see new opportunities.
Some poster were talking about comparing it to other games. I honestly can't think of any game that is like this one. Some have said Arkham Horror and that's seem like a fair comment. I totally see why but I just can't put my vote there.
Here's a thought for down the road regarding re-playability. Think about your fav. FFG board game and imagine what it would be like if you didn't have all those expansions available for it. Do you think you would not have played it as much? I'm sure I have played Runebound a ton more than I would have if I didn't have so many expansions for it.
Android could really really benefit from add-ons. Adding more Detectives, Suspects, Personal Plots and Murder Scenes would inject so much new life into this game. But I know we're all worried that FFG might not do this. Hopefully it's just an unfounded fear.
I am excited! I'll post more impressions after I've played with my group.
...oh yeah! Your question. Yes, I think you should buy this game. If it's caught your eye and strikes you as really cool (as I think it has) then I do think you will enjoy it.
I Love the idea of this game, bit I can't imagine ever finding anyone else that would like to play it!