As a Shakespeare and Elizabethan history enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this: the archly humorous musical interludes, the voice acting, the intricate stories and the details you need to keep track of, the impeccable pop-up art style, the colourful cast of characters and the rather sweet portrayal of the protagonist Simon Forman (though we get more than a few hints of darker sides of his character). I've never seen anything quite like it, and I'll look forward to playing back through it at least once more to see some different outcomes.
Potential players should be warned that notwithstanding the light touch of its delivery, some of the material herein deals with dark topics, including murder, torture, xenophobia and xenophobic violence, harassment and stalking, and sexual exploitation and predation. It's rarely anything stronger than you might find in a typical Shakespeare play, granted... but if you know how dark the Bard can get, then know that this game doesn't remotely shy away from those deeper waters either.
That doesn't in the least detract, however, from this addictive and profoundly funny gaming experience. Great work by the developers.