Just finished chapter 3, I think I'm about 4 hours in. This is my kind of game, I love Visual Novels and Adventures. It reminds me of the golden era of Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us).
I say that it gets really tense after 1 or 2 hours. Some choices are really hard, and the plot gets very. very dark.
I can't say it already beat A.I. The Somnium Files: Nirvana Initiative because I still need to play both more to make a final judgement. I'm pretty sure As Dusk Falls is a strong candidate to some awards at TGA.
Cool! So far I'm feeling like this is a suspense story and it's working pretty well for me. So far I'm feeling like the dialogue in general is better than is typical for this genre and that makes a lot of the difference in keeping me engaged. Sometimes with choose-your-own-adventure type games, I honestly lose the ability to suspend my disbelief, but not so here as yet, and the plot thus far seems very fast-moving in a way keeps you paying attention and it combines well into an immersive whole. Not being one to shy away from darker plot turns, I think I'm up for some. Looking forward to seeing where things go from here now!