I wanted to make a point about how I personally find AH very easy and very haphazard, but find I don't have the energy to do that right now. What I will say, though, is I think there are a lot of people who appear to be doing EH a disservice by judging it on the face of a 13 minute video that was more about pretty pictures and animation than about the gameplay.
It does look a lot like AH. I'm not sure if we'll actually be fighting monsters in the same way because the video doesn't seem to mention that, only that there's the possibility we'll be fighting. In fact, I don't think they even show what the monsters will look like. It doesn't tell us anything about Other World encounters, only that Gates will open. Personally, I think there's a lot to be excited about here, not least because of the fact there is an actual investigation to be conducted, and my triumphs will be directly linked to preventing the Ancient One from awakening - it promises to give a level of story that AH really makes you work for. Don't get me wrong, AH is in my top 5, but it is rather abstract.
Basically, all we know is we'll be moving around the board; we'll be having encounters much like we do in AH; Conditions will be happening; and there will be a mythos phase where bad stuff happens much like in AH. It seems to me that most of the negativity about this game is grounded in the rulebook being 16 pages long, which is leading everyone to assume that it will be much much simpler than AH. Whose rulebook itself is only 24 pages.
EDIT - Oh, and I love ES, for what it's worth
Edited by spalanzani, 12 August 2013 - 08:43 AM.