Unfortunately this is once again a trailer that does not give me a true idea of the actual gameplay. Is this a walking sim or does it have actual puzzles? Anyway - I am getting strong Overlook vibes when wathcing the trailer. It seems as if the devs were true Kubrick fans (just watch the carpet in one scene of the trailer).
The game is purely a cinematic walking sim where you explore for areas/items that are clues to the mystery. It is a game in the vein of Gone Home, Tacoma, or Everybody's Gone to Rapture. However, with some minor use of inventory management like Soma. The only elements you might think of as puzzle like is using a sound device to find a location and the 1 or 2 items needed to be used in specific places to advance the story. Despite only using the sound device a bit the game plays better with head phones and it uses sound very well to play on the atmosphere. Creeks and groans, faint ambient music here and there, as well as other sounds.
Movement is not a slog. You can run so are not forced to move a leisurely walk the entire game like so many other walking sim type games.
There are dialogue choices within the game but dont know how they effect the over all story or if they change the outcome.
The story is decent and the visuals are very nice. I like all the 80's references and Overlook Hotel references and appreciate the effort put into that. It was nicely designed. There is a C64 like computer, 5.5 inch floppies, cassette and VHS tapes, and some 80s like posters. Specifically there is one that is almost identical to a Solar System poster I had when I was 8 or 9.
There are also nice historical references to the Montana region. I cant say how accurate they are. Not being from there, but they give it a feel of regional authenticity just on how they are presented. I got the same feeling from watching the Shining and Twin Peaks and playing Gone Home and What Remains of Edith Finch.
In short, it is a fun nostalgic game with nice visuals. It is fairly short game. I think I finished it in 5 to 8 hours and that was taking my time. But still worth the 15 dollars I would say. It was the cost of renting 3 movies and was about the same length.
My only real dislike of the game is that it only saves at the beginning of each new chapter. If you stop half way through a chapter you need to start over. Thankfully they are short.
Hopefully it is enough information to let you know if it is something you would like to spend the money on.