I preordered the special edition and played the title on and off yesterday afternoon and evening enjoying the game quite a bit. Sure, other games have gore or what could be called "adult decisions" but there hasnt been a game or at least one that has been released in the US that has framed adult life perfectly like this title does. If that last affirmation doesnt resonate true with you then you simply havent lived...The character is a refreshing 32 yrs old with all the trappings that come with this time in your life: career...commitment, true commitment that is...friends @ different personal stages and ages as well as the ever present temptations a normal fella may face: too many at the local pub coupled with a longer than necessary stare at a hot bird.
The "puzzle/platforming gameplay is perfectly set in the main characters dreams/nightmares because what are dreams but extensions of ones concious problems, right? In these unwaking moments you are even asked moral questions/polls that are displayed against those on live who have answered...a nifty little slice of life regarding others' moral compass with respect to interpersonal relationships. This whole game is playing out like a socratic and freudian lesson wrapped in the shell of an amazing anime!
And the special edition swag is a coplayers kit...nifty nod to fans.