I don't care for any peripherals,so "deluxe" doesn't mean anything for me.
I just want to play the game. No timed or arcade stuff that I can recall. The game is a tad creepy,but the storyline is very "edgy",somewhat sad at times, and at times very moving.
Environments,partially cell-shaded and extremely beautiful, are well-done. THe fact that there are TWO ways to approach "finishing" the game is a first for me,and should be applauded. One can "rush" (though it's not really a rush at all) through the game to meet the minimum goals (not giving anything away that can't be found out online)...still takes a while and you need to let the story sink in.
The alternate "goals" are to complete the various puzzles (Myst-like but not as obtuse)to "unlock" projectors (see online for explanations), which allow you (the doctor examining the patient's life) to delve deeper into the game's subject matter. Very clever in-game manipulation (objects, machinery,enviroment) towards the latter goal. I STILL haven't completed all the "projectors" (by way of solving things to gain access to said projectors), so although I did finish the main game,I"m still going back and re-visiting environments and still trying my best to solve some of the "puzzles".
In short,this gorgeous,mind-challenging and thought-provoking game can be easy to complete...or difficult. It can be somewhat short to complete,or,in my case...very long (in a good way). I'm doing my best not to look at online videos to help solve things.
Yes,I do have a top of the line computer (a gift given to me for long-time service to my television network,or else I'd still be using my 6-yr old PC which served me just fine)...so on my PC,the game runs without any glitches. I cant answer for playing this game on a lesser rig.
I DO know a friend of mine (I've convinced four or five other gamer friends and my brother to buy this game;it's THAT good) who does NOT have a top of the line computer (a Dell like my older one that's still very serviceable),and with some minor adjustments she got the game to run just fine on high settings.
Nowadays,you kind of need a newer rig to run the newer games anyway.
I cant really compare this game to any others. THe graphics have a unique look, the story is unique, the goals are,shall I say..."different". And the fact that two approaches can be taken to complete the game is unique as well.
THe most enjoyable game I've purchased in a while, and I hope this team makes more games.