Not the most active forum around, but after just finishing the fourth episode which I guess became available tonight, I just had to drop by to give my take on it.
My initial impression is this is by far the best of what's available so far. In a way, it's a shame since the first couple episodes are alright and well-written, but somewhat flat, too.
This "episode" or case or whatever want to call it raises the bar in all aspects. Not only is the writing on par with what you'd expect from a L&O episode, but I'd go so far as to put it up against some of the better "morality" episodes in that the way the case wraps up really does give you pause for thought in its moral ambiguity.
So...congrats to the writers.
Doesn't stop there either. This definitely has had the most interaction of any case to date beyond selecting dialogue and answering quiz questions. Seemed it may have been slightly longer in length as well, but that could just be a false impression from the additional search scenes.
Also seems the trial gameplay's been improved somewhat over the last couple cases. Objection points seem to be better placed for the most part and it just feels like the mechanics are a little smoother.
One thing I did notice that surprised me; cases before this have always had either brief explanations of three or four objections at trial or a "reminder" to refresh memory.
In this case, I don't recall seeing the help window, which I didn't really miss at all. Surprised me though since Telltale introduced an objection of immaterial/irrelevant testimony which did play a role a time or two in trial, so...Some may be a bit thrown by it.
Otherwise, the short of it is Ep. 4 is utterly fantastic and I'm hoping the remaining three are at least maintain the same standards if they don't manage to exceed them.