Thanks for the review! Got the game but after verifying the lack of online multiplayer and online game manual, I deleted it from my tablet and got refunded.
Also, though a big DT fan, I just had to disable the music as I could not focus on the game, I guess my brain is going into single task mode when listening to their music.
For comparison, the similar Uhr Warlords made a better impression (and, yes in there, the music from Demonaz was left enabled). Although The Astonishing has a few technical improvements over Uhr (like, zoomable board and 2D view, at the cost of 450MB of storage compared to ~100MB in Uhr) there are indeed many other digital boardgames with better gameplay/digital implementation.
If they add async online multiplayer I might reconsider but, as it is now, it's a pass.