This is my first review, I hope it will be helpfull.
If you've seen Higurashi no naku koro ni and higurashi no naku koro ni kai and liked them U will probably enjoy this anime 2.
Only Umineko has more magic and fantasy in it than Higurashi wich is why I found higurashi a bit more mature.
Umineko no naku koro ni is made by the same ppl who created Hugrashi no naku koro ni.
Story: Kinzo , head of the Ushiromiya family, had 3 months left 2 live. 8 of his family members gather on the Island he ownes for the for the annual family conference, where the
adults plan to discuss how Kinzo's assets will be divided once he is dead.
On the first night of their stay one of Kinzo's grandchilderen, Maria, shows up with a letter and says that the witch Beatrice gave it 2 her. In the letter Beatrice tells them that if they do not solve the epitaph they will all die.
The story starts off interesting and catches Ur attention right from the beginning. It has the same confusing effect just like higurashi. It also keeps repeating what happened in the first chapter but its slightly different, just like in higurshi. I wonder what kind of ending Umineko will have.
Art: I must say that I didn't really like the art. eventho in higurashi sometimes U can bearly see the characters' noses in Umineko they focused so much on the details that e became creepy. Especially when Maria makes her laugh and they make a close-up on her face.
Sound: nothing that I can really point out.
Characters: U mostly follow Battler but overall U don't get 2 knw much about the characters yet. In episode 1 he introduces the other characters and what kind of relationship he has with them but U don't get any background information about them. Atleast not yet (so far episode 8 is out).
Enjoyment: So far I've been having the same feelings I had when I was watching Higurashi. U have no idea what's going on and its a bit confusing. Only at the very end do U understand what has been going on. I like this because U keep questioning everything and keep trying 2 solve gthe mystery by yourself, only 2 get all ur guesses wrong as U keep going further in the serie.