I stumbled onto CthulhTech through an event listing at GenCon a couple of years ago and fell in love with the idea sight-unseen. I bought the core book and that instant attraction was reinforced. The book is orderly, well written and lavishly illustrated. There are many pieces of quality fiction to help share the flavor of the game and setting. And I don't care.
The game itself is more attractive than the sexy way it's presented. No, really, it is. The Framewerk mechanic is a fun twist on dice pool mechanics. The skills are well thought out and the mechanics work.
Mecha and Lovecraft may not seem like a natural fit but in CthulhuTech it works brilliantly. Grau and McKay have written a rich setting and sensible history.
Now for my complaint. Man, it is HARD to run this game and keep the stories properly balanced between horror and action. What make the setting and fiction great is the tension, fear and detail, all of which are hard to maintain in actual game play. When it works, it's great. When it doesn't it's only slightly above average.
I'd say CthulhuTech is money well spent, buy this game.
[5 of 5 Stars!]