Just played it's younger brother, A Victory Denied and really liked it. Now I am thinking of gettint this as well.
One thing that AVL differs compared to AVD is the play time. Why is that? I see there are same number of counters (1-sheet). I don't know how many turns, though. So why does it play twice that long as AVD does? Does it get boring because of it?
I think they both take about the same time depending on your experience with each game and the players playing them. You should get it. Great game.