Directly translated, higurashi means "Cicada", which is a brown beetle-like insect that makes a characteristic sound. So why am I randomly talking about a cicada?
Hey, we're just hitting the tip of this iceberg here.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni itself spans 26 episodes, covering many aspects of this anime's mystery. In my opinion, it is definitely worth a watch. Besides, this series is likely only going for 2 seasons anyway (with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai as season 2). Most likely this new season will come here as well. Cheers.