Just picked it up last night. One of the best looking games I've ever seen, that's for sure. The combat system is amazing and fast, when you pull off a nice move or combo it's really satisfying. Sure is hard as heck though, definitely a steep learning curve in this game. If you don't pay attention and learn fast you get slaughtered, even on the first couple of levels. Took me about five tries to beat the first boss, seven for the second boss, and ten or so for the third, that fat chromed peice of crap. But I know it'll get harder. I beat the fourth level, Tairon, and I'm at the drawbridge in the City Of Fiends level now. Obviously Vince has played it (now I know where you got your avatar ), but has anyone else? It's pretty cool, and a good challenge. I don't like that much gore myself, I don't think it's really necessary or cool to have everybody just explode into blood when they die, but I know I'm probably in the minority. I only got an Xbox about a month ago, been digging some Halo action until I got this last night. I'm going through Halo on Legendary, man that'll kick your butt. Anybody else dig these games? I also got Halo 2, but I'm holding off on playing it too much until I get really good at Halo 1.