Because the Sony thread was getting stupid, and reading the name calling was making my IQ drop.
So I played some of it, not much, but well into the second mission (maybe 30 minutes of gameplay this morning).
Short answer? Its good.
The voice acting is cheesy, but well executed (its an action film script so far, but the actors do a decent job with it).
The graphics are pretty mind blowing. The environments are very shiny. The AI even on easy seems pretty bright, flanking, using cover, generally trying to kill you, sometimes succeeding if you forget to play the game as its intended (using the cover system).
The cover system is intuitive, everything done with one button and a flick of an analog stick. The weapons feel satisfyingly heavy and damaging, though I only really have the pistol, the stock machine gun, grenades, and a locust pickup machine gun. The bad guys are decently scary looking.
faster than I was expecting from the reviews, I was expecting mroe Rainbow Six gameplay, working from cover to cover and slowly taking guys out. None of that, its a frag fest. I don't mind R6 gameplay, but furballs are definetly more my speed.
The game seems built for coop. You can invite a buddy into your game whike you are playing thru single player without stopping, they just inhabit your NPC buddy. THAT is cool. Its also starts out with "Press start to join" for the split screen coop.
Sound seems particulary good. A suitable music score, and nice environmental sounds coming from the surround speakers.
I have not tried multi yet, but the 3 deathmatch modes are intriguing, especially the protect the boss mode.
All in all, an excellent package. Good gameplay, a not uninteresting story, good voice acting. I'll play more, but my initial impressions is this is indeed a must have app for the box.
Let the accusations of schilling begin.