For months I have been looking forward to this game. Quite frankly, I have been pretty dissapointed with the games released in the first half of 2003. It has been widely thought that this would be the next "killer ap" for the XBOX (has there been one other than Halo and a small window of Splinter Cell exclusivity?). However, constant delays have taken a toll and it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of anticipation about its release. I was at EB today and thumbed through the strategy guide and while the graphics were nice, i couldn't tell that they blew away anything out now. There was also talk of the aiming mechanism being slightly off in a demo review. I hope being labeled as the next Halo (kinda like being labeled as the next Jordan) is not the kiss of death. I wish there were more early reviews. It's the first game I've preordered and I hope I'm not dissapointed.