My copy came this morning via FedEx, and I've been playing it for about an hour. First impressions: Graphics are really spectacular. But I expected no less than that from Team Ninja. The animations, the posing, the way their bodies react during play, are all really top notch. The deformable terrain, like the snow scene in DOA3, is also very nice, Sound is also well done. The voices are all in Japanese, but they're subtitled. All except for Zack, who is voiced by Dennis Rodman. Music is all catchy pop tunes, which I think perfectly fit the game. I find myself singing along with that Christina Aguilera song when I'm playing. Volleyball gameplay is simple, but addictive so far. Two buttons control passing and returning the ball. Depending on how hard you tap the button and which direction you hit the analog stick, you can perform different moves. It's very simple, but surprisingly deep IMO. I really like the way the girls react when they're hit with the ball at vary speeds and in different areas. Your partner also determines how well you do, in that if she doesn't like you very much, you won't do very well. One partner already ditched me so far. This is where gift giving comes into play, but I haven't really figured out the nuances of that yet. There are a ton of items that vary each day to buy, including swimsuits and other accessories (hair stuff, body stuff, etc.). The really good swimsuits are very expensive, although there are nice one to be had for lower amounts of money. The casino is a very nice addition as well, and only open at night. They have a pretty deep game of poker and blackjack, and a few different slots with different payouts. I don't know anything about roulette, so I don't know how that is in the game. I haven't won any oustanding amounts of cash yet, although I did hit 3000 on the slots my first try. Each night Zack drops off a present to your room. O far I've gotten a hat, a swimsuit and 2 videos. The videos were promo stuff for DOA1, and the "She kicks high." commercial for DOA3. Fun stuff. All in all I'm really enjoying it. The volleyball aspect plays a smaller role than I thought, but for what it's worth, the volleyball part of it is great. I'm very impressed with it so far. If there's anything you guys want to know, just ask, and I'll see if I can answer it.