There has been allot of speculation about this game in numerous threads so i figrued I'd write up a good first impression of the game so we can "clear the air" about the quality of the title. I decided to bite the bullet and by the game instead of waiting for reviews. Something I dont usually do but I haven't seen a peep about the game since release. So lets get on with it........ Graphics: Ok let me get this out of the way now...this is not a tech demo for the X-box. The are some really large environments here. Most are modeled very well and have an excellent Star Wars feeling to them. Texture quality is rather bland and you can really tell this game started development on the PC and has switched platforms. There are some impressive reflection effects and water effects in the game and at times the graphics can shine but given the power of the green and black behemoth they could have done much more. The character models are a mixed bag also. Obi-wan himself looks good and he animates quite well. During the cutscenes where the other Jedi appear though I could swear I had a PS1 game in (yes the models are that bad at times). Enemy models are really simplistic and quite uninteresting. They are just there for canon fodder though so its not too bothersome. They just could have added a little more detail all around. Now the ever important frame rate. The game runs at around 30FPS and at times can jump up to around 50 -60. There are times though that the FR does drop below 30. Usually in really expansive areas with a good bit of enemies. All in all the FR is not bad but given the quality of the graphics this should be running allot faster. As you can tell by the above Im not horribly impressed graphically but its not a bad looking game at all but being that it is on the X-box it should have looked better.. Sound: I havent tested whether this is in 5.1 or not but I plan to do so and if possible update my impressions with the results. Sound effects wise everything is lifted out of the movies. From blaster shots to the John Williams score. Everything sounds right. No complaints here. The voice acting is absolutely laughable. Obi-wan sounds like John Lennon with a cold. Everybody else is just as bad. Thankfully there is not much of it so we can rejoice in that. Gameplay: AH....the important part. The gameplay IMHO is good, not great, but good. The right analog stick controls the saber swings and the left analog stick moves Obi-wan. I can see what the developers were going for here. Giving the player the ability combo moves with the stick is a great idea but its execution is a bit awkward. I would have preferred the left analog stick to move Obi and the right stick to control his view ala Halo or other FPS. Assign the saber attack to a button and then combo with different directional combinations. It would have made more sense and played a little smoother. That just MHO though. All in all though the right analog stick works well and the combos are neat. The only problem I've run into is how Obi turns. It can be a bit disorienting and takes some getting used to while swinging the saber. The right shoulder button controls the lock on to enemies but it really doesnt work well. At times you'll hit the button and be locked on and other times Obi will just stand there(UGH). I wish this would have worked a little better. The force powers on the other hand are AWESOME! You hold down the left shoulder button and hit a, b, x, or y to perform the maneuvers. You can force push enemies off of cliffs. You can force push objects into enemies(I like this one), and you can pull weapons away from the enemies (very satisfying). you can also force jump and do force saber attacks, and of course you can deflect shots back at the shooter. This is my favorite aspect of the game. Like I said the gameplay is solid. Its not gonna blow your mind. But I think its solid. Story: Watch the Phantom Menace. Same thing with an extra side story about some gang for Ob-wan to occupy himself with until TPM plot starts. Summary: Should you buy Obi-wan? If you are a big Star Wars fan and dont mind some of the issues with the game go for it. Its not anything like the abysmal Phantom Menace game for the PS1. The champion of this type of Star Wars action game is still Jedi Power Battles for the Dreamcast thoough! Excellent game! If you dont fall in the category above I'd say rent it first. For me, I'm enjoying it so far but I dont know if it is a keeper yet. I might be returning it for Silent Hill 2 Restless Dreams this friday (I was gonna buy this anyway) but I'll have to play the game a little longer. As of now I would give it about a 6.5-7.0. Again not bad but not great. I hope this is helpful for those looking to purchase the game.