After about 2 hours of single player I have to say this game looks and plays phenomenal. While you definitely have to use cover, it is much more intense and fast paced than I expected. What I thought might be a gimmick, the active reload feature is quite cool. The cover system takes about an hour to get down, then it all starts to click. Crank up the surround and the first time you fire your weapon your ears will be in game heaven. The first time I used the chainsaw will go down as one of my finest memories in gaming. Granted I havn't played multiplayer yet and this is an early impression, I think this is going to be the game of the year, unquestionably. Now, off to multiplayer. Oh, one last thing, I'm not a very violent person, but video game dismemberment is sweet!