i played a demo at a local electronic boutiqe, and i was BLOWN away. sure i was only able to play for about 10 minutes but that was enough to convince me... i was skeptical about it being first-person but after playing games like counter-strike for so long, the view easily became second nature. the controls were a bit hard to get used to but i'm confident that after an hour or two, i should get the hang of it. heh.
its scheduled release is monday 11/18. if you own a GC, this is definitely a "must have" title. i only wish i had 1)money to buy it and 2)time to play it.