I wasn't too convinced at first but once I played it in co-op with a mate I was completly hooked. First sandbox game to have online co-op and bloody hell they did an amazing job!
Jumping around the city Matrix style and blowing each other up with remote mines is infintetly entertaining and funny. Please don't write this game off as another GTA ripoff, it's absoloutly nothing off the sort.
I managed to raise my strength ability to max long before any other skill just because I tended to kick my way through the hordes instead of wasting ammo, one kick is all it takes instead of a few bullets, but firing at long range is still a must, but with rocket launchers and heat seekers this becomes easier.
My only critism is that it is too short (well, the only reason I'm playing it now is for the orbs (oi...agility and hidden - go wash your mind out :D).
But what a pleasant surprise of having a huge open world where you can do almost anything you want. Such a pick-up title. More like that please.
and True Crime's sandbox was great fun for the time, really made playing a cop decent.
Pre-ordered Crackdown as well, for the win.
> Oh yeah I take back what I said about Gears, I kinda love it :O
Heh, I'll get on and play some co-op with you when Telewest fix my connection. Apparently I've got overuse problems in my area or some stupid bullsh*t, so it seems the jumping in Crackdown was actually down to too many people in my area watching porn at the same time.
They're apparently looking into fixing it, god knows how long that'll take.
Oh and Halo 3 = teh suxorz!!1!1!