Got the game this morning, just finished playing the first 5 levels of this game. I like it better than D3. My Pro's: Less of the constant small corridor fighting. More thinking of when is the best time for you to use your aquired powers (aka a little less mindless shooting). There is also less listening and reading PDA's as well, which helps speed the games progress. I've only had to backtrack for 1 PDA so far so you don't run in circles quite as much looking for a way to open a door as I was in D3. My Con's: So far the only really negative things I've experienced has nothing to do with gameplay and has to do with performance. After playing about 2 1/2 to 3 levels the game seems to just lag like hell every time a door is opened to go to the next room. I don't know if it's page file use or what, but only a reboot seemed to fix this for me. Not something I'm used to doing with 1GB of ram. Hopefully I can rememdy this somehow in the near future. Overall it seems like a much less tedious game. Is it as good as FC or HL2? I'm not sure about that, but I do already like it more than D3.