Just DL'd and played the demo. Some highlights, VERY satisfying gun feedback, physics system (which is actually ulilized unlike Doom 3), damn good AI, and the graphics which need some definite fine tuning and optimization. On the downside, the whole "Samara"-esque (The Ring) scare tactics...resembles that of the latest string of crap horror movies that rely on cheap scares to carry the movie and not an actual sense of dread or impending danger.
Yes, it made me jump the first time...but going through the same sequences again was very annoying IMO and just filler. Overall, I think I'm getting this when it's released.
One very memorable "wow" moment was getting a nade tossed near me, when it exploded all the boxes on the shelf went everywhere and the hang-down light went flying wildly, casting light/shadow in all different directions, along with the amazing particle effects. Also, I had a very similar feeling of urgency when fighting the AI in certain situations, much like the first Half Life.This comment was edited on Aug 8, 17:23.