Let me start by saying that if you like FPS and horror games, this won't disapoint you. If you're a fan of F.E.A.R and Silent Hill, give this a try.
I honestly don't see the reason why so many people resent this game. One of the numerous complaints is that "Exploding enemies do too much damage." Certain characters have abilities to pick them off at a distance, so that they can't hit you.
The best part of the game was the storyline, which I found amazing. All in all, a worthy rent.
Wonderful graphics, spooky music, some amazing battles, and a squad full of people with unique special powers made this game a lot of fun. Liked it so much I paid gamefly to let me keep it actually! Very little in the way of puzzles or riddles along the way, but the straight forward action and shooting made it a joy as there wasn't much thinking required for a change. Just pick up the controller and devastate anything along the way with a vast array of weapons and "superpower" abilities from a cool variety of characters. Storyline had me hooked, and this should be a sure-fire rental for all gamefly members at some point before the sequel is released. Gamerscore was easy to come by as well even on the hard setting after inputting a couple of codes for unlimited ammo etc. Enjoy!