Let me start off by saying that I was really looking forward to the game, and at first glance, the storyline seemed interesting and the gameplay seemed extremely clean. While the gameplay IS solid along with the controls, the storyline quickly becomes very cliche and predictable. They miss a lot of opportunities to make this game GREAT instead of just above average-to-good.
The difficulty--even at it's hardest setting--is pretty easy. I rarely used health vials and mana potions I only started using after I realized how many I was coming by and passing up. Too few powers and half are useless aside from pure novelty.
It's still worth renting, the gameplay and tight controls make the game. But to anyone thinking about paying $60 for this game, NOOOT even CLOSE to being worth it; I got so bored with it after beating it once and replaying it for stealth achievements just didn't feel worth it.
Great Game, loved that your decisions determined different outcomes. If you like Bio-Shock or Any games in the Fable series its a must play. Kill scenes are awesome and I really couldnt put it down. I woke up early on my one day off just to beat it, keeps you in the game the entire time. Wouldnt recommend playing in front of small children, intense violence. MUST PLAY!