This might be the most difficult 360 game out there. It has its problems, artifacting, glitches, save issues. Get past those and it is awesome!!! I assume the negative reviews are from those that want a game they can beat, and make themselves feel better about their "mad game skills". This is not it. It is extremely difficult, and takes strategy to finish it. It took close to 50 hours to beat the game, and I did 90% of the missions. If you like epic RPGs, this is a diamond in the rough.