First of all let me start off by saying that this game is not for everybody, and that's okay because those that don't like it, probably will never play it. The game has a very interesting concept and is very storyline driven. The story pulls you in and you begin to care about the characters, which makes it really intense when a character is staring death in the eyes in the game, and if you mess up there is a chance that your character might be dead for good in the story. As for the sound, the music really goes with the moods of the game. The graphics are top notch, even though there might be some slight blemishes. The way the faces of people are portrayed and expressions and everything, I must say is the best I've ever seen in a videogam; the absolute closest we have gotten to real life. The gameplay and controls are really nice and intuitive and everything works just fine. The use of the SIXAXIS remote is also nicely incorporated. My only major complaint about the game is the camera. There are some parts where the camera just doesn't cooperate, but it still works out in the end, because it's worth getting through the camera troubles to play this amazing game. Once you get hooked on the story, there's no way you'll put it down.
This game was AMAZING. I was ecstatic to see that the story surpasses the gorgeous graphics, and the gameplay is very engaging as well. Every room is absolutely beautiful in visuals and design (the bonus's include 10 galleries of concept art) and you grow to know and both suspect the very characters you play as. Near the end (this game is in no way short, keep in mind. I was playing religiously, glued to the TV) there were a bunch of absolutely jawdrop moments (including scenes written better than most movies I've seen) that took me completely by surprise, and yet made perfect sense with what I'd seen so far. There's also a bunch of moments in the game where I had to sit with the game paused and think about what I should do in very moral decisions. This game ranks in my top 5 games ever played, no doubt. It exceeds my expectations both graphically and in substance, and I'm definitely giving it another couple plays.