The graphics are phenomal! The sound is the best i ever heard, its really surrond sound. The story is very good. I havent beat it yet i've only played for a couple of hours, but i've heard that this game can be beat in less than 10 hours. That the only reason that it got a 8 i believe. If that wasnt considered it would be at least a 9 easy. For those ppl that have full-time jobs, and can only play 1 to 2 hours a day. This game wont be that short to us. If you have doubts about buying only because the time length is in question, then i would rent it or play a friends copy and see how Amazing it is. You could play this game over and over and make up for the short time and still get your moneys worth.