This game is one I have been looking forward to for a long time, The gameplay is a very lasting experience, Though the story is shorty sometimes I go back and play them again, because the CG's are a very well put together part of the story. The main story called the Ascension Rites(spelling) which put Anubis on the path with series of battles leading you up to the final battle withe Selket which again is story I beat in a day, but most unreal games don't really focus on the story anyway it. It focuses on the Multiplayer aspect of the game more than the single player, but that shouldn't stop you from getting playing the single player challenge which can get pretty hard and will eventually get you Raiden, I wouldn't say he's the best, but he's a really neat character more of a trophy than to play with. If you plan on actually owning the game I would recommend getting having Xbox Live first or shortly after getting it(which requires a broadband connection and a Credit Card). The difficuly is what i would say medium it can be hard but it can be easy depending on the bot setting or person your playing on Xbox Live. But it can get highly addictive I found myself cheating on my Halo 2 and not playing it like I thought I would. Graphics: I really think this is a very detailed games the stuff is not the big scenary items like in Halo 3 but enough detail that rarly but sometimes you can see the frame rate try to keep up. But if you know Unreal games they are a very detailed series.(though I do miss the rag-doll effect) Sound: It has a few of the great tracks you can expect from a Unreal game, that sport-rock to ancient Egyptian music(I would recomend putting the setting for music volume on high so you can maybe hear it but it's not as loud ad games in the past). I like Unreal music myself though I was kinda a bit dissapointed in the end of what music there was. but that's not going to make me lower it though because it's all taste. The sounds of Bloodsplatter is very detailed it sounds awesome. The sounds of the character screaming as they are shot at or being sliced is very good it sometimes loud that i can hear it from another section of the map, but not loud when you get near them to have to close your ears. Overall the value of the game is great, but you really need xbox live to get the full experiance, since not everyone has xbox live I gave that section a 9 instead of 10.