I don't get the hate for this game, myself. A buddy of mine's in the Army, been to Iraq three times and yet he recommended this game to me and we blazed through it for some good times together. I mean, I understand it touches upon issues like 9/11, terrorists and other things... but it doesn't blatantly come out saying its a 9/11 simulator or something. Either way, great game, fun gameplay, Aggro system was genius and over all it looked/ran great. Hopefully The 40th Day is more tactful, I suppose, with flowers or something... since GameSpot is full of such sensitive gamers.