The problem with reviews, is that in many cases the game is over rated or under rated. I think that renting a game or playing the demo gives you a better feel for the game. However, I have no doubts about BIA. Most of the people who have written the previews seemed very excited. I think it will do very well in the reviews. First of all, is that it is something new and innovative. It also has nonlinear gameplay, good graphics, good character development, an actual storyline, advanced AI, physics, and many other things that are usually found in games that get high ratings.