Wow, whlist this may not be the best game this year it has so much going for it that so many gamers simply won't 'get'.
Based around the 7 split personailities of wheelchair-bound Harman Smith, each one an assasin with unique skills, the player is taken on an incredible ride.
The story deals with, but isn't bogged down by many different and sometimes disturbing threads; the killer 7 aren't the most amiable of groups of people you could care to meet and the other degenerates who populate the beautifully created world aren't the most normal either. Ghosts, psychos, sickos and gimps all join the cast.
The gaemplay is actually very simple, press a button to move along a pre-set path and choose whoch way to go at junctions. There are very simple 'which character/which object do I need here' puzzles and basic first person shooting sections, but the real joy here comes from the beatiful environments, almost David Lynch-like storyline which confuses and entrances in equal measures, and the soundtrack which ranges from brilliant ambiant pieces to jazz.
Grand Theft Auto this is not, and so the vast majority of people won't touch it, but if you're up for something a little bit different with strong characters and a proper messed up story then give this a go. It IS a game, but it's more of an experience.