Having read a lot of the reviews on here I have to agree with some of the lower scoring reviewers in that the game can be very hard to get into at the beginining. You have to remember that your character has very little skill in anything including combat and its very easy to die a lot!! My suggestion to this would be to ramp the difficulty right back to very easy until your familiar with all the controls and combat situations and then notch it up level or two. Once i had done this it allowed me to get into the game and I have been addicted ever since! I have been playing this game solid for 2 months now and I still havent completed it! The game is massive and without doubt the biggest open ended map I have ever encountered you can literally spend hours just clearing and searching through 1 building and ther are over 150 locations to search for! Get this game and be patient with it and you will be rewarded with hours and hours of addictive gameplay! Best game ever.