First of all let me say this game is good. The graphics and fun factor are awesome. However I must disagree with some people giving this 5 stars. This rating is also based solely on the offline campaign I am yet to play online but have heard good things so perhaps my rating is a bit premature.
Firstly the general controls are a bit sluggish and movement is slow but you soon get used to them and the look sensitivity can be changed.
Secondly the combat i feel is poor. All it is, like I suppose most hack and slash games, is just constant mashing of square with a couple of triangles thrown in. The combos are all very simple and it is easy to play. However I feel if they would have spent a little bit more time developing the combat system more this game could of been a suprise entry for game of the year. For instance there is no blocking so any enemy attack that comes your way will damage you and I feel this could of truly been added to by including a way to counter attack your foes. Also there is no way of taking cover behind things ie a simple change of stance. These things could be added with a simple press of a couple of the buttons on your ps3 pad. To me the combat system seems a bit lazy and is the only reason im marking this down. But then I suppose the simplicty of it is a plus in a way.
But as said earlier if you can get past those things then the game is great. Great graphics, great story line and more enemies than you can swing your chain sword at.
Overall I would recommmend this but only at the price it is on here.