Got my copy on Friday from Amazon-- interestingly the local stores I checked (Walmarts mostly) did not have it. I am four hours in. The game is beautiful, the music is top notch and the script is very well done. This is a game done by someone who (like me) thinks that the Wind Waker is one of the greatest games ever made. And it is a tribute, not a rip-off. The graphics are fantastic, and the atmosphere is great. The NPCs are well done and Zelda-like. It seems like it was easily worth $40. Now for the downside-- the controls are not great. Not at all. There is no consistency and no forgiveness to them. I just bought a move in the dojo-- the four swipe reflector technique. I listened to the dojo teacher, I read the scroll. I made the move as instructed-- it did not register. Eventually it does register, with the SAME movements. I'd say it registers about 3 times in 10, with identical movements. Same goes for fighting. Although I have gotten better at it, the horizontal brush slash is incredibly inconsistent. About half the time a horizontal slice coats the enemy in black ink, and does not register as a slash. For no reason that I can tell. I lost to the first drumming enemy about 10 times because of this. Although I think this is a AAA title, it is not a AAA Nintendo quality title, due to the control issues and the non-disguised loading times. If anyone has tips for control, let me know. I am old, and far from a 1337 gamer. It is entirely possible that my inherent lameness at games is handicapping me. Thanks and I'd like to hear what this forum thinks of the game.