Wow, just finished playing the demo and I'm SO glad I have this pre-ordered at Gamestop! From the previews, I knew the graphics were going to be stellar, but the comicky "aeon flux" parts had me worried. Luckily, those parts don't dominate the game, and you get a really good sense of being in a huge, sprawling city. I like the idea of run & no gun gameplay. It's a very fresh feeling. The first time I had to haul ass up 3 flights of stairs to get away from the enemies was unreal!
The only thing that feels odd is running and jumping with the same hand, but I guess I can understand it since combat is all on the right hand. I did find myself getting lost a little bit too. I think this will be a matter of just getting used to the concept, but it's almost as though the game is TOO freeing. Being able to jump over/climb up nearly anything had me doing pointless things that were not the quickest route to my goal.
In a weird way, I guess that is similar to many racing games though. You have to learn the "track" to know all the good shortcuts.
I really can't wait till this game hits shelves though! EA deserves a lot of credit for this one. Totally creative, totally innovative, and it looks like it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun! Just awesome!