Sooo.....who's all pre-ordered and ready to roll at midnight on the 9th? I've had good luck with Steam so I've been bypassing the retail versions which makes life easier. Anyhow.....An early review from PC Gamer gives it a 94%. A couple of people I used to work with at a gaming site who've played it say that the gameplay clocks in a little longer than EP1 and the combat leans towards large open spaces similar to the latter half of EP1. The gameplay and storyline are (I'm told) more fleshed out and intense. Good news.