Frenetic third person shooter, highly stylized futuristic setting, smoking cigarettes while inside of a mechanical armor suit. Sounds good to me.
The demo is now out on XBL.
The game handles fast and loose. The camera sensitivity was too high for me, I lowered it from 50 to 30. Some of the systems are quirky, and for a good portion of the demo I wasn't quite sure I was doing it right, but it sorta clicked after I ran out of ammo on my first attempt against the boss. The game is pretty Japanese and hence will have a limited audience here. Mechanically it feels like the Bayonetta of third person shooters, but it takes itself a bit more seriously. As someone said below me, if the game is reviewed as being meaty enough I'll probably pick it up. I have a very soft spot for mechanically sound Japanese games, and this game seems to have the third person shooter down pretty well.
If I were to describe it using other games as touchstones I'd say it's Gears of War with a bit of Crackdown and Lost Planet. Some bullet hell thrown in for kicks, too.
The game's set for an October 19th release. I wonder if such an early demo is a good idea or not.