I have not been able to play the demo yet, as it requires that you have a video card capable of 1.1 shading effects (I am waiting to but a new video card when HL2 and D3 come out as well), but what I am hearing from people about the game really makes me worry. It sounds like they have just made a console game and ported it to the PC. They say that it is dumbed down (i.e., there are no different types of ammunition, the same bullets for all guns), the controls are clunky, and the graphics are all set for a low resolution television.
But aside from that, the most important is that there is no locational damage.
HOW CAN THERE NOT BE LOCATIONAL DAMAGE?!
That is an indisputably integral part of DX! Getting that head shot for a silent kill, or slowly sneaking up on someone so you can get them with the prod just right. Getting zapped in the arms so that your aim is crappy, getting hit in the head so that your aim is crappy and your vision is blurry. Loosing a leg, so that you can only crawl.
Without locational damage the nonleathal weapons become pretty much useless and you are reduced in the game to either full guns-a-blazin or mind-numbing complete “Thief” sneaking.
I doubt I will now purchase the game.