I got it in the mail yesterday-saturday.....my sister came in to work (we both work at the same place) and i asked if it came and she said it did.
when i got off work at 8, went home, tore open the package, popped it in the xbox, set up my character, and played for 5 hours STRAIGHT, minus supper, which didn't last too long. =] best game ever? hell yeah.
the battle system is pretty nice, since it requires you to use strategy, and you can see your opponents health meter. my head hurts, haven't played a game straight like that in so long...must get some rest so i can play all day again tomorrow.