I went ahead, bit the bullet and pre-ordered this game. The first-ever pre-order for me and one of the very select few games I choose to buy for full price. Watched some gameplay videos in Youtube (Gamespots I think) and couldn't resist the urge any longer... The pace does seem a bit "slow" on the videos but it's worth noting at least the ones I've watched are from console gameplay. PC gameplay will be faster paced anyway thanks to KB+mouse versus gamepad.