I have a pathetically laughable story about my experience with the game...
I bought the game on Monday at midnight, but was too tired to pull an all-nighter when I got home. So, I went to bed with every intention of waking up and playing every spare second until I had to go to class. Long story short, I overslept my only opportunity to play for the last few days, and didn't even crack it open until this afternoon in my break between class and work.
I got home with about 2 hours to spare, opened the game, put in the the xbox, and watched the intro and cinematic scene with growing excitement. Until, my 360 came screeching to a halt and completely froze. I restarted it, and...the dreaded 3 red lights! Ahhh! My console suffered the predictable "hardware failure" and has to be sent to Microcrap for 2-3 (or up to 8 from what I've heard) weeks for repairs. Luckily, the fix and all shipping/handling is still covered under some clause of the warranty even though my warranty is generally expired.
I can't play until around the first of June if I am lucky - this sucks!
Mario Kart is fun, but it better show me some T and A with a side order of violent felonies some time soon. I can't take this for another month