Mmmm, Gamespot gives the release date as March 2007, whereas in Europe it was released in February. I played it as well and although i liked the story and generally the game i felt dizzy when playing it and always got headaches at the end of playing. The way you see things and move your head and so on caused this but it's a good game overall, certainly deserved the 8.3.
"Cannot The Kingdom Of Salvation Take Me Home?"
R.I.P Cliff Burton