In the end, the Single Player Mode decides it the game is any good
I definitely agree with you on that!
Everything I heard/read so far tells me the game will be great.
I'm rather excited about the game too, I can't wait for a demo! Wait, there is going to be a demo, right?
I haven't found any information whether there'll be one or not, but since there was a demo for TRU, I expect there'd be one for this one, too. The demo for TRU was released in 28th of October 2008, and the game came out on 21st November 2008, so I guess if there'll be a downloadable demo for TR9 it'd come out in... Mid-February? :chin
Oh, and my plans for pre-ordering Survival Edition of TR9 have been shattered. It's so expensive in the local webshops, a bit over 65€ + delivery fees. So, I guess I'll either preorder the "normal" edition (or whatever the one eith the least of exclusive thingies is called) or wait for the game to hit the shops (and first drafts of walkthroughs being done ). Not to mention the possiblity for waiting until I'll get it with some discount in some game shop, like after two years after the release...