And it has surpassed them all! The world is so rich with detail. From the landscapes to the people who live in it. It's like this isn't even a game. It's an entire world trapped within the confines of a disk. There are so many improvements over past games. From the character animations, to the combat system, to the inventory, I could go on for ever. Sure, it has its share of technical difficulties. The worst I've seen was a character who appeared to be eating something, yet was holding nothing in his hand. Despite minor nitpicks such as this, I can already tell this is the most amazing game I've played so far this year. GOTY!!!