I wasn't hyped at all and wasn't even going to buy it. I thought I was done with this style of game; the open world just hasn't done it for me in the past while. The quick look and Vinny stream convinced me otherwise once I saw how narrative heavy the game is and how alive the characters feel. So I caved yesterday and bought it, and I've really really been enjoying it. It feels like the GTA game I always wanted (I'm on the IV hate-train), and makes me feel like I'm in junior high playing a way better version of III. So yeah I'm having a great time with it!