I didn't like it at first. Not a Metallica fan so that might have something to do with it. Once I gave it a chance and learned some basic rules I was hooked. The Metallica music does work well with fast gameplay. I really like how there is plenty to shoot for at any moment and non linear gameplay. It's a tough game but has very reachable goals. Just a fun game and lots of great mods out there including colordmd support. Thinking of getting one myself.