Once I installed the right graphics card, I had a lot of fun playing this game. I found it easy enough to get the hang of and found it shot my adrenaline right up there when I ran into a bit of trouble!
The basic format is you're running across roof tops, jumping, sliding, falling, rolling and occationally you end up fighting a cop or two, though generally it's better to simply run past the law instead of engaging them. It is not excessively violent, especially if you choose to run instead of engage in combat. What I think I liked most about recieving damage is if you keep yourself out of trouble for a few seconds, you return to full health. No searching for powerups and health packs, which is old and annoying. You do have to find some runner bags, but the game does not depend on this - you can still finish if you never get more than the first bag (which is a freebee) and all bags have a mark near by to indicate you oughta look more closely at your surroundings. This is helpful because you are on the run and you don't always have time to investigate every nook and cranny around you.
You also don't have to collect lives. You can die a hundred times, reset to the last checkpoint and go again. No playing for three hours, dying on your last life and getting sent back to the beginning. The frustration level in this game is low, but the challenges are still interesting and, well, a challenge. My only complaint with the game is it was too short. I finished it in ten hours. Would love to see a second installment that goes on longer. The concept is very cool and kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the game.