Crackdown is not a difficult game. It will take time to complete, but that does not mean you will feel challenged. Even when you bite off more than you can chew, the game does not punish you beyond what you have already done to yourself. This game is way fun though. The first few hours are great, as you discover the layout of the city, build core stats, and hunt down the many orbs. But after you have the strength and agility maxed out, the game really crashes; hence, the crack loses its potency. This is how the game goes: you are hooked like a junkie, you hit the high, and then you crash. There is nothing in the game after you beat the 21 bosses; and then the achievement junkies can get their fix after that.