When I had first gotten Red Steel, I was impressed by the graphics but was totally about the controlling of it. It's pretty bad at first and is probably the ONLY reason why people say it's bad, because they just don't give it enough time for themselves to adjust to it. Iv'e read reviews, mainly the IGN one is like the backbone of reviews and it only really complains about it's controlling. But really thats the only issue, apart from the cutscenes which seem a lil cheesy to me
So if your thinking of getting Red Steel, go for it but remember to give it enough time for you to get used to it. I'm typing this forum as Iv'e just gotten off a good game of Red Steel and am coming around on the controlling.
A few tips on easy controlling: Sit back furthur away from the television. It helped a hell of alot for me. Makes it more smooth. Also, medium sensitivity aiming is probably the best. I put it up to high straight away and even after getting used to it, it was still awkard so medium is probably the best.
So far I'm liking it, apart from the fact it seems to be going pretty quickly .. I hope the multiplayer and online play will make up for the shortness of the game, but then again, playing it over again and getting better can't hurt!
Thanks for reading me rant! Hope it helps..