As much as I trust Kojima and have loved his games, I’ve been worried lately about DS. One thing that improved my confidence was the release date of 11/8. Sony almost never releases even their biggest games in the prime holiday slot, so this indicates a lot of confidence on Sony’s end.
Now, the review embargo has been set for Nov. 1–one week prior to release. Sony has only done this for the games in which it has the highest level of confidence. I also found it interesting that IGN claims they’re playing it already. Seems to indicate it will be a big game. My worry is fading into a strong optimism.