They actually pulled it off.
Fast-paced, a visual delight, and intuitive, the game's engine is definitely a step in the right direction. The game's plotline is a bit lacking, but hey, who plays this kind of game for the plotline? :D
Seriously, though, if you're at all a fan of action games along the lines of... uh... er... I suppose the only thing vaguely close would be Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time... I recommend downloading the demo and giving it a go!