Purchased this game Friday, beat it Sunday. I did not dig this one as much as the first one. The original writer was a genious with metaphors, and at the same time could bring you into the riveting story with 3 images and a voice-over. I’ve seen about 10 minutes of one Soprano’s episode, and I can confirm that New York gangsters really do cuss… but I didn’t think it was necessarey to add realism to the game by empowering the thugs to curse. I felt it detracted from it, merely because if someone is shooting at you, they are bad by default; you don’t need a dirty mouth to confirm that. The reload spin that you perform while in Bullet Time while cool, doesn’t really technically do much. Maybe I’m missing some other move(s) with that, as I skimmed through the instruction book, but I didn’t see the point. Making a sequel to anything is challenging, and the expectations were high. I must admit that the graphics were fantastic this go around, although, my settings must of been lowered because the explosions and fire weren’t as good, nor the audio. Still, the game was fun, but doesn’t hold a candle to the original masterpiece.