Right. So. I'm glad I never got this game, woulda wasted my time. Maybe it IS overall better than the original, at doing what it's mainly for. Well, the original wasn't so ridiculously easy as he makes this one out to be, it actually had difficulty spikes at times that made it as much (dumbly) fun as frustrating.
The games are interesting in that you play an anti-hero in a The Hulk movie-like situation, where you're overwhelmingly powerful (grotesquely so) and rampaging, yet aren't the villain. But after the first game's been played, it's "been there, done that."
I might've gone for this, if it were about the original protagonist, Alex Mercer. I would've been interested in how his story develops, but apparently here he's become a bit of an antagonist himself, for some reason, conveniently giving us a replacement all-powerful sonuvab***h, a la vampire siring. Who happens to be a marine, OF COURSE. It was gonna be either that or a Delta Force, Ranger or SWAT cop, no doubt. Even a mercenary would've been more original (and you could still pretend that's why he can handle any and all types of weaponry and combat vehicles you come across).