First of all i would like to say i have never played the first one and moved onto the sequel straight away. I was late getting my PS3 and never went back to that particular title although i wish i had now!!
I didn't really know what to expect but this game is utterly brilliant. I can't put it down, i've played games similar ie Crackdown and Prototype (both decent enough games) but this wipes the floor with them.
The graphics are great, the story takes you into the game world, the setting is first class, the controls are smooth,the gameplay is ultra addictive, it has story missions with loads variety and side missions that compliment the main story. All in all its a fantastic game
Best game released this year.