First thing I need to say is at the point of writing this have not yet competed the game. However after many hours game play I cant say I am as enthralled as I was with Origins.
The story characters and general game play just isnt grabbing my attention as much as Origins did. Firstly the story feels totally unrelated to the first which somewhat begs the question what was the point in developing a character from Origins? As well it seems to skip through time far removed from the events of the first game even though it seemed from the hype we were going to be treated to encountering run ins etc with the Origins timeline. Secondly the characters dont have the rich appeal as the characters in origins seem to have. I felt I wanted to know more and get to know more about the characters in Origins, where as in this instalment I feel like I really couldnt care less what happens to any of them. Finally the general game play just is not as user friendly as the first and doesnt fit the format. Also it all seems to be somewhat disjointed.
Other niggles such as text been very small and almost impossible to read in some of the menus adds extra annoyance. All adding up to a rather disappointing gaming experience compared to Origins.
In addition the signature edition is rather a let down content wise for those is us who do not have their PS3s online as the majority of the content requires redeemable downloads. Quite frankly what you get with the Signature Edition is minimum anyway.
Overall Id advise others not to rush out and buy this title at top price mark. Wait for it to drop and opt for the standard edition. If you hated Origins then you may actually like this. On the other hand if you really enjoyed Origins prepare to be disappointed.