This is an amazing game that requires skill accuracy and adaptability, and if you liked the original you will definitely enjoy this.
However, this is not an easy game, nor is it meant to be. You have the freedom to carry out each mission how you want to through the direct control of 3 other squad members and the ability to roam anywhere and utilise any weaponry vehicles or helicopters you come across.
Easy mode gives you the less realistic assists with an enemy radar and a constant objective or way-point marker. Also on easy your squad heals or reappears at each way-point. (what else do you need to make it easy). On hard setting you have no radar or way-points and nobody heals automatically. You must heal them or order them to heal each other.
This game takes a little while to get the hang of but so do all good games. Once you have found how to control your teams fire, stealth and assaulting methods you will be unstoppable and thoroughly enjoy single player mode.
Weapons and equipment are excellent and there is a good variety of different mission styles and objectives. All vehicles can be mounted and controlled. you even get the choice of seating position.
Hint: Read and follow the mission objectives accurately and you will find the missions more interesting and much easier especially where you are instructed to avoid contact.