Honestly, I was dissapointed in this game. Granted, I haven't played the whole game and I doubt I will. The graphics are better and the battle system is also improved.
I find it painfully linear. Also, the previous game was in 'lost episode format', which I liked. So far the game is a weak, messed up retalling of the start of the series.
Maybe it gets better later on, but I have lost patience for this game.
I hope the third game is good.