I never played the first game, but thought I would give this a shot, because I gravitate to first person shooters. It was ok. It starts out a little slow, but picks up quickly. The graphics are great, and the game certainly has detail. I appreciate the little things, so this game definitely gets high marks in that department.
However, the gameplay quickly became repetitive and slightly boring, and I think I know why. The respawn point for a saved game is way too far back, forcing you to fight your way back to where you left off. Sure, there are temporary spawn points as you go along, but these are not saved when you turn off your machine. So, everytime I sit down to play this game, I spend half the time trying to get back to where I left off the day before. It's annoying, but more importantly, it makes the game feel repetitive, because it is.