I started hating this game right off ... the movie sequences had no flow into gameplay, the aim for weapons is wretched, hand to hand is horrible when gauging distance between throat hold or pipe hit! The obvious fluidity errors in graphics were up to par with systems as old as PS2 or even PS1 games like LEGEND OF DRAGOON. This game was lucky to get one star.
This is a disappointment at every turn. With this you can see there was practically no effort in developing the game itself. Even with graphics aside, the gameplay is extremely poor.
So you start the game up, everything is going alright, so the graphics aren't that good. You see right off that the storyline is going to have lots of twists. It seems like everything might be alright.
Then the gameplay starts.. andddd it's over. Everything from outdated interface ideas, poor enemy movement, unrealistic everything. I don't care that people found the story interesting, it certainly does not come close to making up for all the games flaws, and it certainly does not make up for the fact that it couldn't even touch 98% of same-style games in past consoles.
The combat in this game is some of the poorest of all time. Take the time to look around at some real combat reviews of the game. Chances are almost everything you hear about it has happened. If you can't do combat well, don't do it at all.
This is something that should have been made in the Playstation 1 era at best. And even then it's not even remotely good enough to compare to many of the titles back then, let alone now.
Director's Cut? He should have cut it in half and threw it in the trash. It's like the cheap dollar store version of Silent Hill