Maybe with some more survival horror elements, or something. This game feels really one-dimensional by modern standards. Kind of a flat set of mechanics. It might have been seen as a really clever game on the PS2. It might have even seemed deep, and intriguing back in the day, ya know?
The game is presented nice enough, but it feels like a game that's ten years old, and has been "remastered" for the current generation. I suppose you could find this super enjoyable if you were looking to play an old-school game that was really cutting edge for its time, on a brand new system.
The story, premise, setting all seemed perfect for the type of game I enjoy. However, once I got into it, I struggled with character movement (what could be moved through, what could not, and the demons that sometimes seem impossible to kill or cause way too much delay in moving the story forward). If this game were more of an open-world game Assassin's Creed-like), I probably would have enjoyed it more. I just couldn't adjust to how the game was played and the limitations.