This was a fun and interesting game, but as one of the few people to actually play the original Sin and Punishment it was somewhat disappointing. It is still a good all-around game, mind you, but I would recommend buying the original on the virtual console instead. Star Successor is still worth a try at least once, but it is certainly not for everyone. It still isn't as good as the original, but you can say that about a lot of great games. At the very least, it is a great sequel.
I had a wonderful time with Sin & Punishment, although the story was not the greatest, the dialog was not the most polished and I'd even say the main character design was a bit awkward looking. None of those issues can take away anything from the solid game play I experienced. The game is not loaded with power ups or much other distractions just you, a gun, and your enemy. Sin & Punishment resurrects the almost forgotten Panzer Dragon Orta style of game play, tweaks it up and rarely does the action get old.
this is one of the greatest games of all time especially if you like an intense shooter. one great thing i like about this game is that you get unlimited ammo.i mean its better than just having to reload over and over again. id highly anticapate you renting this game from gamefly,cause buyin it would be a waste of your money this game only has 7 stages but dont think its short these stages take like an hour .but dont worry you can stop at any time with the autosave.theres my review of the greatest game of all time sin and punishment:star successor.