The environment is much more open than in the first title and the movement seems to be much more fluid. The Boss battles are difficult but not to the point where they are impossible and you wanna whip your controller through the screen. The ability to play as other characters is way cool. I haven't tried that out yet but am looking forward to it. The time it takes to upgrade your weapons is way too long. The items you can purchase also "cost" too much for my taste. Dante's acrobatics are much cooler. He can literally "bounce off the walls". But it is what it is...a really good beat 'em up game with cool dialogue and a great musical score.