First off, im sorry if i offend you by this but the first one was terrible, When i played the first one i started off thinking this game is boring because there was no XBOX LIVE, just split screen. But this is the game that shows what a awesome game can be like, grahpics are awesome and sound is great but mostly what people play this game for is XBOX LIVE, and thats what i played it for, sure....the story is exciting, but, most of the people love there moments that they have busting ass on the screen, face it, thats why your reading my reveiw, just to see what its like on XBOX LIVE! Well, the answer is: The XBOX LIVE is off the grill! but your probebly gonna be called jackass if your a noob, avoid that by not getting imeditly to XBOX LIVE. Just practice with story or a friend. But i totally recommend this Sci-fi shooter, but mostly cuze of XBOX LIVE!