I was very excited about this game. The graphics are jaw dropping awesome. The characters are really cool. The level design is great as well as the story. As for if the game was easy or hard that depends on how you look at it. If the fact that you dont have to wait for the level to reload after you die makes it easy, then I guess it was easy. I found it real easy to die all the time, in fact constantly over and over and over. If it wasnt for the vita-chamber I would probably still be on the first level swearing to the heavens above. I became very annoyed with this game after the first couple of levels. The playability of this game is not very good, to put it nicely. It takes like 3 days to switch between weapons and during that time your most likely to die if there is an enemy around. The enemies move way quicker than you do. The weapons dont hold near enough ammo to avoid the most certian, death during weapon reload. When confronted with more than one enemy or one big daddy prepare to be grounded and pounded and returned to your local vita-chamber. Weapon upgrades are virtually useless. Sure I expect some difficulty, but come on ! I will not be buying the next one if there is one.