I want to blame the fact this game was sucky on the fact I didnt play the first one, but alas, it was just sucky.
There were some parts of this game where my wife and I coudlnt jump on roofs until after like 4895749058 tries because the game's interface is so bad.
The kills, etc are kind of fun but the game falls into failure somewhere betwen God of War and Castlevania titles.
The story is OK - but the developers seemed more interested in pushing out another gore filled, thin plot title with a big busted woman to keep the teen boys happy. There was so much cool stuff they could have done with a vamp type female character but they went for girl on girl suckville over anything remotley interesting....if/when they make the mistake to release BR: 3 im sure it will be even worse.
Here again the game is hard for all the wrong reaons: poor cameras, sloppy interface rather than it being good AI or a hard game.