In case you didn't get it, i used that many full stops to show that i'm speechless! This has gotta be one of the best PS2 games ever made, and we're talking about a freakin launch title!!!
The only thing wrong with the game is all the videos, there are way too many for a game with addictive gameplay. But the graphics are so good i sometimes want to watch the videos, actually that doesn't make any sense considering the graphics are the same while you're controlling your character.
The game is fairly short but i only noticed that because i've finished it so many times. The great thing about this game is that there is a difficulty for eeeeeeeeeeeeeveryone, literally, there are six difficulties: very easy, easy, normal, hard, extreme and European extreme. With very easy being too easy for someone who's never held a controller before, and european extreme being nearly impossible for experts that have worked on the game for ten years. I've finished the game on extreme but it took me 6 and a half hours, but the game is only about an hour and a half long. i'm working on european extreme right now and can't even finish the playable intro mission.
There's not really much else i can say, the game has a great story, it will be confusing the first time you finish it, but do it about 4 times and you'll get it.