I've certainly enjoyed the experience thus far. Not a "hardcore" gamer, but I'm far more than a casual gamer. It seems to fit me quite well, and the pacing seems to be improved from its predecessor. Not to mention the graphics. Really beautiful. I've seen huge improvements to the weapons, and I'm maybe an hour or two in, so I can only imagine the weapons will become bigger and badder as I go. So I guess what I'm saying is despite these micro (perhaps they should be called macro, damn prices) transactions, the game has a ton of meat.