I picked it up today. Starts off pretty epic. Graphics are jaw dropping. I'm still figuring out the new combat system and got my but handed to me on the first mission but the story so far drops you right into some cool stuff.
I wish I still had my save files from the first game. I built a new rig between now and then and forgot to save them so I am starting with the default story which is much different than how I completed the first game. Might have to give it another play though and after I beat this one and see how much you can change the outcomes.
Ok back to playing more on this later. :)