Summary: People who've played the first one and didn't like it didn't want to try this game. They missed out. This game fixes a lot of problems with the first one - and even has the first one as part of the game. Of course, you could jump right into the second one, but this is good for people who haven't played the game yet. You can play the first game through with a tweak in graphics and no bugs. The story is great, characters... not as much.