Cons: Repeat, repeat repeat... that is what you will do. You have to continually retrace your steps fighting the same things as before over and over to build up points. Also the mapping is horrible you have to memorize or draw out the maps yourself.
Summary: This game was worst than expected. It is extremely hard to get around places without it taking you about a half an hour. Also, the trailers make the game look way better than it actually is. I would suggest not getting this game unless you like spend months trying to beat a game. Also, the storyline is pretty much the same, so even if you do want it, I suggest getting the first one used. Another thing was the difficulty.
Summary: This game is one long grind after another. The inability to get to areas without having to trudge through map after map, avoiding encounters along the way, really takes away from the enjoyability of the game. In the beginning, it isn't that much of an issue as you do not have to venture far from town for the missions. As you progress, however, you are forced to take longer and longer hikes through map after map to get to your mission area.