Summary: I played the first one (X Blades), and I got to say that this one is an improvement. Graphics are better, fighting mechanics are better (reminds me of God of War), and for some reason, the developers decided to give the main character an English accent. Maybe they were leaning more towards a Lara Croft-y character. Boss battles are still difficult, and lots of mindless hack n' slashin' like the first one.
Summary: Unlike a prior reviewer stated, you can invert the controls for this game. In your Xbox system settings you can set preferences to the games you play. (invert or non-invert, analog sensitivity etc) As long as you have your preference setting in system to Invert, the game auto detects this and inverts the controls for you. (in full game only, not the demo, unless that has changed, doubt it.) Now my review.