I know I'm a little late with this game but I just bought it a few days ago. Saw it at CompUSA and decided why not. I loved the first so this one would probably be fun as well. Well I have to say it's a lot better than the first one. I play networked multiplayer on a LAN as well as single player and it really has an awesome "immersive" feel to it. You really get taken in by the vastness of the game. It's a HUGE game. I estimate it would take several full days of playing before even being able to visit most of the areas. Even then I doubt you could find everything. It's just that big. I really like the style of gameplay that it offers. It feels a lot like the Baldur's Gate series which I also loved.