It looks inferior, end of story. The textures are half as large in both height and width. Which means they have 1/4 the pixels. Objects have less polygons, the shadows and foliage are substantially worse, the lighting is worse and the game employs an over the top amount of bloom. I thought it was a fun game to play the campaign in. It's definitely better than what passes for a game nowadays(think CoD and DNF) but it's certainly not as good of an experience as the first game. What many gamers enjoyed about the first game is that it was actually a really immersible experience. A lot of the time when I was younger I would notice little details and say to myself "How do they do that?" Stuff like POM where it makes textures look three dimensional or the lighting godrays, or the the slight spectrum of colors visible around objects when viewing them through water. It was more of a sight seeing tour than a shooter game, but I enjoyed it more than I've enjoyed many other shooter games since. Hope that clears up some of our "QQing" about the game. If you have any questions let me know.