Crackdown 2 is a great game, but not one without some glaring flaws. It would have been nice to see more from it -- more polish, more work on the design, and a lot more work on the controls. You can’t help wondering what Ruffian did with all the development time they had, because it feels like they just threw a few twists into the game you saw three years ago.
What ultimately saves it, though, is what saved it the first time -- it’s fun to be an awesome supercop, and it’s even more fun to be awesome with friends. Despite the quirks that rob it of the heights of true greatness, Crackdown 2 is a good time, and it's still very much worth the price of admission.