Despite its technical problems, Yakuza 2's story really kept GameSpy coming back for more. It's fantastically paced, constantly dropping teasers to keep you interested in what's going to happen next. In the end, it's a very similar game to its predecessor. If you're expecting major upgrades that improve on the original formula you'll probably be disappointed. On the other hand, if you've played the original and enjoyed your time with it, Yakuza 2 should be worth a shot.