It is definitly living up to the hype... One thing in particular is the cutscenes... The graphics are nothing revolutionary but the dialog and animation is absolutly perfect... No cheesy cliched story line feed ins... The quality is almost that of a well directed movie... Its the complete oposite of the majority of action games from japan with poor voice overs and acting..
The in game graphics are excelent.... Way better than sons of liberty on PS2... It really takes advantage of the more powerful hardware..
The gameplay is also solid (no pun intended).. Ive only gotten a tiny bit through the game but even already ive noticed alot of little things that have been added to the game... Mostly ambient, for example when your in a level with a top camera view looking down through some rafters, you may see some mice running up and down them... its a nice touch.. and in intense moments that movment over in the corner can startle you a bit..
Twin Snakes is one game everyone needs to play regardless if youve played the original games already or not.. Twin snakes has perfectly merged the great story line of the original games as well as very good modern graphics... If you havent played the other games.. DEFINITLY start the series off with twin snakes... the previous games are officialy obsolete..