Just finished first four mission of chapter 2. And here's the review:
- Plot stopped working out while missions continued improving. Zero or Hero is an rare & unique mission that can't be found that easy on DYOM website. Apart from hitting up 100 Actors, Objectives & 76 greatly used objects, it gave the mission-pack variety and finally not overshooting. Everything was well done and balanced, with unique idea about mission itself. Killing guards, getting into truck, coming to submarine, diving underwater, getting into submarine and planting bomb was definitely varied & balanced.
- Second mission achieved uniques and good tips from previous mission. It was a fine heist, we were introduced to new character Frank which will make often appearance in next missions. It went good, without bugs, and it was pretty realistic compared some other missions from this mission-pack, and doesn't affect the story player have been through before.
- Rampage was a classic side missions that can be found in Vice City. It was well done and implemented, with very own feel of it. Gang's territory was perfectly made with objects and animations, giving it it's own feel. A great start with side missions in this mission-pack. Even though if it's not unique.
- And finally fourth mission. Although it was really obviously that Yakuza will attack while dealing, it wasn't that bad done. Mission isn't very difficult nor very easy, on that side it was perfectly balanced. But there was nothing unique about it. Everyone who played the mission would expect the same, nor it wasn't long compared to previous ones, but that doesn't affect the length since the whole mission-pack has perfectly length.
Although improving on many aspects compared to downfall last few missions from chapter 1 (bugs & overly unrealistic events), plot's status still didn't moved on. As i said: Plot stopped working out while missions continued improving. Those new missions added big variety (Zero or Hero) and balanced shootouts (First Heist) for the first time in the mission-pack, plus the previous good tips it was a big improvement, missions keep going better and better, but besides gameplay there's the story too?