Final verdict--I liked the game, but didn't love it. I'm glad I played it, though. I can't really think of any other FPS I've played on PS2. The story was pretty cool, I guess. On par with a summer popcorn flick. I'm excited to see where it goes in the sequel, as the Helghast are pretty cool as an adversary. I just hope they aren't so AI-deficient in KZ2.
The other night I downloaded the Resident Evil 5 demo on my 360. I went into it with low expectations, and I wasn't disappointed. Capcom, and the Resident Evil series in particular, aren't known for drastically changing games up from iteration to iteration. RE4 was a remarkable exception, and it's extensive overhaul of the by-then stale RE formula was in large part responsible for that. RE5 is Capcom lapsing back into their old ways, the same ones that have given us 50+ games in the Mega Man arch-series and 15 or more under the umbrella of Street Fighter. Entire polygon models are recycled from a 5-year-old game, and the GUI looks like something they slapped together in Crayon Physics.
I'm sure people will eat it up, what with the online co-op and all, but it just seems sloppy, and stands out as another instance of Japanese developers having pretty much lost the plot over the last few years and the switch to HD.