This game is simply outstanding. It surpasses most of its contempories and even 90% of the seventh generation games. Fast, fluid and intuitive combat and controls. It is truely a well developed sequal to the original that perhaps stands out as the defining graphical masterpiece of the PS2.
This game was once the pinnacle of rarity on the PS2. Reportedly less than 5,000 copies released in the states, and somewhat less than in PAL areas. I recommend you to get this as soon as you can, this reprint will not be in stock for long.