I've come around a little on this game recently.
>Environments are large and traversed in multiple ways with a high degree of verticality. Each area feels relevant to its situation and location. Lacks the open world exploration of SR1, but good for a game of linear progression.
>Kain has a large arsenal of weapons available to him, along with various ways of attacking and killing enemies. Large variety of enemies too.
>Game world feels suitably lived in; wait near certain NPCs long enough to hear unique interactions, some also attack each other, inhabitants believably feel part of different factions.
>Combat isn't bad but isn't great either; 'Auto' renders it pointless, as you only have to hold the block button and wait for an opening. 'Manual' should have been the default to necessitate knowing how to fight. Fury/Berserk/Immolate also aren't very unique of one another.
>Highly atmospheric music and detailed game world.
>That said, it has some of the weakest writing and VA in LoK. It's very buggy, broken and the presentation is somewhat low-budget, but it has its moments.