The game is great (I own it on xbox)
However, there is little to no replay value what so ever.
The story is relativity good
The driving is poo but, you can get your partner to drive
The game graphically looks really bad
overall, I'd say it's an okay game.
Looks really bad, you'd say... oh well, it looked well enough compared to other titles. I will play it for the story anyway, so replaying it is not an issue. Is the driving model worse than Mafia and Mafia II?
I really don't want to think about the "console port" part anymore, but when it comes to Rockstar, anything's possible, because GTA IV does not sit well at all with me. Same thing about the new Max Payne, hope they won't break it the way they did with the GTA, or else they should really design games for consoles only if they're so good at it.
Indeed, I have to tip my hat for DICE. Ever since they started the Battlefield series, Mirror's Edge and even NFS Hot Pursuit, nothing but praise for them. And I do remember playing one of the early STCC games, but at the time I didn't know they were responsible for that too.