From: Rochester, MN
Actually, to me the number of real major bugs upon release was minimal compared to many other products. The biggest gripes were just balance modifiers in the xml files that Sean and Erik took care of in the first patch. I do agree that they probably had planned upon adding other things like headsets and more "stealthy" missions in which to use them. But in spite of the lack of character development and a truly entertaining story line like JA2 had, I'm enjoying the game immensely. In fact, I'm still finding surprises within the game, especially some new phrases coming out of the characters' mouths.
Last night while defending the Crossroads, my own character blurted out while firing "Die you sonofabitch!" I lol, as I'd never heard him say that before in all the battles he's had.
It's not the second coming of JA2, but After playing through it almost all the way, I'm still ready for more. That alone speaks volumes.