I had to make a decision last week to either buy this or Left 4 Dead 2. I chose Left 4 Dead only because a bunch of my friends picked it up and were bugging me to play online with them. I'll either put this on my list for Dianna to get me for xmas or i'll just pick it up myself when i get bored with L4D2 and COD:MW2.
does it make you do the same shitty quests over and fucking over again like the last one?
No. The general idea is the same, but this one has a more linear storyline and that works out well. Obviously you're still going around assassinating people, but it is a better game. It's still good to use the viewpoints, but you don't have to do any specific investigation number like the first game. There is a lot of cool worthwhile side quests and exploration chances too.