The setting's the same. The story's the same. The good guys and bad guys are the same. Most of the weapons, armor and gadgets are the same. You're still in Vegas. You're still with teammates Michael Walter and Jung Park. You're still rappelling through windows and snaking cameras under doors. Heck, even the time and day haven't changed.
What, then, makes Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - the anticipated follow up to 2006's tactical terrorist shooter - a real sequel? What makes it truly new? Based on our recent hands-on time with the single player campaign, the differences are in the details.
For example, you may be fighting the same war, but you're not fighting the exact same battles. The action in Vegas 2 starts several hours before the original's, then runs parallel for awhile and finally pushes forward to conclude the cliffhanger left in the previous game. You'll see how the city first fell under siege to the terrorists. You'll see how a separate Rainbow Six squad fought to protect it. You'll not only see what happens to the traitor Gabriel, you'll see why he defected to begin with.