|A much smoother framerate and graphic look make for more pleasant fighting, as does the increased level of robot customization. The fighting itself remains mainly the same--simpler, even, at least in the early going, as the arenas are quite bare.|
This time around there's actually a "story mode" for single-player, where you skip through little "plot" sequences between arena battles as you choose your path through the enemy fortress. It ain't much, but it makes the game feel a bit more like a quest than the first game, where you just went for getting to the top of the robot fighter list. On the other hand, those little scenes get in the way of the fighting, and you can't challenge whoever you like.
Still, the graphical improvements make this much easier to get into, language barrier aside.