My friend picked this up and said I HAD to get it so I grabbed it yesterday. Since I got the original Motorstorm with my 80 gb, I already had some skillz when it came to this Cluster-Fuk of Carnage. The game is pretty sweet and the visuals have been cranked up a notch compared to the original. One thing I noticed right off the bat is how easy and fast the menu system is. In the first Motorstorm it took forever to choose a vehicle for a race. Now before you even get into a game you can choose a vehicle from all of the classes and keep it in you garage. This allows you to preselect your choice from each class making each races setup a lot faster.
The game is still challenging and I would say harder overall. Since it is set in an island setting there are a lot of things to crash into, especially on the lighter vehicles. Keeping pace with the original game the tracks all have alternate routes and there are a ton of them, most of the hidden. There are also 16 tracks versus the original's 8.
The online portion is fun and easy to get into and the new PS headset works without incident. You can send invites to friends quickly and also chat with them through the entire race if you want.
If you are a fan of the original then you should definitely add this to your collection.