It does recycle most of it's elements from other games but unlike most clone games it does what it clones just as good as the original. The fighting is breathtaking with the way you can switch between weapons, spells, & abilities on the go with out having to pause the gameplay & select what you want. I haven't experienced any graphics issues on the PS3. If your looking for a new world to explore I would recommend KOA, yeah it's all recycled gameplay & plot lines but it is well executed & a nice mix of ideas from different games. Well worth the time if your not involved in any other game to heavily right now.