I don't know, I fail to see how New York is a fresh environment. Been there in plenty of games.
As for the review itself, don't agree that much. Then again I played on the PC, and I was pretty underwhelmed. Especially in the multiplayer. Just felt too much like Call of Duty to me, But with the ability to jump high and go invisible. And they could have done so much more with it. They take the nanosuit, a pretty interesting device, and put it into an uninteresting multilayer experience. There's just so much more you could do with it.
Like a race mode, players race through a City, Mirror's Edge style, and have to use all of the suits powers to navigate it.
Or a predator-type game, where one player has all the suits powers activated(cloak, strength), and "hunts" the other players.
Or Time Attack challenges, to see how fast you can clear an area. Would require expert use of the suit, and could be fun.
But no, they just go for a Call of Duty clone. God dammit.
Haven't played the single-player fully yet, since I just played at a friend's place. But the story was rather fun. Multiplayer was just boring. I'll get it when the price drops.