There is a pretty in depth review Here at GameSpot.
One quote that might be helpful with your question from that review:
Still, despite these ties to the past, Revengeance is ultimately a departure from the old way of doing things. Almost every scenario demands conflict rather than silent infiltration, and instead of conforming to his environment, Raiden can transform it in a matter of seconds.
They also have a video review you can watch if you prefer.