Not much was mentioned in the article and reviews about gameplay. They predominantly focused on the storyline, although important, is not the priority of most gamers.
They revolutionized gaming with bullet time. For Max Payne 2 to be truly successful, they have to do more than add a romance to the story line. They must progress the gameplay in a new area. Bullettime is now almost 4 years old, having been replicated in several games (sadly Enter the Matrix).