My loading times were 3-4 minutes, after the patch I think I'm down to about 45 seconds, so I'd have to say on my system the times have improved.
Hit the first boss battle last night. I will have to say - I'm finding this rather ridiculous on Hard difficulty.
What REALLY grinds my gears about it is that you can't skip the boss battle, and you can't use stealth tactics. I haven't even killed anyone in the missions so far, but there's only one entrance to the room and you have no other options in the fight. So much for being a pacifist.
I bought cloaking right before the battle (didn't know it was coming, just wanted to be invisible) and all I had to do was
didn't seem particularly hard.
Though, I was disappointed that
So far, not sure which is more fun, revolver with explosive bullets, or the 'curving bullets' thing for the combat rifle.
I'm not really going through with a combat-oriented play style, but both have gotten me out of some tight spots, and even the stealthiest of players should appreciate that curving bullets+x-ray vision = dead bad guys who never saw you because you were around the corner the whole time.