At the time it wasn't as bad as people said. Still pretty playable with a good atmosphere and music. It still had some serious issues then that only show even more now. So at the time...mediocre with some good aspects. Now esp since games have come a long way. It's bad. That said. Lament and Curse of Darkness are way overlooked. Those are still pretty fun. Esp Lament while CoD has a better OST.
I have a copy of Lament somewhere for the OG Xbox (not sure if it was Lament or Darkness) but I got the copy fairly late in the 00's and my Xbox broke down so I have never been able to play the game. It is unfortunate indeed.