As a longtime lover of Pandemic, and fresh out of Season 1, I had high expectations for Season 2, and I wasn’t let down. The new (reversed) mechanics are a welcome sight for this exciting new take on the tried and true method of playing, and the 8 packages along with the 6 dossier sheets are packed with at least twice as much as Season 1. Caution should be taken in the process of opening boxes for the sake of opening boxes, though; (POTENTIAL SPOILER) The new 'Recon’ action allows you to open boxes and expand the board as you see fit and collect the necessary cards, but try not to just expand for the joy of opening the corresponding boxes as it may get too hard to maintain your grid (END OF POTENTIAL SPOILER). Take your time in discovering things, and allow the game to play you as much as you play it, for loss of a better phrase. This 'sandbox’ game with an obvious storyline can get difficult if you don’t at least try to follow its plot. Don’t let that take away from the fact that this is still a 10/10 game that has got the best elements of Season 1 with a fresh twist on the game we all know and love. I definitely reccomend this game.