Yes Jerykk it's a matter op opinion. However, I have read some reviews with reviewers getting their panties in a bunch for primarily (indeed!) those two things. Because of this I don't find said reviews convincing, and although they could easily be right that the game's bad.. this is a strong case of having to see for myself.
You liked his imporsonality. I hated it. No.. I started to hate it when ridiculous inconsistencies in his behavior became dominant. If they managed to pin-point his personality in this game, that's a good thing imo.
You didnt care for the lack of a story and just went for the hitman assignments. Same with me. Do I welcome the break in that pattern in this game? Hell yes.
Lets see how I talk after a few hours of playing the game, though.