The brutality of the first execution was what really cemented my opinion of the game. Though I did think the first one was probably the worst, given it probably took a lot longer to die than the others. Well, except the last one, obviously.
Anyway, it's a great game. You have to purposely overlook a few things that cause plot holes, but most are minor enough that it doesn't matter. It would have been better if the original plan for multiple routes was implemented, but hey, that's what DR3 and on is for.