It really doesn't. I'm a huge fan of Remedy's games and especially their style since the first Max Payne, but QB was a huge disappointment for me. Nowhere near their usual standards. I suspect that if, like me, you found it dull on first impressions, you will find it dull all the way through, like me. I don't know what authority you're referring to, but the game doesn't change at all as it goes on. The powers remain dull and uncreative, the story and characters remain flat, and the usual Remedy atmosphere remains absent. The only major shakeup is the final boss, who is surprisingly frustrating compared to everything that you encountered up until that point.