I have had the first Payday on my wish list for awhile but I was wondering if it would be better just to get the 2nd game especially if players have moved on to it. The 2nd game supposedly has improved on the first game in just about every way except the quality of maps and it is much easier.
I only play Payday 1 for like 20 min and I didn't like the game play but when my friend told me he was getting Payday 2 and needed a partner, I did not regret that purchase. You might as well get PAYDAY 2 first then buy the other on sale if you want to try it out. I'm currently level 77 or something like that and if you want a partner for online play then just add me.
The only problem for me is the lack of missions to do when you get high level. There is going to be a DLC that will involve robbing a armored vehicle.