Idk I got annoyed w this one and felt more positive on the first game. It's louder and gorier for sure, but the horror atmosphere feels subdued in favor of grimier designs with more detail but less artistry. And for how much later this one released, none of the gameplay has meaningfully improved. Makes it transparent how much content has to be reused over the runtime to meet a decent length. Also just felt harder than 1, but more annoyingly so. So many bosses that feel too memorization heavy for a game with such deceptive hitboxes - hell, so many sections like the elevator escape that are LITERALLY nothing but memorization checks. Maybe I'd be more positive if I save stated this one too - for all I know maybe 1 was also bad like this. My fault for having a boomer identity crisis.
Whole game feels like a copout? Fuck are you trying to make a good ending out of 1's intentionally harrowing setup for? 'You save Jennifer this time' fuck off, that's such a boring ass reversal.