The original game was an absolutely fascinating exploration into quantum thought and the squeal does not disappoint. If you are looking for the same themes as the first game you may be a little underwhelmed. Death, betrayal, mystery and threat of cataclysmic disaster are a constant throughout this choose your ending adventure, just a good bit lighter on the extreme violence that could be found in the first game.
Emphasis on escaping the puzzle rooms is more in line with trying to figure out what is going on and escaping the game entirely as opposed to the first which focused on life or death situations. Not to say one is better than the other with this approach, its just different. An absolute must play for fans of the first game and here is hoping they continue the series into another installment.
I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys puzzles, and has a herculean tolerance for frustration.
I'm not the former, but actually the latter who happens to be good at puzzles though I don't actually like them.
Even so, the story kept me intrigued and rather absorbed into the game.
It had me addicted to the point that I forced myself to get a 100% completion, meaning I finished all the possible game over/endings, and even got all the secret passwords on hard mode.
Somebody is gonna luck out if they rent it, and get my copy. xD