After playing through House of 1000 Doors - Family Secrets, I was a little concerned about how enjoyable this game was going to be. (I wasn't even sure if I was playing them in the proper order, chronologically.) However, this worked out perfectly.
Almost all the Interface annoyances I had with the first game was resolved by UI changes in this sequel. (i.e. MAP feature made it feel less like I was constantly backtracking. I always knew where I needed to go next, even if I wasn't always sure what I was supposed to be doing when I got there.) Plus, I played on Casual setting this time around so I was fighting less with trying to figure out where the layered hotspots were (hidden object puzzles), and could just focus on the game itself.
This still isn't my favorite Hidden Objects method, however, considering the massive improvements since the last game, I'm going to give it a "perfect" score anyway. I hope they make more products (especially in the Collectors Edition format). I plan on buying more in this series.
Final Score: 5/5 (Partially because of Extra Chapter, & Bundled Strategy Guide, etc in Collectors Edition format)
I'm also not complaining that all the Steam Cards generate several dollars each when I resell them, currently. ;)