-The story is pretty fun, the new characters are well realised.
-The gameplay is vastly improved compared to the first one
-The sound design is still top notch.
-Isaac speaks now and has more of a personality
-Some setpieces can bring up a lot of tension
-The first 10 chapters are good...Cons
-...The last five turn the game into a straight up shooter.
-Only a few new enemies compared to Dead Space.
-Relies a lot more on jump scares than the first one
-Isaac speaks now and has more of a personality.Neutral
-Too many enemies thrown at you toward the end of the game (especially the last 2 chapters)
-No character as creepy as Dr. Mercer.
The game feel at the same time familiar and different. The enemies are mostly the same, the dismemberment is still here and still feels good, the gameplay has been refined and the production value has increased resulting in a better game but not necessarily a better Dead Space game. If you are looking for more Dead Space, you will be able to find it here but be ready for a lot more action than the first game.