I was really looking forward to this as i loved the first one, but it's dire. Parts of it actually contradict, or at least,clash with the first (why, if alessa is so important, did they bully and abuse her so much as a child? you wouldn't do that to someone who you needed so much) A whole religious order, different from the first, was suddenly created, but was meant to have been there all the time, and it all just clashed. Nothing made sense, the monsters were pointless, (in the first they had some logicv behind why they looked as they did) it was just a big snooze. in many ways it was the first one redone. Instead of exploring a hospital for Alessa, 'Sharon' is exploring a mental asylum for an old man. nothing new on offer.