From what I've played thus far (I'm on Interval 4), I'm a bit disappointed by FEAR2. It doesn't really feel like an improvement over the first game. The particle effects are weaker (shootouts in FEAR1 resulted in debris and dust flying everywhere), the AI seems more defensive (less flanking and maneuvering) and the game is too easy, even on Hard. It's also not really scary at all. And why is it taking so long to get the interesting weapons? I want my Penetrator already. The lack of leaning is also very annoying. They should have taken the CoD4 route and added it specifically for the PC version since it was in the first game and is standard for pseudorealistic PC shooters.
Monolith, please scrap this series and make NOLF3.