Had the opportunity to get this a few days ago and man, I'm having a great time with it. If you've played the first one at all you know pretty much what to expect in terms of plot and characters. But the key difference with this one is that they added a small open world aspect to the game about an hour or so in. A "hub" or town area exists, and you are able to go from house to house collecting crafting items, fight odd enemies or experience small little story tidbits that give the game a little more replayablity.
I really haven't been scared at all, but there have been plenty of creepy environments and tense chases that get the blood going. Anyone else out there grab this?