It's been a while since Detective Castellanos had to wander into the buggered up world of The Evil Within, but at least this time he didn't so with huge black bars.
The weird, wannabe cinematic aspect ratio was my main bugbear with the original Evil Within, and it's great to see that it hasn't made a return for the sequel. To be fair, the devs did patch it out eventually, but it was always one of those things that was more frustrating than spooky.
Content aside, The Evil Within 2 is supposedly a lot larger. I saw a bit of footage last week, and there's an open world area you can explore. The original was a pretty linear experience - which works for this kind of game, I feel - although it'll be interesting to see if the AI is smart enough to use the extra space it's been given.
The story is around 15 to 20 hours long, depending on difficulty, although these kinds of games tend to be pretty limited when it comes to replayability. That aside, the buzz has been "better than the original". Which is what you'd expect from a sequel, really.
For those who picked it up: how have you found The Evil Within 2 so far?