The story of the sequel has some good scenes, but the overall structure seems much more mundane. With that falling shorter of the original, I had hoped that the gameplay would compensate, but for the most part it's a faithful retread of the original. But there's still a lot to like.
Rapture is still beautiful, and it's great to wander around another game's worth of locations. There is also a great sequence where you experience Rapture through the eyes of a Little Sister.
The music selection is excellent, though the implicit chronology favors Rapture's Art Deco styling over the nominally 1968 date. "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" is a natural, but far more eerie is "You Always Hurt the One You Love"
You always hurt the one you love
The one you shouldn't hurt at all
So if I broke your heart last night
It's because I love you most of all