I was playing it for a while,and found that i miss those cheap deaths with the music and grim reaper appearing.
There are hardly any deaths at all in this game and most of the deaths i have,are due to accidental falls.
Furthermore:The puzzles seem kinda easy and i only needed a walkthrough twice,because the rest of the game was pretty easy to figure out so far.
I haven't been using a walkthrough during most of the game and instead wander aimlessly figuring out things myself,and they give you enough clues to figure it out by yourself without too much trouble.
The music is good and there are some parts that make me tense and nervous and waiting for someone to jump from behind me to kill me but it never happens.I figure that in due time,it will happen,but so far it hasn't.
I also noticed that there are far too many npcs in this game,it doesn't have that desolated feeling like:you are alone and afraid for your life because someone might come and kill you or something.In the first game,you were completely alone and depended on the clues you gained or blind luck,or simply:trying something different if it doesn't work,so you may avoid a trap.