If you don't know what its about, (not everyone is big on survival horror games) it follows the story of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who has been involved with the interaction of a supposedly alien artifact named the Marker found by a space mining vessel by the name of USG Ishimura. The effects it has on humans is first mind control, and then it turns them into atrocious and violent creatures known as necromorphs (get it, they 'morph' after they die). This game in particular is 3 years after the first one when he destroyed the Marker aboard the Ishimura and then escaped, this time to again face the same nightmare in a space station after finding out that the artifact had been rebuilt, and apparently he was manipulated to help them rebuild it without remembering anything. Probably one of the best things about the way the story is developed is that Isaac is human and therefore vulnerable to fear and psychological scars. Throughout the game, you see the developing grief stages after he had to deal with the death of his wife on the first game, filled with psychotic episodes of watching his dead wife talking to him and saying that she died because of him. The characters are well-developed, the puzzles are complex and have to do with the skills Isaac has as an engineer, and the game mechanics are an improvement from the first one, particularly with parts in Zero-G and the addition of weapons that are better for planning and strategy.
If you're interested, give it a try, you won't regret it, and for pointers, probably the best thing to learn is to conserve ammo by using seemingly-useless objects found in the ground like brooms for impaling, as well as using the enemies' weapons against them, particularly taking their limbs off and throwing them back at them or catching their acid projectiles mid-air and using them. It takes practice, especially with later quick ones, but if you get good at it, you'll see yourself conserving more and more valuable ammo and materials.
That's it for this post, the next console game I'll play is probably L.A. Noire by Rockstar Games that comes out tomorrow. Rockstar has been doing great lately, maybe I'll post a review of Red Dead Redemption which was a success last year, I can't wait to see what they have in store this time around.