So...this game is really rough. I know the first game was far from a technical masterpiece, but while it was certainly low budget and janky, it wasn't this sort of mess. 3 times the game has effectively frozen on me (the game sometimes stops responding to controller input, requiring me to close out of the game), so I'm manual saving as often as I can now. And just visually and performance-wise...it's bad. We're talking about a game that looks more or less the same as a 10-year-old game (which looked ugly and dated at the time), and it's as choppy a frame rate I've experienced in a very long time. I'm probably one of the more tolerant people when it comes to frame rate, too. Most games with performance described as "LITERALLY UNPLAYABLE" on certain internet forums haven't been much of a problem for me. But this is real bad.
And yet in spite of all that....it's got that same Swery magic and charm, and I find myself having a tough time stepping away from it. Part of me wants to go through this game slowly, a little bit at a time, and save plenty of game for after it gets patched. But I'm drawn to the writing, and the characters, and all of the weirdness. It's very similar to my experience with the first game in that regard, although not quite to this degree.