Just played Alice: Madness Returns today. Verdict? I LOVE IT!!! It's graphically gorgeous (so colorful) and twisted and just a slightly bit creepy and Alice is so eff'd up in the head that the game is just wonderful to play. I haven't played the first game, but seriously, Madness Returns is epic. Then again, I like playing slasher games like God of War...so it's no surprise that I like this game. LOL.