Is there any story to continue/conclude from SL1, is it sufficiently good on its own, is it a total writeoff?
"It is very far from good. Still-Life 1 playthrough is a prerequisite if you want some portions of the game to make sense. But Still-Life 2's major storyline is very far removed from Still-Life 1, and it is just not good. Puzzles are very pixel-hunty, the story is very weak. Visuals are terrible and the voice acting doesn't fare any better."