The second in the US release of Corpse Party series, this installment was more visual novel focused than the previous. When you are exploring, it’s a first person room by room style like the first Persona or Etrian Odyssey. This makes it generally less scarier than the previous game, until your character darkens and you can’t really see anything on the screen… Doesn’t means that they go into any less detail, though.
So, kids play game. Game sends them into hellish version of their school. Kids try to find each with the power of friendship. Most of the kids die brutal deaths. It’s pretty much the same game as the first but gives more backstory to some of the characters and explains how they died. There is an extra end that leads directly into Corpse Party: Blood Drive. (Highly suggested to not play Blood Drive until you’ve played the previous games because it really doesn’t explain anything.)
Not the best game, but required to play to understand the next one; kinda like Dragon Age II. (Shut up, I liked it.)