I played it few months ago and I thought the first few levels was a little slow but it gets more tense later in the game. I'm glad I did because the game is really good and a bit scary. The atmosphere in game is great, it's dark and moody. I did get jumped few times.
I'm too afraid to play Condemned 2.
Seriously, you need to play more than just "a bit" because it's not enough to get know where game's going. Don't think too much, open your mind and see if you enjoy the game or not. It's not hard.