On my first playthrough I forgot that I could shoot lol - and played it thinking it were the same as the other game.
Then I discovered I could attack and... this one is epic. I really like it. I thought it was quite silly at first; but when the crows start surrounding me and it turns into a full blown proper boss fight I was very engaged. Very well done.
The writing tho... I think the way you present the ending can have some improvements XD - the dialogue doesn't quite flow very well imho. Unfortunately I am not a writer myself so idk how it should be improved.