Oh I see.
In that case I agree. I would have liked seeing, or rather reading, more about the mayhem we only saw the aftermath of too. But I wasn't totally disappointed in the lack of it.
I did think it was weird that newts tale made some changes, like cutting through the side of the vents in their last-stand moment. But I forgive it, since again, it was prefaced as a dream.
I'd also like to see more of newt surviving on her own, it's a shame we haven't yet. But would probably be remarkably challenging to pull that off in an interesting way that keeps most (especially casual) readers interested. I always though that an alien isolation format game would be the perfect medium to tell that story effectively.
My favorite in the trilogy was out of the shadows, and ironically it's the one I was most skeptical of.