Dead Space Review – Great Atmosphere and Game Variety Provide the Model For Other Games to Follow

 Dead Space Review – Great Atmosphere and Game Variety Provide the Model For Other Games to Follow

 

Dead Space

Score: 9.0

Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Genre: 3rd 303 British ammo for sale person survival horror
Length: 15 hours
Difficulty: 7
Developer: EA Redwood Shores
Publisher: EA Games
Release Date: 10/14/08

Pros

– Combat is very fun and good amount of gameplay variety
– Lots of upgrades, gadgets
– Great atmosphere, sound, graphics

Cons

– Environment not as interesting as utopian underwater world of Bioshock
– Difficulty goes from super easy to darn hard at points

The games released in 2008 have been pretty weak thus far. The “big release” games, such as GTA4, MGS4, Mario Kart and Spore have done nothing for me. It seems we got spoiled with the great crop of games that were released in 2007, such as Bioshock, Portal, COD4, Half Life 2 Episode 2, Metroid Prime 3, and Super Mario Galaxy. Well, it seems the industry is following its usual trend of releasing all the great games in the last 2 months of the year. Clearly this is the only time people have disposable cash for great games, right?

Bioshock was one of the best games released last year. The incredibly detailed and creative underwater world and the great variety of gadgets, powers and the ominous Big Daddies combined to create a truly amazing gaming achievement. Like they say, imitation is the ultimate form of flattery. Dead Space emulates many of the Bioshock gaming mechanics in a new environment. It should not be surprising that Dead Space is a great game as well. Both games feature a self contained smallish, but interesting environment where some crazy genius is pulling the strings and making disgusting mutant enemies.

The game is set in a huge space ship. You are tasked to restart the ship’s tram, fix its navigation computers and a variety of other believable tasks. While it would nice to just walk around the ship performing your duties to get things running again, it wouldn’t make a very entertaining game. That’s where the crazy antagonist sets things up to make your life a living hell as he besets countless hordes of disgusting atrocities your way. Your job is to stop him from creating a master race of aliens.

 

 

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