Dead Space 2 is an improvement on the original Dead Space from 2008 in almost every way. The team at Visceral have done a great job in taking Isaac to the next level by giving him a voice and letting his thoughts and feelings show through as the story progresses.
The story is told well and the cast of characters is interesting and finding audio and text logs throughout your journey can give you even more inside into everything. If you’ve played the original some questions will be answered while others will come up.
Game play in Dead Space 2 is largely unchanged from the 1st. Tighter controls, new weapons and upgrades. The suits that you can find and purchase now have special traits to them such as a store discount, increased weapon damage, or faster hacking time. You still use nodes and work benches to upgrade equipment, and be warned the doors that require a node to open are still in the sequel so I recommend having at least 1 on hand always. The fear factor is still here but, if you again have played the original you’ll have a bit of an idea as of what to expect.
Which brings me to my next point while Dead Space 2 can stand on its own and is a fantastic game, it goes to a new level if you played the 1st. There are moments and an entire mission which bring you back to the first encounter, mistake, and as a player your experience. You expect things that may or may not happen, simply because the original had you wired by the 2nd play through as to what you need to expect and Visceral plays on that in a few areas to get inside your and get your blood pumping.
So like chocolate and peanut butter, Dead Space 2 is a great game and while the 1st isn’t a required play, mixing the 2 together makes a better experience in terms of story, gameplay, and fear factor.
This game is an amazing game! They improved on all of the things that they were lacking on in the first one. The graphics are top notch and the shading and lighting are even better, the story line will keep you engaged and submersed in this 3rd person sci-fi shooter. Not to mention that they improved the controls a lot so no more having to aim your weapon in order to reload it. The RIG has been revamped competly for easier useage for the player. Now the only thing I found to be less than perfect was the multiplayer now I'm not saying it's bad but it will probably get very repetitive very fast. This game is a definite rent. The campaign has a lot of replay value and the multiplayer isn't terrible. Definitely rent this game and if you don't like it... Well just be happy you have GameFly.
this is my first review. i enjoyed this game so much i just added dead space 1 to my que. great game great graphics, and challenging. It gets pretty intense u have to take breaks! i have not played the multiplayer but as far as the campain goes all in all theres nothing i didnt like about the game.