Dead Space 3 is a continued success in one of the best gaming franchises out there. The games only keep getting better, and it must've been tough to follow up after DS2, because that experience was unforgettable.
Your journey as Isaac the engineer continue to a new snowy planet to find the source of those alien marker things. This snowy landscape offers new alien necromorphs, new terrors, new scenery, and much more exploring/loot collecting/and crafting than ever before.
Isaac is even more personable than he was in DS2, and you can fully pimp out his cool looking suits and weapons. However this time around there are literally thousands of weapon combinations to collect/build/and craft. The loot and treasure are used at benches that allow Isaac to customize everything from the sights, ammo clips, damage, weapon perks, elemental damages, 2ndary and primary ammo, and more.
Each gun pretty much has a primary and secondary fire, making killer crazy overpowered and cool combos. So you can build a blueprint for a flamethrower/grenade launcher gun. Or if you like close combat, build a shotgun/reaper blade combo gun to simply destroy alien limbs at will. Each gun can also hold up to 8 perks designed to improve clip, ammo, damage, and reload.
Expect tight corridors, intense necros popping out of vents and ceilings, and also crazy epic set pieces and Michael Bay type action. DS2 pumped up the action, and DS3 does the same with space exploration zero gravity fighting, space ship gameplay, crazy surprises, all with a great soundtrack. It also takes 15 hours or more to complete.
The fact that there are so many game-plus replay modes and now added online co-op, DS3 is a must rent or buy. Note, you cannot play online co-op without buying the game or paying for a $10 online pass. I love this almost perfect campaign, and hope one day a survival type horde or zombie mode will be added. Please!
Having been a fan of the franchise since the 1st Dead Space I was eager to get my hands on this one. I love the design your own weapon aspect of it and the graphics were pretty up to par its predecessors. I played it solo so I'm sure the playthrough for me was more of a survivalesque type run then if you played coop. Having said that, I wouldn't call it the creepiest game in the series. I think the first one has them all beat. One thing that does make it a bit campy is that the music changes each and every time you get into a fight. That alone makes it less creepy when you know when the threat begins and when it ends. It was a good game, though, and I'll definitely be playing more if and when they come out.
This was a great game, not sure why people have been giving it bad reviews. I liked it. Once you get past the first 20 minutes of gameplay where its more story leading you into the gameplay the game fun begins. Even on casual settings this game proved to be difficult in several areas. They did some new additions to the game from the past 2 dead spaces. These cool little helpers called scavenger bots that find items to help you build up your weapons and suits. That is one of the changes they did was instead of upgrading with the classic way you have to collect scrap metal, and other kinds of stuff to upgrade your rig, and weapons. Even though there were more weapons to choose from I found myself using the pistol, which I got for having played dead space 2, and a shotgun with grenade launcher combo. Also found myself using the kenisis a lot more than in the other 2 past games.
And spoiler alert if you played it to the end it does leave it open for a 4th dead space. At first I thought oh guess the franchise is over but there was a twist after the credits.
Pros: Scavenger bots that collect stuff to help you. Universal ammo no more having to be taking up slots for different ammo. Great graphics, and neat storyline. Controls are same as previous 2 games makes me mad when they make a new game and change the controls, so a big pro in my book.
Cons: Ammo is scarce so use wisely. No more credits to upgrade you equipment you have to collect items to do it. Only 2 weapon slots on your rig now instead of the classic 4 so you might find you having to pick and choose what weapons you take. For dead space veterans wasn't scary.