Same great gameplay with dumbed down mechanics (All ammo is 1 generic type) and a new weapon crafting mechanic which is fun, but to me isn't as survival horror-esque as having to scavenge nodes to beef up the original weapons in the first 2 installments.
Never came close to running out of health or ammo, after the first 1/4 of the game-nothing is scarce, even the precious tungsten. I love dead space as much as the next guy, the plot and story can't even compare to the first 2 games though.
As a standalone game, this is a good one-but I refuse to consider it survival horror like the first 2
Dead Space 3 is amazing. lots of action, great scenery and all around amazing story. However the only true scary Dead Space was the 1st one. Mostly because you had limited resources throughout the lower difficulties as well as darker and more unknown environments that left you guessing as to what might pop out. Dead Space 3 takes in the action role left from Dead Space 2 and creates more of it and less horror. That could be because when game informer interviewed the makers during dead space 2, they specifically stated that they did not like that its gamers were too afraid to play the first game. which is why they take this direction. I find that completely bogus, but whatever. Other than that the game is still very story oriented and will keep you interested as to what may happen. The only other downside is that dang online pass. WORST INVENTION EVER!!! That brings my review down a couple points until EA realizes people don't want to spend the money for that on a rental or used purchase.