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.
Pros: this game brings back many elements of what made the first so addicting. the dismemberment, the weapons, the 3rd person in game style and HUB, and lets not forget the scares/soundtrack! On a number of levels this is beefed up. New wepons that are loads of fun and a great overhaul on your character play. Issac moves faster and you now can manuver in Zero-G. Your telekenesis and Stasis are much more useful and the stasis recharges itself over time. ANother bonus is the variety of suits, there are many and each has a diffent perk to it. The story is just as rich, and the pacing just keeps you moving at an insane rate. bigger/harder enemies pop up more often, and they're are just loads more necromorphs to kill. Then there are those little touches that make as much of an impression. Certain parts in the game just make you say," HOLY CUSS!" The enviornment of every area is unique and scary beautiful, a great example is when your are in the church of unitology. There are many places in the game where content is interactive and just adds so much flavor to the game. And to par with that, that graphics are just so great, every chance you get to look out a window I reccomend you do it...if you dont shoot it out that is:)
Cons: What made the fisrt game even better was the amount of audio logs that provide a little backstory, in DS2 they're are just no where near as many. There are also little points in the game when you have to hack and vent crawl, I just foud them to be annoying when they happended, but rest assured its not all the time. My other gripe is how this game kinda felt like Bioshock. You see the outside, you go outside, but it does not happen enough, being in a city I expected a bit more grandscale, and a bit more interacton with the populace, but it happens rarely. 1 more is towards the end of the game, the pukers, you"ll see. the muliplayer..dont bother.
Summary: The game is amazing but the final boss/ending is a bit weak. But hey, DEAD SPACE 3 anyone!
When i first got the game i was like ahh yeah and when i saw the 2 disks i was like ahh yeah again i started playing it and 2 hours into the game it asks me for a disk change. Now i was like what the F%$& this better not be short, the second disk lasted longer but i ended up beating it in only 6 hours. This game is good but is way too short.
This game is amazing. From the start you will never want to put down the controller. EA does a great job with mixing horror with adventure. The zero G is amazing and the combat can get very intense at times and the puzzles are greatly planned. If you loved the first Dead Space then you will love this, also there is a special surprise towards the end of the game that really shows that EA cares about the Dead Space franchise. I hope this game wins game of the year because EA really deserves it.