Dead Space 2 is a sequel in the vein of a Hollywood movie sequel. Rather than reinventing the formula that worked so well with the 2008 original, Visceral Games and EA offered more of the same–just bigger, louder, scarier, and the stakes are higher, just like a Hollywood movie sequel would, and it works.
Despite a few issues, Dead Space 2 is an excellent game. The Resident Evil games are still going strong, but the Dead Space franchise has something new to offer, and it does it with such skill that the series can lay claim to being the preeminent survival horror franchise on the market.
There are a few slow parts, and the “go and fix it” missions get slightly tedious. The sequel does not significantly add much to the gameplay of the first, and the weapons are the same with only a few additions, plus the armors are limited. These gripes are easy enough to overlook though. The faults do mark the score down a few points because of it, but if you loved the first game, the second will only build on that feeling.
Dead Space 2 has set the bar high for 2011, and with the sequel, the franchise has made its case as the best survival horror series on the market.
This was an incredible game! Tied in with first story very well, but yet not so much were you would need to play the 1st one to understand everything. Everyone is saying multiplayer is terrible, i actually think its great! It is like Left for Dead alot, but still extremely fun especially if you play with friends. The campaign just as i assumed was AMAZING. Dare i say..... it was better then the first one which i played through about 5 times. The campaign is so detailed and long the game is on 2 disks, but is worked into game very well allowing you to switch to second disk with out having to exit back to dashboard or even to the main menu for that matter. I honestly feel extremely comfortable giving this game a perfect 10. There is no reason for it not too. Only turn off i can find about this game is that you have a 2 day free trail for multiplayer if you just rented it. After that you have to pay for multiplayer. That is no reason for me to bring down the score of this game. This game has a very intense and scariest game a have played in a VERY long time. Every little thing in game is detailed to the extreme. From huge necromorphs, to a magazine laying in a dark corner. Ai in this game is very intelligent. I was amazed facing a new necromorph named the stalker. As i went to kill one that was popping its head out from behind a corner to lure me close. Another stalker snuck up on me from behind and charged me. Knocking me to the ground and tearing me into pieces. There are just certain games that i will always remember and be attached to, and the Dead Space series is one of them.
posted by aF3ARofCHANG3 (WILMINGTON, NC) Feb 14, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
This game feels great to play. Clark the protagonist is responsive to control and the weapons he wields are varied and allow you to play how you would like. The environments and enemies are second to none. The checkpoint system is forgiving and the save system allows you to hop in and hop out when you have time to play.
Pros: Great Unique Enemies, Great Player and Weapon Control, Forgiving Checkpoint/ Save System, Best in Class graphics, Great replay value for Campaign (new Better Suits and powered up Weapons), great Polish
Cons: At time of writing 50% chance of hitting a bug on level six which requires you revert to an earlier save. Though, this is EA and I doubt it will take long to fix. Two Disc