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GF Rating
8.4

16311 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Scary movies don't scare me; this game scares me!

posted by giuseppesc (WARREN, MI) Feb 1, 2014

Member since Jun 2004

I really do loathe scary movies, because, in reality, they aren't scary. They can be hokey and opt to startle you rather than write a script that truly terrifies the mind. Having said that, this game scared the adrenaline right out of me, ironically, for startling me (and I cannot, for any reason explain why I hate it in movies, but loved it in this game), and then putting me in these low-survival rate situations that I barely tap danced my way through on many occasions.

Finding yourself in situations where your credits and your stock are scantly qualified to support you from area to area, or store to store, happens often. This type of anxiety keeps the fear alive, I'd say moreso, than the actual combat, or that startling factor I keep prattling on about. That tact of averaging out the proper amount of ammo and goods for the game is a credit to the developers of this game; I think it helps you integrate yourself more with Isaac. Atmosphere accomplished!

The voice acting is good in this game, although it did get a bit cartoonish at times. The death animations were beautifully gory, straight from the mind of a hyperactive 13 year-old boys mind. If I wasn't far from my last savepoint, and I encountered a new enemy, I allowed myself to be killed just to see how far the animators took it. I was never once dissatisfied.

This game built on what was good about Dead Space and then built upon it. Play the game, at night, with the lights off for full effect.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

looks like its gonna be awesome cant wait to play!

posted by CrazyOpossum17 (MC VEYTOWN, PA) Jul 30, 2013

Member since Jul 2013

i was watching it on YouTube (walk-through) and it looked awesome but i saw some comments and i started to second guess but I don't care and i'm going to get it on either gamefly or at gamestop and see how it is myself point is i'm looking forward to the game and can't wait to play it its going to be sick, cool, bloody, gorey the whole nine yards!!!!!!!!! :D :P

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Pretty good but not great, not as good as 1st

posted by themerc (WEST ROXBURY, MA) Jul 9, 2013

Member since Sep 2010

Loved the first DS, good horror, good fun gameplay, great story, unfortunately DS2 kind of only really carried over the good gameplay from the 1st.

DS2 wasn't nearly as creepy, scary, and surprising as DS1 was, though I did really enjoy the setting in a couple of levels where there were giant engines moving, and it was an awesome visual to be outside in space right next to Saturn.

Story overall wasn't as good as DS1, seemed like most of the story was you just trying to find your friend and someone else you meet, it didn't really get interesting until it was towards the end of the game, but still wasn't as good as DS1. I also didn't really like the story in between games, seems like he too willingly joins the people who he was fighting against, kinda weak to me. Having to deal w/ the hallucinations of Nicole (your gf) was interesting and kind of crazy though; and she makes for an interesting character.

Gameplay, your typical DS gameplay, couple of the same guns from DS1, some new ones, upgrade w/ power nodes, buy items w/ credits, dismemberment and stomping mechanic carries over as well, DS combat is still pretty unique I think and I still really enjoyed it through 2. The only part about the gameplay I didn't like was how the game gave you less and less creepy horror and good surprises as the game went on, and actually after a while I just found it to be predictable, nothing in the hallways, move into open (or open enough) room plus vents equals necromorph attack. Some of these encounters were pretty frustrating and unfair too, you'd get swarmed by a bunch of necromorphs then one would seem like it spawned right behind and you get you for a cheap death. Also, ch. 14 is awful, it's more frustrating than hectic but fun because you're put in a really unfair area while taking on a whole group of charging necromorphs meanwhile fighting an un-killable necromorph.

Overall, I recommend playing this, fun game, but not as good and true as DS1.

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