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GF Rating
8.1

2092 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

The "Godfather III" of Dead Space

posted by dougiejfresh (CHICAGO, IL) Apr 23, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

Dead Space 3 is the Godfather III of the DS trilogy. It is the weakest installment of an outstanding series, with a few great moments ("Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in!").

DS3 is neither "survival" nor "horror" in the same vein as survival horror games DS1 and DS2 (the latter to a lesser extent). This time around, ammo is very plentiful, the enemies predictable, and Isaac a powerful killing machine. The atmosphere and environments are tedious rather than tense, and the narrative is not particularly engaging.

DS3 sports two main innovations: co-op and weapon crafting. I did not play the game co-op, which is unfortunate because this is apparently how the game was designed. Some optional missions are co-op only, and the backstory behind the co-op character is very threadbare when playing solo. Perhaps I would have enjoyed the game more if I had online access to play co-op.

The weapon crafting is interesting and allows for some creative creations. But the game provides little incentive or reason to create different guns, as you can only carry two at a time and the resources are better spent upgrading your RIG.

In sum:

PROS:
- lots of content, with optional missions helping to flesh out the narrative
- innovations are interesting (Isaac can now roll, weapon crafting)

CONS:
- no real survival or horror elements
- narrative is thin and uninteresting
- ending is unsatisfying
- game appears to punish you for playing solo

Worth renting to play through for DS fans, but know that it has a pretty different feel than DS1 and 2.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

not scary anymore

posted by quinten978 (LEOMINSTER, MA) Apr 18, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

not a scary they should go back to there scary routes

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Dead Space 3

posted by milkman40 (THEODORE, AL) Apr 17, 2013

Member since Aug 2012

this was the first time I played ds3 should have played the first 2 this game was awesome a must buy . loved crafting the weapons .

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