If I could give a zero I would. Dont get me wrong the game is great, probably best one yet. Except for the save game feature. I played all the way through level 5 optional twice to find myself back at the chase scene after loading. I looked at my progress and it showed 2.1% of level 6 complete, but it wont let me play level 6. I dont have the time to play this game in one sitting like I could back in the old Nintendo days, I have a life now.
posted by ModernAlchemist (CARLSBAD, CA) Mar 23, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I think this game would have gotten 1-2 points higher from me if I hadn't played the first two. I liked this game (a 7 means good by gamefly standards), but it didn't excite me and draw me in like the first two did. I liked the action, especially during the optional missions, but the climbing/running/dodging parts were an unwelcome new challenge that repeatedly frustrated more than entertained. The weapon building system was a neat idea, but I found that it took away from the game much more than I thought it would. I spent more time looking for materials to get a decent weapon than was enjoyable. I never expected that I would be farming in a Dead Space game. When you finally got the materials to build your weapons, you had to kind of guess and check with their efficacy. It was fun, but again, I preferred the absence of it.
In all, it's a fun action game in a captivating setting with a few scares. It's not the dark, fear-inducing game that it used to be, but it's worth a rent. Just don't expect that same flame that you felt burning inside you for the first two games to re-ignite.