posted by stevenmoctezuma (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Aug 7, 2013
Member since Apr 2011
Dead Space 3 takes us to a different planet and starts with a depressed, heart-broken Isaac Clarke. Just as soon as it seems he can get a break from the traumatic Marker and its disturbing creatures, he is forced back into a mission that may end it once and for all. Now, although Isaac is forced back into it, it is also a strange sort of rescue for him from his lonely world: Ellie has just dumped him, he is too broke to pay rent and can't seem to find closure from the memories. It is as if though, he needs to destroy the Marker to finally get closure in his life, not just get away from it. The game takes the team, including Ellie and (her new boyfriend I might add!) through hints and steps on how to rid of the Marker. The storyline is definitely entertaining.
The new frozen planet changes the atmosphere the old Dead Space's had into one that is very reminiscent of Carpenter's The Thing; but this happens only for a bit because as the game progresses you are back indoors dodging dark corners and wide-eyed for monsters, which grows somewhat monotonous. Nonetheless it is very fun.
There are now less suits which is somewhat of a bummer, but there are more gun creations which is probably the best part of the game. Instead of just grabbing what you can and accepting it, you can now create super guns of your liking. Perhaps you want a chaingun with a flame thrower on bottom or a shotgun on top with a rocketlauncher on bottom or even a bouncing bolas gun on top with a ripper on the bottom. And you can upgrade them however you want, more damage on top gun and more reload and rate of fire for the bottom. It's all up to you. A little creativity will take you far with guns which is probably the best part of the game.
The scariness of the game doesn't match the second one or even the first one. By this time, I guess Isaac isn't scared anymore--but that doesn't mean you don't want to be. It lacks the balance of the second game, but is a good, epic game to run through.
posted by DyedInTheWool (Savannah, GA) Aug 6, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
Let me start off saying i was nervous playing this, i'll admit i didn't think i t was going to be a good game, not many 3rd titles games do well these days. Dead space 3 is the exception. The perfect sci fi Game in forever, the story was deep, detailed, exciting, Graphics are nice, combat and deep areas to explore make it entertaining. This game would make a incredible movie. I loved this whole series i'm glad they nailed it with the third installment in this series.
I loved the first but this wasn't as good. DS2 lacked the scary surprise moments and didn't have the general creepiness and creepy atmosphere of the first. DS2 gameplay is the same, upgrade guns and your suit, aim for arms/legs, and curb stomp aliens, which is a good thing, this is DS's unique points and one of its best qualities.
Not only lacking the scary and creepiness of the 1st, alien encounters I found to be predictable after a while, open room plus obvious wall vents equals alien attack, this just got repetitive and weakened the horror factor. I also found that when aliens did attack the they attacked in groups and I could swear sometimes aliens would spawn right behind you, which was pretty unfair. Lastly, level 14 was awful, hectic can be fun when done RIGHT, but this was more frustrating than fun, yes, an entire level had to be called out to be a negative which shows how bad it was.
I did like the setting, zero-g floating next to Saturn was awesome as well as going through engine rooms of sorts was really cool as well.
Overall, I think that you should play it, it's a fun enough game to keep you going, but this is the score it deserves, it's not as good as the 1st as it unfortunately doesn't carry over a true DS game of horror and creepiness.