Good: The addition of a co-op mode is definitely something that added quite a bit of fun and enjoyment to the game. The controls are mostly still the same from the previous installments. No longer have to have separate ammo for each gun. The graphics run with this engine are impressive for this current gen and definitely add to the atmosphere of the overall game. The sound is still very good in this game even if the tone isn't quite the same as the first two games. Adds replay value with the New+ modes.
Bad: The story is probably the weakest part of the game which is disappointing since the first two games had a pretty good story. The issue with the story is that it feels mostly forced given what they reveal in the game and how fast at the end everything just miraculously comes together. Another bad thing of the game that was also seen at times in the other games is the deja vu feeling. There will be several moments in this game where you feel you are doing the same thing over and over and will eventually get the feeling that all you are doing is running errands. Lastly the boss fights in this game are nothing to brag about as in one case you fight one of them on three separate occasions.
Overall: I found this game enjoyable even though a lot of the fear from the claustrophobic space ships from the past are replaced by co-op experience in an arctic planet. I applaud the team at Visceral Games for trying something new instead of doing the same thing. Lastly it doesn't hurt that EA has now removed the online pass requirement on this game. Also the microtransactions are optional and the in-game features take care of resources so that complaint from others is very weak. With the good and bad in mind I give this game an 8/10.
I have been playing the various dead space games since 1. I always liked them with little complaint and that is certainly true with this installment. I could go on and on about this game and it would turn into far more characters than this box allows for. So I'll try to cut it down to size and still do this game justice the best i can.
The graphics are beautiful, textural and ambient. Every location looks great and feels fully thought out and living, to me no area felt rushed or shoehorned in. From distant sunsets and cold whipping winds on an ice world, to floating in space through the wreckage of a past great battle it was all amazing and really drew me into the world. As i said size constraint is an issue in this review. Had it not be, there are a ton of levels that i could go on and on about the graphics, basically all of them.
The game play was equally as good if not more as the graphics. The combat has always been in my opinion the core of Dead space. And this game takes it up another notch with the new weapon crafting system that basically only limits what you can create by your imagination. OK, i won't go that far but it's dam close. As usual you are up against necromorphs (sic) and on the higher difficulties they are beyond brutal, coming at you from all angles and some, very fast. The combat is visceral and gory and there can be genuine scares both of the jump variety and just a general feeling of uneasiness and fear at what's possibly around the next turn in these vast, labyrinth like levels.
Audio, VA, story all good, working on bringing some loose ends together. Some of the dialog could have been better for our hero but all in all i loved this game. You really got a sense of caring what happened to certain characters, but not as much as they could have. I also liked the ending, the last level is amazing looking. While not perfect, because of this IMO, it was a 100 times better than mass effect 3's original ending. Great game.9/10
This was the first game I played in the series so it took a bit to get used to. I wanted to review this before but I wanted time to let things settle in my head. Now after taking some time to thing about things I want to give this between a 6 and 7. The controls that is one thing I remember was frustrating. Things that should take one button takes multiple button making things much more difficult than they should be. One things that is fun yet frustrating because of the choices is the ability to create your own weapons. In fact I will boost this to a 7 because of it. There is nothing better than picking up a new piece and thinking how can I create a new weapon. that being said the managing of the inventory is just a bit much. Oh no I have to run back and find a box to put away some stuff. Do I need to carry X many small/medium/large medipacks. Where is a bench i need to create a crow bar do I have enough platinum... Etc. Whatever it was a good story and but for the frustrating bits that drag on this is pretty good. I think this is a bit unfair but I'm not really in to the "horror" game and I am new to the series if not for those reasons this would probably get a higher rating. I probably won't play the others in the series as i am not into the genre and I have a backlog but I will probably give any squeals a a chance. This game is worth a play and a buy. if you want a change play game + or insanity or whatever. Not my cup of tea i have better things to do an more games to play but if you are into it its there for you something for everyone.