posted by seentursch (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Feb 26, 2013
Member since Nov 2012
This game keeps you on your toes throughout. The atmosphere and graphics are amazing. The Necromorphs are also cool as ever. The only reason it gets an 8 is because Dead Space 2 was better. This one has way too many fetch quests, unrewarding puzzles, and very little new.
The new gun crafting is kind of neat, but really wasn't an upgrade for me. I feel if you played the game through more than once then maybe. I enjoyed choosing a few guns and really upgrading them more than trying different combinations of gun parts. Once I found one I liked it was like there wasn't much more I could do.
Same great gameplay with dumbed down mechanics (All ammo is 1 generic type) and a new weapon crafting mechanic which is fun, but to me isn't as survival horror-esque as having to scavenge nodes to beef up the original weapons in the first 2 installments.
Never came close to running out of health or ammo, after the first 1/4 of the game-nothing is scarce, even the precious tungsten. I love dead space as much as the next guy, the plot and story can't even compare to the first 2 games though.
As a standalone game, this is a good one-but I refuse to consider it survival horror like the first 2