Its a good game, though more action-shooter than survival-horror. Some of this can be offset by increasing the difficulty, but none of the available settings seem to offer a good balance to the gameplay; the first two games were all about Less equals More, whereas DS3 is simply More of everything. And the writing is hackneyed, derivative, uninspired, lazy; its just bad, no way around it, cringe inducing. But the game, overall, has a very high production value to it, it may take a little while for it to sink in, but there is an excellence underlying all of the miscues and missteps. The weapon crafting is outstanding. I never purchased a single DLC item, it seems pointless for it to be so deeply integrated into the game, but it is, so just avoid it. Overall, an impressive effort that doesn't quite live up to its predecessors, but still a worthy addition to the franchise.
Being a fan of previous Dead Space games i was looking forward to play this game. But the changes they made to it are a total turn off. Less scary. All of a sudden its a shooter. And a bad story. Honestly i dont even want to finish it. Just semt it back. Not worth it.
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While some questionable design decisions mar what could have been an amazing finale, overall DS3 is a very fun action horror shooter to play with a friend.
Let me get the bad stuff out of the way first. The story feels very lackluster with lots of cheesy melodrama, a lame villain, and stuff that just comes out of nowhere. Compared to previous games I just didn't care much about anyone except Issac and even then it was mostly because of him being the main character.
People who dislike co-op or like getting 100% completion will probly not like this game. Since it was designed to be played co-op there are lots of places and collectables you can't access alone, and you will see the marks of co-op stuff everywhere. It's still enjoyable but you'll miss out on a fair amount of content.
Now that all being said I still liked the game very much. The feel and ambiance is still just as dark and creepy as before, with lots of darkness and strange noises to keep you on edge. Combat is just as messy and brutal as before as enemies rip apart into bloody chunks. The necromorphs this time favor rushing you and in attacking in larger numbers than before. Instead of upgrading the stas of a few pre made weapons, you collect various parts that you can mix and match to suit your play style. This is easily the best part in my opinion as there are tons of combinations to experiment with.
If you enjoyed the previous Dead Space games I would certainly recommend to at least give it a try. While there are indeed some flaws it is, at heart, very Dead Space and I love it. People have been giving it more flak than it deserves and that is a real shame.