gamers (62%) found this review helpful
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.
posted by DoubleStops (KENNEWICK, WA) Mar 10, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Horrible, I'm just going to rant a little bit here. The control is sluggish even when I bumped up the sensitivity. The story is more annoying than anything and the multiplier....Wow. Really? I've already payed for my monthly subscription to xbox live and EA has the audacity to charge for another online code in order for me to play? Ridiculous. The potential of this game was relevant. The big mistake was EA publishing this. EA used to be a decent company but now they're nothing more than pigs. No thanks, I gave it a try and can't find the joy in this. Dead Space deserves a 5 from me and on another note Isaac is just annoying to me. If you enjoy it, great! but I'll spend my time with something with more substance.
posted by 44YOLDEYES (PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS) Mar 6, 2013
Member since Oct 2007
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
First off, I have played BOTH the others all the way through and 1 and 2 were FAR better than this, its a classic example of trying to appeal to a wider audience and then failing...bad soo heres my take and I played it all the way through just to be sure.
Don't know what/who decided to make this mess, cant really put a finger on it just:
1. Its NOT scary
2. Its NOT suspensefull
3. Its NOT exciting
4. There is WAAAY to much whinning and crying.
5. Its NOT scary
6. Hacking is lame
7. healing/recharging is slow
8. Its NOT scary
9. I felt NOTHING for any of the characters
10 playing it felt like going to work on monday morning