This game title was surprisingly entertaining. It feels like a cross between Gears of War and F.E.A.R.\Doom melded together. Lighting effects are amazing throughout the game and has some heart-stuttering moments when you least expect it. The musical score moves with the action taking place with some typical horror-movie like music/sounds. The game is 12 Chapters long and every chapter is unique and captivating.
My only issue with Dead Space, is this game title is a single player game only. There's no available co-op or online play whatsoever. EA did a great job on the game, however, in this day and age....if a game title doesn't provide multi-player functionality, it will not be accepted as a next-gen game by the masses.
posted by Violet11 (RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA) Oct 22, 2008
Member since Oct 2007
When i first saw the promos for it I was curious and like another space alien game with no depth. But I was wrong this game is fascinating, spooky and fun. Make sure you have plenty of plasma and use the bench well! It is a great game, I'm surprised by Ea after some other so-so alluring games.
Truly one of the great shooters in history, Dead Space is also a warning shot across the bow of the games industry: be warned, guys. After this, the stakes have risen a lot higher than many studios will be able to go.
Because, simply, this is what we will expect from the finest games going forward. Storytelling by adults (Warren Ellis, anyone?), not hacks armed with cliches. A+ production qualities. Breadth and depth of adventure. Horror that isn't served up in the same old cartoonish way but takes its cues from the problems in our age (to wit: at the root of this horror story are terrors unleashed by religious fanaticism).
I can't think of many games worth celebrating in recent years unless it is this one. I loved the way it drew on its famous predecessors -- Quake, Half-Life in games, Alien in films -- while not slavishly recreating them. Hats off to the team for this work of storytelling art.