gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Nothing really really scares me if I know its not my own life in danger, but this game does manage to get my adrenaline glands pumping juice and has made me jump a few times. Graphics are nice and mood setting. Controls are solid. The audio is well done and the pace of the game works out well. My only complaint is all the back tracking that occurs. You will see the same hallways and set of doors 10 times. That keeps the game from feeling fresh the whole time. Over all though there is enough variety in creatures and level designs even if you are stuck on a space ship. This game is great to play in the dark. Its a medium paced action game with some puzzles. You will have to plan out your air supplies, ammo rationing and run, rather than shoot in order to survive. This is more like Resident Evil of old then Resident Evil 5 was. Dead space could have used some more polish with its story..or mostly how its told. With a little polish and less back tracking the sequel will be a huge success. This game reminds me of the first Assains Creed. Def. a franchise starting game this Dead Space is. I give it an 8 out of 10 because of the back tracking and the weird anti gravity jumps. How about some free float or a jet pack? The game also loses points for its boring voice acting, this is the main thing that keeps this game from feeling frantic as it should.
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Before even reading this review, hurry and put this game in your gameQ.
This is the most intense, frightening game I have ever played. The graphics are amazing, the sound terrifying, the story fun and fast-paced, and it even makes you solve some puzzles along the way.
You are an engineer sent to help recover the mining ship The Ishimura which mysteriously went silent. It turns out the ship is infected with what looks to be alien life forms. These grotesque and creative creatures put the fear of God in me. I couldn't stop playing it.
I have now played through all twelve levels twice and still love this game. If I had to make a criticism, sometimes the tasks seemed contrives. Oh, great, I have to go find another freaking key in the middle of a den of necromorphs! But overall the play is so much fun it really didn't detract too much. If I could I'd give it 9.5 stars for that, so I rounded up.
Unless you don't like being scared, get this game now!
To keep this review short and sweet. I played it for one day and can GUARANTEE that this game is addicting and overall fun to play. The controls are smooth and the game has that 80's Alien's movie feel. Along with the dark feel of the game and the monsters jumping out at you. It is a game that will keep you guessing, even though you know what's going to come at you eventually. If you like shooters, this is a game you need to at least try and get your own feel. This is my first review, but I picked a great to game to review. Hope you enjoy!