posted by MadRienell (PRINCE FREDERICK, MD) Dec 21, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
If you are a big fan of horror games, you will love Dead Space. This is one game I can play and never get tired of. The design and creep factor of the game was not disappointing at all. I'm pretty hard to scare, and there were a few moments that made me jump out of my chair. The storyline is great; there is always something to keep you hanging on, wondering what is going to happen next. (I admit I'm biased, because I love space-horror adventures like Aliens, etc.) As far as variation, it kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. Not only was I curious to see what sort of creature would be introduced in the next chapter, I was also curious to see what the next area, room, section of the ship would look like and what my mission would be. There's always something new you have to accomplish, and that kept the game intriguing.
The design of the ship is awesome, in itself. It really looks like what I imagine a space ship to be like, down to the detail of the rooms, bathrooms, engines, communications, hydroponics, medical labs, and so forth. They really put a lot of interesting detail in the design so the player didn't get bored navigating around. Also, it creates a lot of new places for creatures to jump out at you!
The only thing I didn't like was at the end of level four: there is an extremely aggravating mini-game where Isaac has to sit in a seat and destroy asteroids until his ship-mates get the automatic targeting system fixed. While that sounds easy enough, its not what you think. There are more asteroids than you can easily shoot, and the controls become frustrating. The gun is slow and hard to target. If you don't adjust your targeting controls (Y and X axis) you'll be freaking out if you don't like reverse movement. (Left goes right, up goes down, etc) Other than that, the rest of the game was highly enjoyable.
I will be playing this game on all modes to see what I can unlock until Dead Space 2 comes out 1 Jan 11!
I dont know why some people are giving it 5 6 or 7. This game is great, everything about it is good. It is scary and has good graphics. It is challenging and fun. Doesnt beat Resident Evil, but can maybe make it as big with more sequels.