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Well gee... i can't really think of a good way to explain this game other than just giving you the pros and cons. ------ pros- ------ 1- The controls- Holy cow! These controls rock! I mean they can get a little getting used to but my gosh, using the A button as the reload button! Brilliant! 2- The HUD- No taking up a large portion of the screen or anything like that, everything is displayed on your character model. 3- The graphics- This game is beautiful! The enemies look so real, and the environment really looks like a place that's inhabited by monsters! 4- The Weapons- Awesome... simply awesome. 5- The scares- This game is truly scary. The scariest game I've ever played. 6- The story- The story is Extremely interesting. 7- The game play- This game grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the rides over! ------- Cons- ------- The only thing i can think of as a con is that this game eventually ends.
This game was more than what I had hoped it would be. Dead Space truly succeeded in all aspects of a horror game. The story is that of blockbuster caliber. It really hit home and it was moving as much as it was tense. Its twists and turns almost made me sad. The story in itself is not for people of young ages; being that the story hints on love, death, life, and so on. Some gamers may not understand some subtleties of the plot. I'd say a gamer of about 15 or older could grasp it. But overall I think the timeline was very well thought out. The controls may be a little clunky starting out, but it gets into habit around the second chapter. The in-game menu was a nice touch. It's like a hologram, ending at a certain point in space. The camera can be rotated around it, if you feel like checking for enemies nearby. Jumping around and shooting stuff in zero-g was a blast!! Graphics were a big surprise. Each detail like lighting, geometry, and gore effects drew me even further into the game. The over the shoulder camera somehow managed to add tension too. The fighting system was well-polished. Strategy comes into play more than just shooting everything wildly like most FPS. The player must aim for certain body parts in order to defeat a monster. It's a great idea; I wouldn't mind seeing something like it later on. Sometimes watching arms fly off is kind of funny, you know? Of course, everyone feels triumphant after killing a room full of ambushing necromorph space monsters, don't they?
Overall, I do indeed, and for my first time, give this game a 10. PLAY THIS GAME!!
I've played a lot of horror games, but this one has managed to catch me off guard a couple times. Theres a poor choice of weapons, at least from my point of view; my main weapon was the first gun you ever get in the game. Nothing else seemed as efficient, the others were just a waste of space. Still a great game though, can't wait for part 2.