Excerpt: The success story behind the budding Dead Space franchise is one I'd like to see repeated. Sure, the original Dead Space is a top-of-its-class action game, but it's the collective brainchild of an internal development studio at EA -- a company not particularly well-known for ambitious new IPs.
Conclusion: Dead Space 2 is one the most physically and mentally draining games I have ever had the pleasure of playing. It is hard to describe with any sort of detail just how intense the game is, but Dead Space 2 starts by punching you in the mouth and doesn’t let up till the credits roll.
Pros: Wonderful atmosphere; great mix of action and survival horror; great graphics and excellent sound design; the pacing is almost perfect.
Cons: Multiplayer isn’t too exciting; DRM; short campaign.
Conclusion: There’s really nothing out there that offers what Stacking does. By running with a simple idea and presenting it in a charming, delightful package, the game will have you revelling in the genius of adopting new characteristics each time you stack.
Excerpt: Dead Space 2 is a sequel sci-fi/horror thriller 3rd person shooter where protagonist Isaac Clarke fights to survive and destroy an alien menace. Based on Titan station, a space station in the deep reaches of space, Clarke discovers that for the past three years an unknown group has been probing his...
Pros: The most immersive videogame yet. Excellent score and combat. Memorable.
Cons: Weak multiplayer. Not enough open areas. Some weak character and plot elements.
Summary: Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Videos New Dead Space 2 gameplay footage There are only a few horror movies that I’ve seen that have really made my skin crawl. Most of the time things tend to be so over the top that the fear factor goes flying out the window along with a decapitated limb.
Summary: Dead Space 2 picks up from where Dead Space reluctantly closed, picking up that same legacy on the way. A renewed slew of ghoulish aliens are back and lining up for frantic disembowelment and frenetic limb-chopping, but not before they make you mess yourself with some of the most chilling survival...
Pros: Excellent graphics and sound; Constant stream of unnerving thrills; Lead character is given some actual character; Adapts on the best parts of the original
Cons: Formulaic gameplay arises by mid-game; Not much change since original Dead Space