Excerpt: Perhaps if poor Isaac Clarke had been able to switch parts with the late Isaac Hayes, Dead Space 3 might have been a bit less boring. At this point, we’d gladly throw in a few Chef-like wisecracks just to liven up the game a tad—might as well rename this one “Dull Space 3.” We’re exaggerating a little bit, but not much. The main problem with this third incarnation in the popular, “What the heck is that? Shoot it, shoot it, shoot it!
Pros: Fun mini-game elements; comprehensive weapon customization; fun for walk-and-blast, undead-fighting gameplay; lovely in-game interface; lots to do.
Cons: Difficulty seems imbalanced; scarcity (or abundance) of resources can be frustrating; not all that scary anymore; so-so storyline.
Conclusion: Dead Space 3 is a pretty good addition to the franchise and, while it tries to respect the core of the series, quite a few of its additions don't really hit their targets, like the scavenging component or the co-op, to some degree. Even so, fans will definitely enjoy learning more about the Dead Space universe and continuing the adventures of Isaac Clarke and his new-found buddies.
Pros: +Still a good survival shooter, +Co-op is a good addition, +Fleshes out the Dead Space universe
Cons: -A lot of backtracking, -The scavenging and crafting can get boring, -Awkward mini-games
Excerpt: Dead Space 3 is already out in stores now, in case you've missed the news. And you'd better hurry up and grab a copy quick, or suffer the wrath of plenty of friends and players who will be dying to talk about it. Check out our video review below to confirm your suspicions on the game and on Issac's jouney back to Tao Volantis. Don't forget to check out our exclusive interview with the games lead producer.
Review: Dead Space 3: Awakened DLC functions like a disturbed nap
19 March 2013
Excerpt: If you haven’t played Dead Space 3 yet, there will be SPOILERS here since Awakened takes place directly after the end of the standard game. So if you’re someone who hates SPOILERS , you should probably stop reading here and go finish Dead Space 3 already. Much like trying to get Mega Man off the moon, Dead Space 3: Awakened gets Isaac and Carver down from floating to their deaths in space.
Excerpt: Laat ik maar meteen met de deur in huis vallen en zeggen dat ik de eerste twee Dead Space games niet gespeeld heb. Dat is echter geen probleem aangezien Dead Space 3 begint met een recap van wat er in de eerste twee delen is voorgevallen, alsook een kort verhaal over gebeurtenissen van 200 jaar geleden, om ons dan naar het heden te brengen waarin ingenieur Isaac Clarke de Die Hard John McClane van Dead Space lijkt te zijn geworden.
Excerpt: On a city street at the start of Dead Space 3, there’s a poster for a film called Tools Of Terror. It features a man in a tuxedo pulling a James Bond pose, but instead of a pistol he’s holding a wrench. He is, it’s fairly obvious, both an action hero and a blue-collar guy, and despite the fact this film is a spoof – or perhaps because of it – he’s also an accurate symbolic representation of Dead Space hero Isaac Clarke as he appears in this latest game.
Excerpt: It's completely acceptable, and almost expected for a long running franchise to change its focus from time to time. You either evolve and introduced new elements or become stale and lose your core audience. In the case of the highly successful Dead Space series though, EA and Visceral Games may have chosen to evolve the latest chapter at the expense of what made the series so unique to begin with.
Excerpt: Ignorant Gamer Ilias P hopes on the sticks to review EA’s latest Dead Space 3. Known as one of the best horror FPS series on the market, the community has been waiting for this one for a while. Does it live up to the hype? Tune in as Ilias takes us through the story, graphics, sound and much more!
Excerpt: When I started playing Gears of Dead Space – er, I mean Dead Space 3 – I figured that the game would be more like the second iteration than the first. While the first game was eerie and had a truly haunting atmosphere, the second game favored action. Dead Space 2 was as scary as the original at times, though. I enjoyed the game quite a bit, and I thought to myself, wow, if they can split the difference between these two games, I’ll be delighted. Is that what they did?