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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: What threatens to kill Dead Space 3 is that it’s so much easier to talk about what it isn’t rather than what it is. It’s not scary, it’s not difficult, and it’s not especially memorable; however, its artistry is lush, its action is proven, and its co-op is strong.
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.
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!