Excerpt: The genre of survival horror has seen some major changes during this console generation. Heavy stalwarts like Resident Evil and Silent Hill were given action packed makeovers to try and compete with a wider audience.
Summary: Cold comfort The months leading to Dead Space 3 's launch have been trying for fans of the series. From early rumors that it would be a first-person shooter to the eventual reveal of online co-op , Kinect support , cover-based shooting segments, and highly controversial microtransactions , Dead...
Conclusion: Misfires and all, it’s at least commendable that Dead Space 3 makes an effort to exhibit some fresh experimentation into what has become a truly bloated media franchise; plus the combat still shines for the most part.
Summary: Maybe it’s not the choice I would have made, but it provides a startling premise for the events of the first two games (and the expanded universe) and pulls it together with enough point-and-shoot variety that I was never disinterested.
Pros: A shining example of how to make a third-person sci-fi shooter
Excerpt: Rather controversially, Dead Space 3 is a cooperative game. The previous two games in the series skipped having this option included, so many fans were obviously a little worried about it being tossed into the mix in this third game.
Conclusion: The Dead Space series may very well be EA's most ambitious franchise. Starting as a simple survival horror title, its popularity quickly lead to a sequel. Dead Space 2 was so highly regarded that EA took it upon themselves to make a third title.
Conclusion: Dead Space 3 may not be the greatest game in the series, but it is definitely a good game that is fun and well-worth playing. Dead Space always has wonderfully smooth controls, which makes it an absolute joy to play.