Excerpt: Dead Space: Ignition is a strange title. It's a bit more interactive than a comic, a tad more complex than a promotional web app and a skoch (hrm...make that quite a few skoches) less than a full-on video game. As such, it ends up something of an unsatisfying, half-baked muddle that has little in common with the action shooter it's based on and kind of leaves you wondering why anyone thought it needed to be made. Admittedly, John Q.
Excerpt: Prepare yourself for one of the most terrifying videogame experiences you'll ever encounter, if not the scariest ever. From the creative details scattered liberally around the levels, such as blood-scrawled notes and tossed-aside luggage, to the intense sound effects and sparse but effective music, Dead Space literally oozes style. I haven't been so impressed by a game's presentation in a very long time.
Excerpt: There aren't many games that make you scared. I mean real scared - the kind of scared that makes you fear the turning of a corridor, or the opening of a door, or the press of a switch. Dead Space, EA Redwood Shores' sci-fi survival horror, is without a doubt one of those games. Its greatest achievement is presenting a game world, the city-sized planet cracker USG Ishimura, that never, ever, feels safe to explore.
Pros: Ambiance hautement immersive, Grande richesse des effets sonores, Artistiquement irréprochable, L'angoisse générée, La difficulté bien calibrée en mode normal, L'accessibilité du gameplay, La customisation des équipements, La rejouabilité
Cons: Scénario prévisible, répétitif et finalement indigeste, Certaines petites chutes de frame rate constatées sur PS3, La progression parfois trop linéaire, manque de liberté
Conclusion: The goal is simple: survive the horror, which in this case means dealing with the mother of all mutated abominations. Before you can kill them, you have to stop them, which means popping or slicing off limbs before they reach you—and these aren’t lumbering zombies—and then finishing them off (you might want to throw in a stomp for good measure too); at least at the outset, before the wall runners, spitters, tentacles, armored behemoths and so on begin to crawl out of the...
Excerpt: Last year was a huge year for games. Grand Theft Auto 4 , Fallout 3 , Fable 2 , Gears of War 2 , Little Big Planet …the list of great games in 2008 goes on and on. In the midst of trying to save up for all the big titles, it is easy for gamers to miss some of the non AAA titles liek Dead Space .