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
Excerpt: Dead Space sure had a quiet release, didn’t it? While other blockbuster, console-creator-published titles are now coming out and getting TV spots left and right, one of the most anticipated games of the year quietly came out and got beaten with little fanfare. It’s a shame, really, because while Dead Space doesn’t quite live up to the impossible expectations bestowed upon it, it sure is one hell of a ride while it lasts.
Excerpt: ) sticks to its more original ideas; the zero-g environments, the severing of limbs with unique weapons, the lack of ammo, etc. it works very well. But it doesn’t capitalize on these innovations as it should.
Summary: In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: "Resident Evil 4 in space" doesn't cut it - Dead Space is neither as ambitious nor as engrossing as the Gamecube Goliath. But it's still an expertly realised, slickly implemented survival horror experience. Sequel, please!
Summary: For the last couple of years, any party worth its salt has involved: a) alcohol, b) good friends, and c) Wii Sports Bowling. No matter how insensitive the game was, or how shallow, everybody can be bowling strikes within seconds. For those of us who fancy something a little deeper though, High Velocity Bowling is where it’s at.
Excerpt: The horror genre has been set up into some well built franchises. The first ones that usually enter your head when you think of the genre are Resident Evil, Silent Hill and maybe Project Zero/Fatal Frame. It’s not often you see a new title enter the genre, but Dead Space is trying to push its way through. A surprising thing is the title is from a group that you wouldn’t associate with even trying a horror game… EA.