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.
Excerpt: Dead Space is a game with an identity crisis. It wants to be RE4 in space, it wants to be Bioshock (in space), it wants to be Alien, The Thing, Event Horizon, Pitch Black, Sunshine, you name it, Dead Space wants to be it.
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!
Conclusion: The mask may be similar, but the face behind it is not. Dead Space iOS outfits you as a new character, the recognisable garb of a engineer used as disguise only. And for the first time in the Dead Space universe, you're playing for the other team. Well, for the opening section at least.
Pros: + Looks incredible + soundtrack is immersive
Cons: - getting used to touch controls in heat of battle can be an uphill struggle at first.
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.
Conclusion: Isaac Clarke has taken the long trip out to the giant space ship USG Ishimura, a "planet cracker" class ship that has not been heard from in days. Isaac is an engineer. His mission is to inspect the communications system and get them up and running again.
Pros: Great atmosphere, interesting vision of the future.
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.