Excerpt: To get loot in Assassin's Creed , you gently pat the pockets of the dude whose throat you just sliced. In Bioshock , you open a corpse in much the same perfunctory way you'd open one of the game's crates or desk drawers.
Excerpt: The problem with writing about Dead Space 2 is that nothing really sticks out enough for me to focus on. I’ll get my fanboyish dribbling out of the way early; the first Dead Space was a masterclass in ambient horror.
Excerpt: The original Dead Space ended with a frightening visit from Isaac’s dead girlfriend and the beginning of Dead Space 2 keeps that intensity right from the outset. To begin the game, Isaac Clarke is helplessly strapped in a strait-jacket, while a horde of necromorphs close in on him.
Excerpt: Despite it's streamlined scares and action-heavy focus, Severed is an enjoyable, if familiar trip back to the Sprawl
Pros: Dead Space 2's taut gameplay remains wonderfully intact and it's an interesting switch to take on the role of a heavier-duty solider; occasional deviations and "aftermath" changes within recycled levels make for fun twists.
Conclusion: Severed delivers more Dead Space combat, pure and simple, and that is no bad thing. This return to the Sprawl offers up a quick fix of action that maintains a high level of intensity and doesn't overstay its welcome.
Pros: Maintains a gripping intensity for its brief duration, Return of twitcher necromorphs is welcome, Characteristically excellent visuals and sound.
Cons: Unsatisfying story, Uses mostly recycled locations, A bit overpriced at $7.
Review: Dead Space 2: Severed (Microsoft Xbox 360)
3 March 2011
Summary: : Dead Space 2: Severed is an adequate expansion pack that combines the great gameplay of the core game with an appearance from two characters fans will be happy to see, but for more casual fans, it’s likely to seem a bit overpriced and underwhelming.
Summary: Isaac Clarke wasn't the only person fighting for survival on the Sprawl during the horrific necromorph outbreak depicted in Dead Space 2 . Severed, the game's first downloadable add-on, returns you to the moon of Titan and puts you in the suit of security officer Gabe Weller.
Pros: Maintains a gripping intensity for its brief duration, Return of twitcher necromorphs is welcome, Characteristically excellent visuals and sound
Cons: Unsatisfying story, Uses mostly recycled locations, A bit overpriced at $7