Summary: Dead Space 3 provided protagonist Isaac Clarke with a new stage on which to dismember his necromorph enemies, presenting him with tight corridors that clashed with the wide-open arctic expanses of Tau Volantis, the ice planet holding secrets vital to combating the alien threat; Awakened follows in...
Excerpt: The survival-horror genre gets such a bad rap these days that it’s tempting to overlook them for games with a frantic gunplay, co-op multiplayer elements, customizable weapons or … wait, that’s actually what Dead Space 3 offers.
Review: Dead Space 3: Awakened (Microsoft Xbox 360)
19 March 2013
Excerpt: So, anyone who’s been following along for any period of time may remember this, but back when Dead Space 2: Severed came out, my observation at the time was thus: Dead Space 2 was a very good game, but Dead Space 2: Severed was not a very good piece of DLC for the game.
Conclusion: You should absolutely play Awakened if you’ve already beaten Dead Space 3. It’s one of the more original and memorable parts of Isaac’s story… which says as much about Dead Space 3 as a game as it does the quality of this DLC.
is a solid entry in the series despite the additions. They don’t change the core gameplay, and actually add some extra for fans wanting a bit different of an experience than the past two games have offered. If you’ve never checked out a game in the series, now is definitely the best time.
Excerpt: I’ll just cut to the chase and immediately tell you I didn’t play the first two Dead Space games. That’s not much of an issue, however, as Dead Space 3 starts with a recap of what happened in the first two parts, as well as giving a short story on events that occured 200 years ago, to then bring us...
Summary: Resident Evil Revelations 2 is more of an action game than survival horror, but it is an enjoyable 12-15 hour romp that fans of the series will enjoy. With great co-op and stunningly smooth gameplay (seriously, Resident Evil has never felt this good to play before), Revelations 2 is solid overall...
Pros: Raid Mode; solid co-op; gameplay is smooth and fast; interesting campaign
Cons: Did it really need to be episodic?; so-so presentation
Excerpt: If the original Dead Space was comparable to Ridley Scott's classic film Alien , then Dead Space 3 must be the series's inadvertent homage to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein . The plot doesn't involve building a hulking monster out of various body parts, but the experience feels as though it was cobbled...
Pros: Dismembering Necromorphs still offers some visceral thrills.
Cons: Being forced to fight wave after wave of cannon fodder enemies in the game's multiple kill rooms.
Summary: They say good things come in threes, although I’d like to see conclusive proof. For me, games that normally get branded with the accursed trilogy treatment and the subsequent milking of the cash-cow thereafter always follow the same pattern.