Excerpt: Dead Space is an extremely visceral, disturbing and claustrophobic game that mixes the Sci-fi and horror genres with a great deal of success. When I first heard about this game i was at first skeptical to say the least. As On first inspection it sounds like a strange marriage of ”Alien vs Predator on pc & Bioshock on the xbox 360 but it’s so much more than that.
Excerpt: There are only three rules: everything that can go wrong will go wrong, nothing is sacred, and saving life is impossible. These are the rules that make Dead Space the horror that it is, a cruel, shocking space drama that employs these bitter ideals with new technologies and techniques previously unseen in games, and others that push the boundaries previously set.
Conclusion: If you're really a fan of the fiction then spending an hour on YouTube is a far better use of your time than any minute of Dead Space Ignition . When both the story and the gameplay are as weak as this then you're better leaving this on the virtual shelf and picking up Dead Space Extraction instead.
Conclusion: Dead Space is a rare classic that changes its genre in ways we didn’t know were possible. From the controls to the story, there is very little to complain about and plenty to love about this title. The game is beautiful, and the atmosphere it places you in will scare you on some level. Whether it’s the ambience or the sheer violence, this game is not for the faint of heart.
Excerpt: Set in a bleak, spacebound future, Dead Space begins with a silent engineer named Isaac Clarke traveling on a rescue mission to the USG Ishimura, Earth’s largest and most efficient "planet cracker." He receives a strange message from his girlfriend Nicole and decides to travel as the leading engineer of the rescue group, hoping to discover what the message means.
Conclusion: Ignition culminates in unlocking a new costume for Isaac Clarke that will be available when Dead Space 2 arrives. You won't have much trouble receiving that award and doing so in quick fashion, since it takes only about 40 or so minutes to complete everything on your first try (and even less time to play again to check out the branching story), which ultimately makes it feel like you're paying 400 Microsoft points for a costume unlock.
Pros: Unlockable Isaac Clarke costume for Dead Space 2.
Cons: Uninteresting characters and plot, Poor voice acting, Shallow and frustrating minigames, Too short.
Conclusion: Concept: This uneventful prequel story to Dead Space 2 offers three minigames that would be a good fit for Fusion Frenzy 3
Graphics: The cutscene “movement” is amusing for all the wrong reasons. The minigame graphics again fall in line with the weird Tron-like visuals found in Fusion Frenzy
Sound: Even the best voice actors in the world couldn’t sell this dialogue, especially when framed against the strange imagery provided
Playability: One minigame is overly hard,...
Conclusion: Like I said earlier, the minigames will steal less quarters before awarding prizes than the amusement park arcade. Each of the four possible endings in Ignition will award you some unlocked content for Dead Space 2. While Ignition never actually tells you what you’ve won, rumors have it that one of the prizes is a new suit for Isaac.
Conclusion: Dead Space: Ignition fails to deliver on anything that made the original game stand out, and falls dramatically short of its new objectives. Yes, it might be cheap, but even the most dedicated fan will struggle to find entertainment here, and no price is worth paying for boredom.