Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dead Space 2 Review



I got a chance to play Dead Space 2, so I thought I'd give you guys a review of what I found.

Gameplay
[9.0]
Well, this is one aspect that Dead Space excels at. It truly engages you almost in a 'haunted amusement park' type theme... constantly scaring even the most stoic players. The combat is highly gratifying. The number of different ways you can gib the necrophytes is awesome.


There are surprisingly few bosses, which is a bit of a disappointment, but the regular combat is fun enough to keep it interesting. This is of course a survival horror... meets 3rd person shooter, and it plays very well at that. That being said, it is quite linear in comparison to Dead Space 1, but I think that's a good thing. You're on a crash course to who knows where, and you're just enjoying the ride, essentially.


Presentation
[8.5]
The game simply looks great, no denying it. The look and feel sucks you in and doesn't let go. Sound is a big one, obviously... so I definitely recommend playing this on loud volume with silence around you, for the full effect. Gibbing monsters hasn't looked this pretty in a while.

Story
[7]
I'm sure most of you will like the story, but to me it just felt too much 'go here and do this' and not so much focusing on the development of the world and your actions. That being said, the character development is incredible. You can truly see the turmoil and struggle here, and that makes up for the otherwise lacking arch of the genaeral story. Overall it's not bad, and I wasn't all that disappointed, it just could of done more.

Multiplayer
[5]
Do not trade in your Black Ops. This is not going to replace it. The multiplayer is bland and boring, despite the large number of 'unlockables' the game modes are just incredibly basic and aren't ranging enough to keep interesting.  It's just standard humans vs monsters (necrophytes)... the typical play on good guys vs the terrorists that you've played to death. Nothing interesting in here, really.

Overall
[8]
A great game if you're playing it to get scared, or for the action. If you're playing it for story, I'd say hold your breath for Mass Effect 3 (Try not to pass out). The multiplayer was disappointing, but then again, is this the real reason you're playing this game? There is even re-playability here, which gives it more points in my books. Kudos to the Devs on this one, Dead Space 2 is probably the best game of this genre this console generation in my opinion.

10 comments:

Al Frances said...

Thanks for the review. I heard very good things about the first game (except from Yahtzee), but never got round to buying it. May give this one a try.

TheDude748 said...

Looks like a great game, very good review too. I'll definitely look into picking up a copy.

Isaac said...

This is killing me I really want to go home and play it lol

Vapor said...

Looks badass, I'll be picking it up.

Doo said...

Saw this, looks awesome, nice review!

Das Auto! said...

sounds like a great game, but multiplayer is important for me

themoonlightmelonmounter said...

Just played the demo about an hour ago, and to be honest it seems exactly like the first Dead Space. Not that that's a problem, Dead Space was a good game, but it'd be nice to see something different.

i_love_weed said...

this is a game i might even consider paying for :D

Rob said...

I just went and watched the ending of it. I'm totally down for owning this game now.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Thanks for the review. I'll re-think it.

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