Bought this at the weekend after umming and ahing about wether to go for another FPS (far cry) or horror. Feeling like I made a mistake. This just seems like doom 3 in 3rd person. I loved doom 3 but this seems no further forward. I saw it all coming and it wasnt remotely scary. I find gore does not equal fear since the atmosphere wasnt there. Went to a lot of trouble as well to get ps3 version since I thought if the atmosphere was important I didnt want my 360's fans taking anything away from it from sounding like I was sitting next to a jet turbine. After FEAR and Doom 3 this just seems like a very good clone
Simon, I agree with you. Bought the Ps3 version for the same distracting reason but suffered freezing so may put up with 360's hoover impression. I too was expecting that I would lovingly be too afraid to play it but to my disappointment, I think the scary hype was a ploy for catching you off guard so the NHS could profit from arthritic shouldered gamers in later life. Despite the missing chill factor, It's unrivaled for atmosphere and presentation. Doom 3 similarities would've been spiced up if trapped demon mutants leaped out from terminals as you reluctantly approach them then the clone factor wouldn't have been so much of an understatement . I'm sure over time you'll love it for what it is. Still, I'm sure there's hope in Aliens: Colonial Marines too.
I found myself thinking of Doom 3 a lot whilst playing this game too. But that's a good thing. Apart from Doom 3 there hasn't really been a space horror game that has put me on edge as much as Dead Space did. I say the Doom 3 similarity is a good thing. This game was a totally pleasant surprise for me.
A surprise for me too. And the similarity is a good thing. It is "Doom 3" done differently. Graphics are some of the best I have ever seen ...right down to the dust and fog floating in the air. The more I play the game, the more details I become aware of. The PC version is said be even more detailed.
It's definitely not a Doom clone. Both games just happen to share a common influence in the System Shock games which were famous for their space setting and use of audio diaries etc. I think Dead Space is the better game, particularly because of the dismemberment system and better story.
No, because Doom 3 was rubbish and Dead Space is great. Doom 3 had hopeless shooting mechanics whilst Dead Space has excellent ones. I could go on, but I won't. System Shock 2 was great too, as was Bioshock.