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Not very scary,
This review is from: Dead Space (PS3) (Video Game)
Im of a mind that if your definition of horror is slasher movies like Saw then this will be great but if like me you prefer subbtle horror that plays with your mind like silence of the lambs or the Shining then this wont do it. Theres loads of gore but this is basically Doom 3 in 3rd person. I saw all the jumps coming, predicted monster responses before hand so save time by cutting off the legs early and Im afraid I just wasnt scared. I bought the PS3 version over xbox as I didnt want the fan ruining the atmosphere created by sound but after 10 mins I wished I'd picked up far cry 2 (my other choice at the time of buying it). I was playing it like ghost recon admittedly (gun ready, shoot anything that moves) but this felt tedious. Alas Im back on Call of Duty 4.
Before anyone gets excited about it, this is a GOOD game bue just too pedestrian compared to COD4, FC2, or Bioshock!!
Get it, but when its £30
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2008 22:55:03 GMT
not very scary? surely this is the scariest survival horror game on a next gen console and i don't believe you saw all the jumps coming. its made me jump a few times and im only half way through
Posted on 3 Nov 2008 00:05:12 GMT
C. Mckee says:
Hmmmm i can't agree with this. either you are completely desensitised to the horror genre now or you're trying to prove a point. This game is full of many, many terrifying moments and you never know just when or where you will be attacked from. Ok if you go in a room it's quite likely that you will be attacked (although not always) but the point is you dont know when and the constant panic inducing sounds of creatures moving around always keeps you guessing. In addition the lack of cut scenes means you are always in the game so even when you are listening to audio logs or video feeds you still get attacked! This is a top next gen 'horror game' and COD4 and FC2 are 'FPS games' so cant really compare them.
Posted on 10 Apr 2009 14:02:07 BDT
R. Hawkins says:
Slasher movie like saw? Plays with your mind like silence of the lambs of the Shining?!?!?! Im sorry but almost every Saw movie has a well thought out twist and not a single person could say they saw it coming, no pun intended! hehe
Anyways this game cannot be compared to COD, Bioshock and especially not FC2!!!! All these games are in leagues of there own, Bioshock wasn't even close to being as scary as Dead Space! FarCry was just a load of tat and COD4 is meant to be one of those "saving private Ryan" type of affairs, this game is meant to be a shock fest and is attempting to play on your instinctive fears, i.e the dark and horrible sounds! seriously I wish people would stop comparing every game to COD4, why are you even buying a knew game if your still playing COD4?
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