19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
DS2 is true to form and improved upon!!!,
This review is from: Dead Space 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
Basically, this is a horror film with you as the star, progressing through the storyline. You are a technician aboard a ship that a horrible event has happened on and you are trying to find your way off. There is no choice, this game is excellent on the PS3, the graphics are good, from the detail of your character's suit to the enemies you face, the scenery is well done, with the lighting in certain areas making you jump at shadows. The game is also good in that it is not your average first person shooter, when attacking the baddies you have to think about where you shoot them, it is not just a case of shooting everyone in the face to kill first off. Also, with regards to the viewpoint of the character, it follows in the path of Resident Evil 4/5, so the camera is just over your shoulder allowing you to see the action going on. I did not find this view restrictive at all, just as I didn't on Resident Evil.
Along the way through the game you will pick up video and audio logs of the crew which will help you understand what has happened on the ship.
The atmosphere of the game is amazing, I was looking for a game to entrall me and shake me up, and I have gotten too used to strategy games where nothing surprises me. The baddies will attack you from unexpected directions at times, you think you may be safe hiding in a spot and then they are on you! You can collect credits along the way and when you happen upon a digital store you can buy the usual goods, ammo, weapons, health etc... The game also adds the element that you do not get access to every weapon as you go through the game, you need to find a schematic of it then download it at the store so the item can be purchased. I have been playing the game about 3-4 hours now and have unlocked only one weapon fully in that the shop supplied the weapon, I had to find the ammo schematic. There are also "nodes" which can be found/bought, and these can be used to get into certain rooms that need it to open the door, or you can use them to upgrade you suit or weapon at a "bench" where your character will upgrade the weapon himself (he is a technician after all). There are new weapons to find and use, so it is not the same as the first game, there are a few that you will recognise of course, it is not ALL new weapons!
Be wary of using all your nodes at once, they are very expensive to buy, this is the only tip I will give you while playing the game
The zero G room is great fun when you can hurl yourself around the room, not so much fun if you are being chased though, you need to think about where you position yourself so you can dispatch the baddie. And this is an imrovement on the first game in that you have jets in your suit now so you can fly through zero-gee.
The price is very good as you consider you are getting two aspect in this games, if you enjoy the shooter aspect of a game with a dark atmosphere, this is the game for you. There is also a new multiplayer aspect which is fun as you play one mode as the xenos then can play as human.
I would recommend buying the limited edition as you get Dead Space Extraction included for basically the same price!!
I would maybe recommend you play some of this with the lights on, it has already scared the begeebers outa me, hahahahah
The effect is great with the lights off and you have to listen out for the cries of the baddies so you can gauge where they may be charging from.
So.....what are you waiting for? Buy this game now!!!!!!!