I haven't had so much fun playing a horror survival game since the Resident Evil and Silent hill games on the Playstation!
Those were the games that amazed you because you had never played anything like it before. As one reviewer pointed out the feeling of playing Resident Evil and you meet your first zombie eating away at a corpse, or the dog jumping through the window and making your heart jump out of your mouth!
Now im not saying that Dead Space will blow you away like those other horror games did because we've come to know what to expect from horror games these days. It is very hard to be original. But what this game does is re-ignite that drive and terror you once had when playing Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Lets face it, nothing has compared since. The sequals have been dire and even though there has been some fun horror games, there hasn't been too much amazing.
I think Dead Space is fantastic has it combines the action of Resident Evil and atmosphere of Silent Hill. The enemies are gruesome and the boss enemies are scary! One of which will surely remind you of the unstoppable tyrant of the Resi series. The way in which you can dispatch enemies is ultra cool too. Its best to take there limbs off so they can't run and eat you, and while they are writhing around ont he floor you can just go and put them out of there misery by stomping there face off haha.
The space ship is very claustropobic and walking down those narrow corridors is not a pleasent experience. You see you never know where you enemy will spring from as they hide in the ventilation system and they just love to spring out when you least expect it. A simple small corridor holds many of these vents and you could easily be attacked from behind if you let your guard down.
The weapons you get are excellent, i think there are about 6 in total and you can make them even more powerful( Damage, reload speed, capacity etc) by collecting power nodes that build them up. There are not enough nodes to build up all guns so its best to decide early what guns you want to stick with. I tend to stick to 3 weapons, the original gun you get,the line gun and pulse rifle. Power nodes are also handy if you want to unlock certain rooms which they hold a few goodies, although you may prefer to keep it to build up your weapons or your space suit. You will have fun deciding, thats for sure.
I like how the game picks up in increasing difficulty as the game goes on. Obviously thats what all games do but i feel this one does it perfectly. The intensity picks up drastically as you come to the end of the 12 chapters. it took me a good 13 hours to complete, bear in mind that im cautious and like to savour the game as opposed to rushing through it.
Don't worry about it only being single player either. It doesn't need multiplayer mode and you will understand when playing it. Play this ALONE!