4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Pleasing the fans,
This review is from: Dead Space - Aftermath [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Being a fan of the Dead Space games, the first animation movie "Dead Space Downfall" was a huge disappointment for me. It was not only badly drawn (like the kids animation series which run on saturday mornings, except for the violence of course) but ALSO didn't expand the story background of the games. Just 90 boring minutes of people fighting necromorphs on the Ishimura.
But "Dead Space Aftermath" is different. It builds an interesting story bridge between DS1 and DS2 by telling the events that will turn Dr. Nolan Stross into the insane patient #5 in DS2. In the game you repeatedly hear him babbling about his family and a fragment of the marker - the movie tells you his story.
As the type of animation is changing through out the movie (between anime-like and computer rendered scenes) so does the quality: The anime-like sequences look great and are much more superior than in Dead Space Downfall. In contrast, the rendered sequences are done poorly and look like a relict from the 1990s. What a shame!
But again, I enjoyed this movie more than the first one and would recommend it to anyone who loves Dead Space.