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This review is from: Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I have heard people moaning about this that it has moved from the horror franchise to straightforward third person shooter. It could have been worse: it could have been Aliens Colonial Marines which was an insult to some people that a lawsuit is now in process!
If you have played the first two games you know what to expect: that you play Isaac Clarke and are immersed into to this environment where necromorphs (reanimated bodies of the dead) are coming out of every air duct and the proverbial woodwork to inflict a horrendous death to you as you proceed during the story. If you haven't played these games before, think of the film Event Horizon meets Resident Evil and you are nearly there. There are the single campaign and Co-Op modes available so someone can team up as you investigate.
There are some nice touches with the upgrade benches and with enough of the relevant components (which you pick up) you can create some really good weapon combinations to dismember and slice up the necromorphs. Some of my favourites was the Seeker Rifle/rocket launcher and the shotgun/flamethrower. All weapons use the same ammunition which simplifies things for the better.
I like that there are optional missions available but it would make the game way too short if not completed. The story is good though it goes to much about Isaac shouting "Ellie!" too often which detracts the eerie feel of the story somewhat.
The visuals are sharp with some nice rendering but I was getting a bit bored of the last series of environments - it is much creepier if set on a space ship or arctic base than some generic alien catacombs.
I can understand why a lot of gamers didn't like the transition of a horror-based game to a more action based game,maybe the publishers were trying not to repeat the same style as the first two games.
Currently I am now doing the Classic game mode I unlocked where you can only create the weapons from DS 1 and 2 which is a real challenge!
Really enjoyable game and it's so much better than Colonial Marines.