Dead Space 3…how I have been waiting for you. If you don't know I am a huge Dead Space fan. It pretty much replaced Resident evil series for me. I also dreaded 3 since…3 seem to be the dying off point of most games. However I can promise you that in this it's not.
When it first came out I kept hearing people say it was terrible and that gave me a slight fear. But I got it any ways and I don't regret it.
Now I can officially say it's not a horror game anymore. A lot of people complain about this but really…would be scared when you see the same thing for 3 whole games? The Dead Space series though slowly evolve in to a nice hybrid, you could already tell from dead space 2 that was happening. And it's NOT a shooter game like Call of Duty or Resident evil 6. Rather it's an action thing like when you go to a good action movie with stunts that leave you on the edge of your seat.
Speaking of action, this game now has a weapon crafting bench which is FUN. The combination with the weapons and special abilities of them are endless, Making it fun to show off your weapons to your friends. I know I did A.A
Which bring me to my next area, the co-op. The co-op is well developed. People can pop in and pop out like nothing change. It doesn't change the story too much, just the cut scenes really change and there are co-op mission but these kind of anger me because you only see the dementia from carvers point of view only, so it result in a fight of who gets to be carver. Isaac has no dementia in this game probably cause he purged the markers…shit…stuff in his head in Dead space 2.
The story in the game is really 2 D especially for a Dead Space game. Very easy to follow, very predictable, and it's probably been done before just with a different result. The puzzles too, while plentiful and different, can be somewhat annoying or really easy.
The best thing about this game by far is the scenery and how you interact with it. The background and amazing detail is incomparable! Its breath taking and constantly change. One moment you're in a city, the next in an ancient space ship, then a frozen planet. It's just great.
And the fact most of the doors are really old and the power is out you will need to use your kinesis and stasis a LOT more than in the other game. The ending was…symbolic. I think it could have used more OMPH but it made sense for Isaac and carver the way it ended.
Over all I give it a 8 out of 10 with to say. Do not be afraid to get this game. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's bad. If the story and puzzles were better and a few glitches removed, I would easily give it a 10 out of 10 just for the sheer about of effort and imagination that works so wonderfully in this game. Even with these faults though, you'll have so much fun you won't even care!
And that's my game review of the month.
Oh and also, the scavenger bot is the cutest thing!