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Scariest game i've ever played!
on January 2, 2013
This has to be the freakiest game I've ever played hands down. Dead Space 1 was super scary, but the second installment did a great job of capitalizing on the creepiest elements of the original in a very effective way. Here's my bullet point list of strengths:
-- Heavy emphasis on the "Unitology" theme
-- More enemies over all than DS1
-- Addition of new creepy enemies
-- Necromorphs are a bit harder to kill
-- Very little backtracking in the campaign
-- Sound design is spectacular
-- Graphics are excellent
-- Gameplay is relatively organic
-- Good use of puzzles
I only have a couple of gripes with this game:
1. You randomly have to learn how to fly through a debris field at one point. I died 15 or 20 times and almost gave up on the game at this point. It wasn't fun or scary, just annoying and pointless.
2. The final boss is a pain in the butt to beat. I spent 2 hours on the boss battle before shutting the game down and getting online to read up on how to beat it. l ended up having to backtrack to a previous save station and exploited a game glitch where a power node access storage room will indefinitely give you goodies if you save your game, reload it from that save station, and go back to the storage room. I spent 45 minutes collecting goodies so I could upgrade my weapons and buy enough health and ammo to make it back to the ending and beat the boss.
That being said, this is still one of the best games I've ever played and I would highly recommend it to anyone mature enough to handle the horror.