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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Overall Game - Terrible Dead Space Game, February 7, 2013
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Dead Space 3 Limited Edition (Video Game)
I was very surprised as soon as I started playing, in both a positive and negative sense.

Looking at it from an overall game perspective, dropping the element of it being a sequel, it is a fun game. The Co-op and weapon crafting are two wonderful concepts. But I find it annoying that have to spend $120 to do this, as you can only play Co-op online. The weapon crafting is great because you never feel limited to one gun, you can mix elements of electricity, plasma cutters, and fire into one weapon. Lots of action, some puzzles, and creative use of outer-space, although in an inconsistent manner. All in all, it felt like a new product created by someone who was a fan of Dead Planet, Dead Space, Call of Duty, and Gears of Wars, and wanted to fuse them together.

As a Dead Space game, it is a completely different story. I was always told in storytelling, that if every moment is a big moment then none of it is. Throughout the game you feel drowned in enemies. Sure your heart rate goes up, but shortly becomes the norm as enemies pile on in large numbers over and over. I would become so furious with the constant flood of enemies that I was never given a real chance to be afraid. The open sequence is rather confusing, it is bright and colorful. A futuristic utopia, flying cars and bright buildings, but the story focuses on civilization being scarce on resources or perhaps I missed something. Isaac becomes a very take charge leader, pulls out one-liners here and there, and feels almost in no way identical to his presence in Dead Space 1. Some new changes make the game feel entirely too easy. The bots, online purchases, glitches, and the hordes of enemies seem to be as strong as say 2 or 3 enemies in previous titles. I will say I was very visually pleased with the deep space elements and events. The body temp gauge gave a new element to work through. New bosses and monsters were given a lot of focus in their design, while previous ones seemed like they were watered down. The whole concept of Dead Space was really thrown away to fit the style of Gears or CoD. I am still a huge fan of the series, but I don't think I will be pre-ordering Dead Space 4.
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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013 5:46:18 AM PST
SGwizzy says:
I'm confused... why do think you have to spend $120 to play Co-op Online? Playstation Network is free, so unless your talking about your own internet cost.

As far as DS3 goes, I think it's great. Games lately have almost no single player campaigns and focus WAY to much on multiplayer and co-op. I like that as an option, but I normally play the campaign on my own first. DS3 actually delivers a great 1 player experience.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 11:18:16 AM PST
J. Manarang says:
I think he meant $120 because he would need two copies of the game to play with a friend or sibling via online co-op.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 1:46:55 PM PDT
This game in no way resembles Call of Duty and/or Gears of war at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2014 8:08:03 PM PDT
Bentley says:
Sorry for being late. But you should know by now that you can't simply play Co-op without a second disc on a second Playstation, where as most Co-op games allow split screen playing with 1 disc.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2014 8:13:03 PM PDT
Bentley says:
I stated it felt like someone was a fan of the fore-mentioned games and a few others and tried to fuse them together. The creators even mentioned making some action and mechanics similar to games such as Gears without losing the feel of Dead Space. If you want you can over-analyze it, but most players of both games understand my statement.
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