Dead Space for the XBOX 360 is the best game I have played of the "survival horror" genre since Resident Evil 4. There is allot to like about this game, though unfortunately it has some shortcomings as well. On the plus side the action is top notch. The "futuristic" weapons are fun to use and offer a bit of fresh air on the traditional "pistol, shot gun, flame thrower" mix that one usually expects in these types of games. Furthermore the enemies are challenging, and to successfully defeat them you have to "strategically" target various body parts to most efficiently put them down, simply put the combat is very very fun. Next the environments are beautiful, the various places you will go are reminiscent of a big budget sci fi movie. On the negative side the story is quite poor and does not develop/conclude in a manner that is at all engaging or satisfiying. Furthermore the game is quite short, it is a 10-12 hour experience. Now even though the story is dissapointing, those 12 hours of gameplay are very challenging and very fun. If this game had a more fully developed/executed story this would be a 5 star game. That not being the case 3 and a half stars.
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