If your a fan of the Dead Space series, don't listen to all the negative reviews, they don't know what they are talking about. This is best of the series so far. I have a platinum in Dead Space 1 & 2, so i'm obviously a fan, and an expert on this franchise. Do I miss the stores, I thought I would, but the weapon crafting is even better, and basically the same thing as the stores, You can sell your items, store weapons and goods in your safe, it's basically the same thing, but better, because now you can take your basic plasma cutter and add a line gun, or a pulse rifle combo, or a double stacked plasma cutter, and so on and so forth, the possibilities are endless. The reviews that complain about the complicated weapon crafting are done by lazy idiots, who won't take the time to figure it out, it's actually very simple and straight forward once you get used to it, and it makes the game better. all the controlls are the same, the on screen real time hub is the same. Is it still survival horror, YES, it's still scary as hell, sure if your playing co-op it's not as scary, but on the single player campain it's Dead Space at it's core. I'v read reviews about so many stupid gripes, such as ellie's eye, these idiots can't realize her eyes are two different colors, and it's 300 years in the future, you don't think it's a synthtic eye dumbass, oh and by the way the very first data log you pick up in Isac's apartment explains her eye. This is Dead Space with way better graphics, tons more action and big hollywood moments, I can't recomend this game enough. This is a must buy.