@lazyhoboguy Dead Space 2 is really much better imo this time they focused more on the characters :D
Wow. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this game so much. It feels like a mixture between Resident Evil 4 and Doom 3 which were both games I liked quite a bit. It feels extremely inspired by Doom 3 to me. The space setting, use of lighting to make things scarey, and slow-paced nature of exploring corridors all make it feel a lot like Doom 3. It even has random audio and video logs scattered about just like Doom 3. The game feels like Resident Evil 4 since it is a 3rd person perspective and you have to do a lot of ammo and item management. I've also read around on the internet that this game is supposedly influenced by the Alien movies, but I wouldn't know since I haven't seen them yet.
If you have played Resident Evil 4, Doom 3, or survival horrr games though do not start this game on the normal mode. I reached chapter 4 on this mode and never died once from an enemy. I died only once from an environmental danger that I didnt notice until it insta-killed me. On normal mode the game doesn't feel like survival horror at all and felt like a piece of cake third person shooter. I rarely ever got hit by anything and because of that I had tons of health items and ammo that I was never in any of danger of needing. I wasn't all that impressed with the game while playing on this mode. As soon as I started playing on hard mode though the game really started getting fun. On hard mode you have to be much more precise with your aim since there is less ammo and enemies take more hits. One important and cool aspect to the gameplay is that you have stasis which lets you slow down an enemy for a small amount of time. You really have to make good use of this on the hard mode since your supply of stasis is limited and many of the enemies are fast and attack in groups.
The game doesn't really feel scary to me, but neither did Resident Evil 4 or Doom 3 really. It has a creepy atmosphere like those games since you know enemies might pop out around any random corner. That is not really a flaw at all though. I didn't get the game because I wanted it to be scary. The only real small flaws I will mention are that the melee combat feel sa bit awful. You can b****slap or stomp on enemies, but aiming these attacks feels really impresice to the point that they are pretty pointless to ever use unless you have no ammo for any gun at all and there is absolutley nothing in the environment for you to toss at an enemy (yea there you can magically pick up and toss s*** at enemies with your hand like in Timesplitter's Future Perfect).
I hear this game has a new game plus mode where it gets harder and you keep your upgraded stuff. That sounds like something up my alley. This might turn out to be an extremely replayable game then. It already feels quite lengthy as I have put in a good amount of hours and am on like chapter 5 or 6. I might be wrong, but I believe i heard there were 12 chapters total.
After beating Dark Souls 2 times every game I tried to get into just couldnt match up haha. This is the first one that got me engrossed and not missing dark souls the whole time while playing it. Although, I still am playing Demon's Souls again sometimes because I am weak addict.
I've played through Dead Space myself, and found it to be quite scary in some places, the only thing I really don't like is that Issac doesn't bother to talk, but I'm glad they fixed that in Dead Space 2 with him having a voice and personality.
"A momentary real life black phantom". Now that is pretty ****ing funny. You've given me back, with humor and laughter, that week of life I lost from the stress and fury of the subsequent game over screen rage out. Thanks for that.
@GeekyDad Hah yea it can be a bit fatiguing after awhile. Constantly worrying about your crap popping out to kill you every few seconds is a bit draining. @mprezzy Yea it is a very good game. It's much better than I was expecting it to be and I already thought it would be good. @luc11044 Yea theres been some moments that startled me too haha. @DR-ZMBK Use stasis on fast enemies I guess haha. Just move cautiosly, try to fight enemies in low numbers instead of sprinting through an unknown area and causing the whole room full of enemies to attack you at once. Upgrade your weapons too. @s_h_a_d_o Yea it's pretty neat how the combined a lot of stuff from those 2 games. @BravoOneActual Your kid was a momentary real life black phantom... and yea Id help you with that boss. What is your soul level? @syler4815162342 I will get deadspace 2 for sure now.
Speaking of weakness and addiction, maybe it's high time I hit you up to take down that False King guy. Man what a sorehead jerk. I've probably told you this before, but I had him on the ropes once and my two-year-old spilled a whole bottle of apple juice in my lap during my second-to-last roll in n' melee combo. I haven't had the heart to face him since...
I drew those same comparisons (RE4 and Doom3) when I first played the game. And as loopy_101 says, the sequel is a fitting complement. @DR-ZMBK Perhaps you could try a pacifier? :P
Well you make sound easy. I started dead space and never got the chance to finish it. I just feel scared when playing it, the atmosphere freaks me out. Any advice?
I started the original Dead Space a little while ago...it's a quality game and there were moments when I jumped in my chair. :)
Yeah, I still haven't played either of the flagship Dead Space games, though my wife and I did play through the Wii game together (which was quite fun). I know what you mean, though, about not being scary. RE4 wasn't necessarily scary, but it was always unsettling, unnerving. To me, that's more fatiguing, actually. I could never play RE4 for more than a couple of hours at a stretch.
@tennis12master Yea NG+ modes are awesome. Yea I mean there are scary parts but its because something jumps out at you suddenly which is sort of a quick and cheap scare. @johnsteed7 You'd probably really enjoy it. It is a great singleplayer experience with no multiplayer at all.Oh wait, I know how you hate that. @loopy_101 Yea I tried the resident evli 5 demo and from what ive read about it I dont look forward to playing that very much. I also really enjoy the weapons. They are pretty creative. My interest in dead space 2 has expectantly gone up quite a bit now.
I'd say it's closer to Event Horizon than Alien. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Dead Space when I played it, for a survival horror, it does a far better job of building the atmosphere and challenge necessary for such a game than Resident Evil 5 ever would. The necromorphs are Stan Winston inspired, the weapons are truly unique and the interface is sublime. You should play the sequel, Dead Space 2, also. It makes a comfortable companion to the original.
I really enjoy when games give out a new game+ mode, because of it's great encouragement to play through it again on a harder difficulty. Dead Space was only scary to me at a few points, but yes it is very creepy. There are a lot more WTF moments in Dead Space 2 which aren't exactly scary, but certainly shocking.