I know I'm late to the party but this game is really good

#1 Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam (448 posts) -

Dead Space 2 is pretty rad. I loved the original and wanted to play the 2nd since it came out but just didn't have the money to buy it at the time. I got it for my birthday and can't put it down. I'm on chapter 10 and loving every moment of it. I know its early but this is definitely one of my top games of the year.

#2 Posted by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

It's my favorite game this year. 

#3 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

Yeah definitely agree, its more of the same from the original, which is not to say its bad thing.

#4 Posted by Yummylee (21615 posts) -

It's pretty good. I much prefer the originals bleaker atmosphere and slower pace, but Dead Space 2 is still a fine sequel.

#5 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

If GOTY awards could be handed out in the first quarter, then DS2 would take it for sure, but IMO, it's already been dethroned by Portal 2, LA Noire and the Witcher 2, although I haven't played the latter yet, I can tell from the quicklook it has what it takes to be better than DS2.  The problem with Dead Space 2 is that all the awe wears off after the first playthrough.  It does have a ton of replayability because of the NG+ system, but I just found that nothing changed the second or third time through and the story and characters aren't really engaging enough to make me want to play it over and over the way I'll continue to play through LA Noire and Portal 2 numerous times this year.
 
It's a good solid action game, maybe one of the best Action games this year, but with these games like I mentioned coming out and transcending that Action genre, DS2 just kind of feels like it's a step behind already.  
 
Anyway, I'm glad you're enjoying it, it is an awesome game.

#6 Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam (448 posts) -

@abyssfull Yeah I definitely have been thinking about that. This game is definitely more action/shooter and faster passed than the original but I'm still having a blast. I have L.A Noire, Portal 2 and DiRT 3 sitting next to me and I'm gonna new game plus this before I even pop any of those games in and I think that says something

#7 Posted by BeachThunder (11927 posts) -

'tis a great game. I especially liked the lighting - they apparently had a whole team working on the lighting, and it shows :o 
 
Oh and the Stalkers were great too; one of the only genuinely scary things in the game.

#8 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

It's a great game, you're not wrong about that, but just wait till you get to the end.  Almost completely soured the experience for me. 

#9 Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam (448 posts) -

@phish09 I see what your saying and since I haven't really touched those games yet I can't say for sure but I think the fact that I want to NG+ it and that you also NG+ the game a couple of times is telling that it's a heck of a lot of fun and a worthy contender when the GOTY awards come around at the end of the year

#10 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

It's an awesome game, I also really liked the multiplayer but it was always hard for me to find matches. 

#11 Posted by Xdsk (268 posts) -

Its an awesome game, very eerie and great atmosphere. If a bit easy on normal difficulty, rack it up to the hardest (honestly cant think of what its called right now) difficulty and you've got yourself a serious survival horror. 
 
 I couldn't take the stalkers seriously,granted they were a nice twist on a Dead Space enemy, its just that my friend kept dropping Jurassic Park quotes every time one appeared.

#12 Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam (448 posts) -
I don't know if the multiplayer servers are hoping or not anymore but I'd love to play some MP with the GB community. Add me to your friends list and we can play.

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#13 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I loved Dead Space 2, its definitely an improvement on the first game but I still prefer number 1 for story and atmosphere. So far I can't quite split it with LA Noire for the best game I have played this year. But nothing else I have played would have come close. Portal 2 though good was still disappointing for me and a few others have kept me interested in them this year. I have it but I have yet to play Dragon Age 2 but given my distaste for Origins I can't see 2 troubling DS2 or LAN for top spot so far this year.

#14 Edited by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

Just finally beat DS2 easily in my top 5 games of all time, loved (it*) can't wait for 3 BRING IT! 

#15 Posted by Conny (6 posts) -

I just started playing it, and this game is stressful, man.

#16 Posted by Alphazero (1536 posts) -

I like it way better than the first. The Ishimura got to be a drag. I much prefer the Sprawl. The levels in the Unitologist church alone are worth the price of admission.

#17 Edited by Kyle (2323 posts) -
#18 Posted by gamb1t (965 posts) -

I just beat dead space literally 20 minutes ago and it was better then the first hot damn.

#19 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

i feel bad for just watching the walkthrough.  i watched the first part and then i got hooked with the walkthrough because the commentary was great and the game looked so great. 

#20 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I loved the original but wasn't as impressed with the sequel. Too much of the same.

#21 Posted by Kikarote (27 posts) -

for me, the second was better, it took me months to finish the first, I was really bored the whole time, the second i finish quickly, but definitely not my best ever...

#22 Edited by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

You know, it's funny this topic should come up because I've been playing this recently too. I'm actually really pissed off at it right now because I'm stuck right before a ridiculous battle with almost no ammo and the nearest store is past the part where I have to kill ten plus enemies. It's the classic survival horror nightmare scenario, and I don't have an old save to go back to.

#23 Posted by harvey_the_pooka (271 posts) -
@Kyle: That is late. did you play the first one too?
#24 Posted by BeachThunder (11927 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
You know, it's funny this topic should come up because I've been playing this recently too. I'm actually really pissed off at it right now because I'm stuck right before a ridiculous battle with almost no ammo and the nearest store is past the part where I have to kill ten plus enemies. It's the classic survival horror nightmare scenario, and I don't have an old save to go back to.
where are you? (Add a spoiler tag if you're going to reply)
#25 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

It's a fantastic game, one of the best games of the year so far.

#26 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

@harvey_the_pooka: Nah, I had never really heard anyone say anything of note about the original.

#27 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

So far it's probably my favorite this year but GODDAMN are there some amazing games coming out later this year that it will probably get dethroned.

#28 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -
@BeachThunder:
#29 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -

It's never too late to play a game as good as Dead Space 2.

#30 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -

Meh i find it mediocre

#31 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

Definitely one of the better games that came out this year.

#32 Edited by gike987 (1754 posts) -

I got stuck on the last boss because I wasted most of my ammo fleeing from the regenerating guy, so I had to replay the last part of the game running past all enemies using almost no ammo. That made me never want to play the game ever again. It's still on my GotY list because I liked most of the game except that last frustrating level. But it's far from the best game this year.

#33 Posted by BeachThunder (11927 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
@BeachThunder:

#34 Posted by sandwich_adjustment (685 posts) -

definetly game of the year for me right now

#35 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -
@sandwich_adjustment: So far the same for me DS2 was a great game, but I think in the end Gears 3 or Skyrim and maybe if Rage turns out to be a dark horse I don't think DS2 will hold that title this year.
#36 Posted by SSully (4185 posts) -

This first quarter has been packed with outstanding games. If I would have went through this whole year with only playing dead space 2 and portal 2 I would be fine with that. They arent the longest games, but damn do they offer a great experience.

#37 Edited by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:

I loved the original but wasn't as impressed with the sequel. Too much of the same.

Same.
I felt they lost the pacing the great pacing they had in the first (at least the first part of it), and if it weren't for some of the sequences and awesome set-pieces, I probably wouldn't have finished it. Dead Space 2 was basically just like the second half of the original, except for the whole game. Too much action and shooting. 
The game's worth it for those few moments of craziness spread out though.
#38 Posted by sandwich_adjustment (685 posts) -

@SlasherMan: I am praying Rage is a hit. I am a fan of id, but I just couldnt get into Doom3 or their last releases. Not very trusting of Beth softworks either - oblivion put 9 hours of my life into oblivion but after that I was done with everything theyve released. Damn I want skyrim to be good too.

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