evanfavreau's Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360) review

Dead Space 3

There are still some great Dead Space moments to be had in this game, especially in the early going. The zero-gravity space sections especially have a great atmosphere about them. But these few heights are severely diminished by unnecessary gameplay changes. (I hope whoever thought fighting humans with a sorta-cover system was a good idea has been sacked.) The game also feels overlong, and I eventually grew quite tired of fighting the same enemies over and over. It also doesn't help that it's padded out by an uninteresting (and only vaguely comprehensible) story and some terribly-written dialogue. I'll be thrilled to see what this Visceral team does next, but I think this should be it for Dead Space.

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