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Posted by SuperWristBands

I really wish Dead Space 3 was trying to be more Dead Space.

Posted by rulerofeden

Picking this up today. Hope my opinion will differ from yours, Brad.

Posted by jaks

Brad you seemed to like it more in the Quick Look.

I am just starting Dead Space 2 now so it will be awhile before I get to this. :O

Posted by JayEH

wow

Posted by DigTheDoug

Gnar gnar.

Chah.

Posted by Venatio

This is indeed dissapointing
 
Guess I'll skip it for a while, seems like they forgot what made Dead Space so great

Posted by Carousel

Electronic Farts more like.

Posted by AMyggen

@jaks said:

Brad you seemed to like it more in the Quick Look.

I am just starting Dead Space 2 now so it will be awhile before I get to this. :O

To me, a 3/5 seems perfectly in line with his comments in the Quick Look: A pretty decent game, but not even close to the two previous Dead Space titles.

Posted by Sooty

Thanks Obama EA.

Posted by JoeyRavn

Dead Space seems to be one of those extremely polarizing games. I've just started playing it and... I don't know. It looks great (though I have to say, I wasn't as impressed with it as I was with DS2), those cinematic action sequences are still top notch and combat is as good as ever. At least when you're fighting necromorphs, that is. Fighting humans seems way, way out of place for this series. Popping headshots and taking cover? Yeah, no.

I'm definitely going to play and finish Dead Space 3, though. It just hasn't gripped me as the second one did right off the bat.

Posted by TooWalrus

@Carousel said:

Electronic Farts more like.

Yowza.

Posted by Morningstar

Wow, did not expect this :O

Posted by xSeanZx

@JoeyRavn said:

Dead Space seems to be one of those extremely polarizing games. I've just started playing it and... I don't know. It looks great (though I have to say, I wasn't as impressed with it as I was with DS2), those cinematic action sequences are still top notch and combat is as good as ever. At least when you're fighting necromorphs, that is. Fighting humans seems way, way out of place for this series. Popping headshots and taking cover? Yeah, no.

I'm definitely going to play and finish Dead Space 3, though. It just hasn't gripped me as the second one did right off the bat.

I would agree with the statement about it not gripping you right off the bat, although I though the prologue in this game was really cool, its nothing like the opening of dead space 2. Now that was intense and awesome shit.

Regardless, I still love the hell out of this game. Im into Chapter 4 and still enjoying it very much. The scope seems much larger, and still I have a sense of tension in all the areas I go to. Im loving it so far (this is coming from someone who puts Dead Space 2 in my top 5 games of all time).

Posted by suicidepacmen

This is an acceptable review score, Brad.

Posted by Arthol

Was really looking forward to play this one, but it sounds like EA's policy of annualizing their releases has claimed another victim? What a shame.

Posted by MaxOpower

Sooo conflicted on this game. Game informer and Polygon loves it, but now brad doesn't... I'll Probably wait for whatever Jeff and maybe Patrick/Ryan has to say about it.

Posted by OllyOxenFree
Posted by LikeaSsur

This is very disappointing, I loved Dead Space and Dead Space 2. To see a franchise turn from action horror to just action is....kind of sad.

Oh, Dead Space, we hardly knew ye.

Posted by VicRattlehead

comment meltdown incoming? will brad be 2 for 2 in 2013 FIND OUT NEXT WEEK ON GIANTBOMB.COM

actually do people care about deadspace enough for meltdowns?

Edited by evanbower

Really happy to see someone in the games press actually, y'know, critique Dead Space 3 for its missteps, instead of just pointing them out then saying, "but it still plays like Dead Space, 9,5." I can take almost nothing from those other reviews when story and atmosphere are pretty much top priority for me. #bradgetsit

Edited by Dezztroy
@AMyggen said:

@jaks said:

Brad you seemed to like it more in the Quick Look.

I am just starting Dead Space 2 now so it will be awhile before I get to this. :O

To me, a 3/5 seems perfectly in line with his comments in the Quick Look: A pretty decent game, but not even close to the two previous Dead Space titles.

That's the thing though, 3 does pretty much everything better than 1 and 2. Except for the whole fighting humans part, but you don't do that very often.
 
Also, Brad probably should've played some co-op before reviewing it. It adds a fair bit to the game and its story.
 
Edit: I feel like Brad gave the Tau Volantis sidequests too little credit as well. I really enjoyed learning how the
Posted by Phatmac

The score reflects your thoughts on it on the bombcast and quick look. I mostly just want more Dead Space combat so I'll be getting it. Solid review nonetheless Brad.

Posted by jimmyfenix

great review brad

Posted by EuanDewar

EVA helmet in that one screenshot

Posted by familyphotoshoot

When will EA learn?

You cannot make a product that will please everyone. If you strive to consistently make geese that lay golden eggs you will fail. Not only this, but you destroy your existing fanbase in the process. It is an endless, destructive cycle that EA perpetuates in the name of greed.

Posted by Vitor

@VicRattlehead said:

comment meltdown incoming? will brad be 2 for 2 in 2013 FIND OUT NEXT WEEK ON GIANTBOMB.COM

actually do people care about deadspace enough for meltdowns?

Weirdly enough, fans are happy that a series hasn't evolved at all this time.

About a third of the way through the game and yup, I can undeniably confirm that it's more Dead Space. I liked the first two but I'd honestly had my fill by the end of the second one.

This isn't the 'action' version of the series. It's the same damned game to a fault. Certainly enjoyable but not quite up to snuff in 2013.

Posted by frankepooz

Make a amazing survival horror a coop dudebro shooter? well heres the answer how good that ends up being.

Posted by bassman2112

I'd like to rent it, but sadly there are no more Blockbusters or anything around here. Guess I'll wait for it to go on sale for like $5. Shame, I adored the first 2 Dead Space games as well; but from the very first E3 trailer, I felt this one wasn't going to be as spectacular.

Thanks for the review, Brad. It's super concise and touches on everything I wanted to know.

Posted by evanbower

@Dezztroy said:

@AMyggen said:

@jaks said:

Brad you seemed to like it more in the Quick Look.

I am just starting Dead Space 2 now so it will be awhile before I get to this. :O

To me, a 3/5 seems perfectly in line with his comments in the Quick Look: A pretty decent game, but not even close to the two previous Dead Space titles.

That's the thing though, 3 does pretty much everything better than 1 and 2. Except for the whole fighting humans part, but you don't do that very often.

Also, Brad probably should've played some co-op before reviewing it. It adds a fair bit to the game and its story.

Edit: I feel like Brad gave the Tau Volantis sidequests too little credit as well. I really enjoyed learning how the
feeders came to be and what happened to the SCAF soldiers. That poor guy in the supply depot, getting tricked by his sergeant to be eaten by his squadmates.

I'm almost positive he did play co-op, since on I Love Mondays last night they mentioned he was going home to do just that.

Posted by Yummylee

So I think I'd probably prefer to play through this in coop first, considering that it's looking to be a relatively mediocre Dead Space game from a solo standpoint. Plus I would then unlock Pure Survival, which looks playing that in single-player could be the best way for me to squeeze some survival horror-ish elements outta this.

Brad's need to play it in single-player greatly mimics my own experience with RE5. It's better for what it is in coop, but it's Resident Evil damnit, so by gum did I solo the shit out of it. But then I played it in coop and it was noticeably better... Although that's also in part because of having a wretched AI there to consistently ruin what little atmosphere that game had. Really wish RE5 could have featured the same solo/coop design, where I could still play the game purely as Chris with no nagging AI at my side.

Anywhoo sorry to randomly bring up RE5, it's just the overall reactions to Dead Space 3 definitely conjured up some memories. Really great review, Brad!

Posted by claybrez

It's like the life cycle of RE, only accelerated! Horror game? ACTION GAME! Mostly silent, vacant eyed protagonist? ACTION BRO... with hammy inner conflicts! Original setting? SOME PLACE THE GAME NEVER BELONGED IN!

I never played any of the deadspaces, this is just an outsider's opinion.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

That's too bad! I'm going to wait a bit until it's on sale, and then pick it up.

Posted by Milkman

I love Dead Space 1 and 2 with all my heart. But I think I'm just not going to play this. I have zero interest in slogging my way through another Mass Effect 3 in which I don't care about the majority of what I'm seeing just to get some sense of closure.
 
Make better games, EA. You're ruining everything. 

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

Yup, that looks about right.

Posted by Dezztroy
@evanbower said:

@Dezztroy said:

@AMyggen said:

@jaks said:

Brad you seemed to like it more in the Quick Look.

I am just starting Dead Space 2 now so it will be awhile before I get to this. :O

To me, a 3/5 seems perfectly in line with his comments in the Quick Look: A pretty decent game, but not even close to the two previous Dead Space titles.

That's the thing though, 3 does pretty much everything better than 1 and 2. Except for the whole fighting humans part, but you don't do that very often.

Also, Brad probably should've played some co-op before reviewing it. It adds a fair bit to the game and its story.

Edit: I feel like Brad gave the Tau Volantis sidequests too little credit as well. I really enjoyed learning how the

I'm almost positive he did play co-op, since on I Love Mondays last night they mentioned he was going home to do just that.

You're right. I must've missed the part about Carver in the review when skimming through it.
 
My bad, Brad.
Posted by Sooty

@MooseyMcMan said:

That's too bad! I'm going to wait a bit until it's on sale, and then pick it up.

I'm gonna buy it in a Steam sale.

And by that I mean in an Origin sale.

And by that I mean never.

Posted by heatDrive88

I think it's fair to say even though this score still says 3 stars, it's probably still easy to say that this game is still really good - just maybe not as good as Dead Space 2 if that's what you liked.

Posted by Signus

I'm way too invested in Dead Space to have ignored the third game, so it's coming later today, but this review seems to fit my expectations. I'm still going to play it and enjoy it, but I probably won't adore it like I did the previous two games.

Pour one out for yet another great franchise EA stomps into the dirt with it's corporate boot. Hopefully Visceral hangs around and gets another shot at a new IP, because those guys are talented as hell.

Posted by golguin

I was expecting a 4. Unlike DmC though, I don't think you're going to have people going to bat for this game since the original Dead Space fans were all about the tension and sense of atmosphere.

Posted by mrcraggle

Such a massive contrast to the Polygon review that raved about the game and gave it a 9.5 out of 10. I really enjoyed the past 2 games (2 played better but 1 had a much better atmosphere) but so little about this game has me interested. The demo left me completely indifferent to it all and was just from E3 anyway where it looked over-actiony which isn't the reason I enjoyed Dead Space to begin with. It started out as a series that was doing what Resident Evil couldn't and now it seems like their paths are crossing over just a little too much.

Posted by Lifendz
@heatDrive88 said:

I think it's fair to say even though this score still says 3 stars, it's probably still easy to say that this game is still really good - just maybe not as good as Dead Space 2 if that's what you liked.

I'm not even sure Brad knows how he feels about the game after 20 hours of play. He was flip flopping in the QL about how he felt about certain things. 
Posted by Abendlaender

So, I'm not sure if this was mentioned but: Is this game scary? And I don't mean jump scares cause those are pretty easy to do (and pretty lame if I might add). For me, the scariest moments in games are always when there are no enemies around but you don't know that. Walking down dark hallways with sounds of footsteps echoing through the room, that is scary. Having a monster jump out of a closet while the music is suddenly shrieking is....not really scary.

Posted by sandweed

@Arthol said:

Was really looking forward to play this one, but it sounds like EA's policy of annualizing their releases has claimed another victim? What a shame.

I know it's hip to rage on EA, but the last dead space game came out in early 2011, and Dead Space 1 in 2008. This is not annualizing it.

Posted by wumbo3000

Seems like the Mass Effect 3 syndrome is hitting all of EA's franchises.

Posted by GaspoweR

@MaxOpower said:

Sooo conflicted on this game. Game informer and Polygon loves it, but now brad doesn't... I'll Probably wait for whatever Jeff and maybe Patrick/Ryan has to say about it.

Same here but I'm waiting for what Vinny thinks of the game. I seem to share similar tastes or feelings on games with him. I kinda share similar opinions regarding shooters with Jeff but with other games, it's Vinny. Sleeping Dogs was also one of my favorite games of last year. :)

Posted by BombKareshi

Overall I'm getting a "skip this one before I spoil my memories" vibe from this game. That might be difficult since my cousin will probably spend his own limited funds on this game in an attempt to commit me to join him for the co-op. 
 
Guess I'll wait till it's on special and get it cheap, kiss the Dead Space I know and love goodbye, then  sit back and  enjoy the two player action with extreme apathy.

Posted by Jedted

Dead Space never really felt like a trilogy to me. After the first one i thought that would be the end of Issac and the same with DS2. It's kinda sad when a game creates an new and interesting world, which is capable of selling the game itself, but they just stick with the same protagonist because that's the only way they think they can sell the game.

I'll likely still play DS3 at some point down the road. As long as they have some tense zero-g puzzle sequences then i'm sold.

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Edited by GaspoweR

@Abendlaender said:

So, I'm not sure if this was mentioned but: Is this game scary? And I don't mean jump scares cause those are pretty easy to do (and pretty lame if I might add). For me, the scariest moments in games are always when there are no enemies around but you don't know that. Walking down dark hallways with sounds of footsteps echoing through the room, that is scary. Having a monster jump out of a closet while the music is suddenly shrieking is....not really scary.

Arthur Gies replied to someone asking the same question on Twitter that the game is more tense than scary most of the time and it still has some scary moments. That's what I felt when playing through DS1 and DS2 so reading that pretty much didn't change how I feel about this game. I'm not a horror purist like Patrick is and I'm not into the horror genre in general so this game pretty much is the right mix for me.

Posted by Box3ru13

Further proof that Brad just gives all Triple A titles 5 stars and then it won't even end up on the end of the year list. /sarcasm