So I beat Dead Space.

Dead Space does a lot of things right. The mood of the game is perfect for what it is. The monsters are well designed and I really enjoyed the way the game had you dismember the enemies instead of going for head shots. It took a bit to retrain my brain to not shoot for the face. Why didn’t I love the game? I think the way they made the game scary was with the use of a lot of cheap “gotcha” scary moments. Queue the dogs jumping through the window in RE1. After a while I just felt tense that something was going to jump out and then eventually I didn’t feel any fear as I went through the later stages. I became numb to the tactics the game employed. Not saying RE as a series is any better but for whatever reason I did enjoy those games more. I will say this, the game controls like how I wish RE would (RE5 mostly fixed it though). I am not a fan of the inventory system but at the same time its nice to see someone try something new with the no menu hud. In the end, I think EA has a good franchise in this genre. I would like to see a less clichéd story in the next entry in the series.

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Dead Space does a lot of things right. The mood of the game is perfect for what it is. The monsters are well designed and I really enjoyed the way the game had you dismember the enemies instead of going for head shots. It took a bit to retrain my brain to not shoot for the face. Why didn’t I love the game? I think the way they made the game scary was with the use of a lot of cheap “gotcha” scary moments. Queue the dogs jumping through the window in RE1. After a while I just felt tense that something was going to jump out and then eventually I didn’t feel any fear as I went through the later stages. I became numb to the tactics the game employed. Not saying RE as a series is any better but for whatever reason I did enjoy those games more. I will say this, the game controls like how I wish RE would (RE5 mostly fixed it though). I am not a fan of the inventory system but at the same time its nice to see someone try something new with the no menu hud. In the end, I think EA has a good franchise in this genre. I would like to see a less clichéd story in the next entry in the series.