Not sure if anyone here is a fan of Dead Space (or Horror/Survival for that matter).. but I loved the game. A new trailer for Dead Space 2 is out.. "Reveal"! Caught it on Xbox last night and nearly went in to "schoolgirl" mode
Doesn't really show any game play or anything.. but kewl nonetheless. Can't wait for this game to come out
It's a nice thing they're doing a sequel despite the claims that the first game was a financial letdown. The first DS and Mirror's Edge were the first signs that EA was about to change from a rather conservative company, used to rehashing their series, to something new and better.
At any rate, I liked the first one and I'm probably not skipping the sequel.
I was very pleasantly surprised by Dead Space. Even though it is a sort of clone of Resident Evil, it had enough uniqueness to keep the player interested and I will definitely be playing it once it comes out on PC.
Originally Posted by Sabretooth
They aren't making it for the PC, so I'm naturally disinterested. The original was meh any way.
although the news about the sequel itself is kinda old, the trailer isnt. anyways, i cant wait for the sequel. i was scared outta my mind when i played the demo, then i got the game and was hooked. Extraction would be the only reason for me to get a Wii
I absolutely love Dead Space, it's one of my most favourite games of this generation. I remember a thread in The Swamp where people were saying it's like Resident Evil 4 + Metroid Prime... and they were pretty spot on. With this, I actually ended up getting it for Christmas. So glad I got it cause aside from the co-op element of Resident Evil 5, it wasn't really doing much for me... Dead Space on the other hand provided me with better controls, a more interesting setting, and despite what Sabre has said, a more interesting story... after all, this is a "horror movie" type game, since when have these things ever had anything more than mediocre stories?
Also, I thought they did finally confirm Dead Space 2 for PC at the PAX East thing. Though I can't understand why people would want to play this game on PC in the first place
Oh and also, shameless plugs I wrote up some stuff on...
this is a "horror movie" type game, since when have these things ever had anything more than mediocre stories?
Clive Barker's Undying, all the games in Yahtzee's Chzo Mythos, American McGee's Alice (though its horror status is debatable), the Penumbra series, F.E.A.R. was alright for what its worth, and Metro 2033.
It can be done, but most people want to make a committee-designed horror game and sell it for cash while calling it different from everything else. In Dead Space I saw a plethora of tired horror tropes I've seen over and over for the past two decades.
Though my real beef was with the bad port: the mouse was laggy and hitting the resume button on the main menu broke your save.
@ igyman: I liked being able to control Isaac and the camera at the same time with ease. Also, it's more fun to have the RE4 tankish style controls done with an analog stick.
@ sabre: Good. I like the ye old horror stuff, it's classic. Just as long as it isn't one of those teen horror movies. It may have been done before, but it was done well, and it's one of the few games that actually makes good use of a 5.1 sound system.
And yeah, I agree that the PC port of Dead Space is horrible. The PC version has a lot of lighting differences which changes the game completely from the console versions...
As for the PC version of Dead Space, the only problem I had with it was that I couldn't redefine the movement keys from WASD to Arrow Keys, but I solved that one rather quickly, otherwise, the game was pleasantly refreshing, despite elements borrowed from Doom, RE and Half-Life.
I've pre-ordered the collector's edition for the 360 version... I'm a HUGE fan of dead space... so can't wait XD
wow.. that's sweet looking! Where did you pre-order from? or does all the collector's edition have the force gun exclusive download? All I've been able to find is the one with the rivet gun or the hacker armor (might just be the nornal pre-order though)...
I preordered it through EB Games down here in Australia (EB still exists down here cause we never had the GameStop brand down here).
The 360 and PC versions come with the replica Plasma Cutter + Unitology suit and Force gun, but the PS3 version comes with Dead Space Extraction and the Rivet Gun instead of the replica Plasma Cutter. As far as I know, the Unitology suit + force gun are available for all collector's edition versions of the game.
Actually it's specifically the oldskool design Plasma Cutter... they have a newer version of the Plasma Cutter in Dead Space 2 which works pretty much the same way as the old one but is just a newer model, so smaller and has a more sleek design.
Well after playing it straight for 4 completions (and loving every minute of it).. finally had to break away from it before I got sick of it. Worth every penny imo and I'm sure to revisit it in the near future
On a sidenote.. not sure if anyone has been watching the Dead Space 2 "Your Mom Hates It" advertising series, but they brought 2 of the moms back for some hands on action. Great vid
If you haven't watched the previous stuff.. you're missing out.. hehe. You can catch up here:
I have played the hell out of Dead Space 2... played it three times over back to back... all I have left to do now is get 9 of the easy achievements that require the use of other weapons and finish the game in Hard Core mode to get the 10th achievement... oh and I cannot wait for the "Severed" DLC episode.
Same here. Although I have all the achievements except for the zealot/hardcore and the decompression one (20 enemies )
Been stocking up on supplies for Zealot mode (yeah, I'm lame).. and have to find the time (or play hooky from work) to spend the day getting hardcore. Getting only 3 saves is gonna be rough, so I'd rather depend on the game's built in waypoints for the almost positive many deaths I'll suffer from since you can't carry over your Super-Isaac save game.. hehe
Originally Posted by Lynk Former
...oh and I cannot wait for the "Severed" DLC episode.
I also kept saying to myself, 'C'mon, way into the future and no night vision?'
Isaac just broke out of a mental hospital and he uses engineering equipment. He is NOT some kind of super soldier. Plus, he does have the spotlights on his weapons which makes for a much more fun experience... especially when you reload in the middle of a battle and the spotlight turns off when you KNOW a necromorph is about to lung at you...