Today, I come to you all with probably one of the most shocking and mind taxing games I have ever had the chance to play.
|Warning: Incoming Gore. If you are weak at heart, leave now.|
|Isaac being his bad ass self|
Shit. If things get any worse, Isaac might need a cigarette.
Well things do get worse. When investigating the ship for no more than about two minutes, Isaac gets locked in room and is essentially forced to watch his crew get slaughtered by these crazy looking monsters (which you find out later are called Necromorphs). When I say slaughtered that is kind of an understatement. I would have to say...they are...ripped apart. As Isaac you are like "FUUUUCK" because at this time you have no weapon. Now what the hell do you do with that? Luckily, in the next room you get a plasma cutter and if you are a smart player, on the wall you will read a clue on how to kill the creatures.
|If Necromorphs ever invade earth, I will an hero.|
|This is the view you will see most of the time.|
Let's talk about something fun now. In the event you do die, you will be shown a clip of Isaac brutally getting killed because of your inability to heal him or because you were stupid and walked him into an instant kill creature. Here are some examples. (may want to turn your volume down. Shit was loud on my computer)
This game was crazy hard at first. But once I figured out how to kill the Necromorphs it got easy...until about midway through the game where they start throwing more Necromorphs at you. Yay. Not only will you be low on ammo, but you will be forced to make decisions like "do I fight or run?" or "Which piece of equipment should I purchase with my power node". I didn't explain it before, but power nodes are what you use to upgrade your equipment. You find a few here and there but they are hidden quite well. Always in a Blue box on the wall however, once you see them you won't miss them.
Dead Space is not a game for cheap scares either. Like most of the time you are left guessing when and how they are going to attempt to scare you next. The cheesiest by far however is the body on the floor springing to life and attacking you. This happens a few times but luckily they don't over use it. Which is good.
Dead Space is a game you just have to experience for yourself. If you loved the psychological aspects of Silent Hill and the action of Resident Evil 4 and the scares of say...Fatal Frame, you will love Dead Space. To be honest, after playing this game it quickly shot up into my top 5 games. This game is not for the faint of heart however. There are many scenes with decapitation, dismemberment and other such violent imagery. The only thing that could make this game better? Actual boobs. None of that 3-d stuff (I am looking at you God of War) I have to say I give this game an 8.9 just because at times controlling Isaac felt slightly clunky. Lots of violence, a good plot to keep you asking "what the hell is going on here", and psychological thrills. If that doesn't sound like a good time to you, then you probably hate America.
Expect a review of the Second Game and the iPhone version of the game as well once I play and complete both.