Dead Space 2

Dead-Space-2-ScreenshotsIt’s been a long time since I did a game review on here but expect a handful to arrive in the next few weeks as there has been a lot of gaming going on. It’s taken me a long time to get on the Dead Space bandwagon but before Christmas I was gagging for a new game to play and when I entered my Game store I decided that it was time to see what all this fuss was about. I was slightly annoyed they were sold out of copies of the first one but the assistant told me just to go ahead with the second. I did not regret it. This game is awesome, it has gore turned up to the max, it’s got challenging gameplay, it’s scary as hell at points and, most importantly, it’s in space.

Dead Space 2 is a third-person shooter set on a fucked-up spaceship, you play as Isaac Clarke although having not played the first one I’m not fully educated on his back story. One of the coolest things about the game is that you no HUD’s everything can be seen on your suit. Your health is depicted by a long blue bar down the characters’ spine, your stasis is a little semi-circle next to this and your ammo appears as a little hologram every time you aim your gun. Despite the fact I didn’t know what had happened before I still very much enjoyed the storyline and was incredibly gripped into the gameplay because of how well done the plot was.

I enjoyed the earlier chapters the most because I felt they flowed between being scary and action-packed much better than the later ones were its more about just out-and-out killing and I imagine the first is much more scary and tense. This is one of the best games I’ve played in a while but it has left me in a predicament since the new one comes out in only a week or two’s time and I really don’t know if I can afford to buy it…….. if anyone would like to send me donations they’d be greatly appreciated