Dead Space 2 Impresses
Dead Space 2 is the new follow up from Dead Space, one of the prime games in the Xbox 360 and PS3 library.
The story revolves around Isaac Clarke, the original protagonist from the first Dead Space, who wakes up in Sprawl, a booming metropolis in one of Saturn’s moons, Titan. The game starts off in a hospital on the Sprawl with a really scary intro, which brings Isaac’s dead girlfriend Nicole back into the mix. Meanwhile, a unique type of dementia is spreading through Clarke’s system, affecting him physically and mentally. Once out of the medical center, you will be bombarded with many scares from the terrifying necromorphs.
This game is not for the faint of heart, as it requires nerves of steel and tactical dismemberment. The story is well paced, and Clarke’s new voice really adds more depth to the main protagonist. Of course, the occasional plot twists are present in the game, and the interactive sequences are mindblowing. The single player is well developed and trumps over the eerie and mysterious feel of Dead Space 1.
The multiplayer is a mixed bag, on the other hand. Playing as the necromorphs feels like you’re playing on a weak team, whilst the humans can easily harm the opposing players with the plasma cutters. It sort of feels unoriginal and repetitive as you’re constantly going over multiple objectives over and over again.
All in all, Dead Space 2 is a great game for midnight madness, and a good game to add to everyone’s library, despite the lackluster multiplayer. I have a word of advice though, don’t play this game if you have a really weak heart.
If you have some problems with gore or extreme language, do not buy this game.