So i just beat Dead space 3 and have the game fresh in my head. how ever after about 20mins of playing the game i all ready knew how i would feel about it and felt through out the whole game. i constantly was asking my self "wtf were they thinking??". i love DP 1 and 2 and was so excited for 3. but they completely revamped parts of the game that didnt need it. first off the combat is incredibly hard by your self, on normal. this game was made for two people and it shows constantly. all of the monsters are fast as hell. in the 2nd game only one monster was really fast, but in this game its like they all went to the gym. you dont have time to shoot limbs off because now they run on all fours and at speeds even the Flash would gawk at. also when you do fight, its not 3 or 4 monsters, its WAVES of monsters all at once, the most iconic gun in the game ( the Plasma cutter) is the worse gun to use. you make the game 5x times harder if you dont use  a machine gun. the upgrade system is just stupid, they replaced a perfectly good system to upgrade you armor and guns with one that not only pulls you away form the game but is just pointless and makes you wish the old way was back. and probably my biggest irk with this game is the re-use of areas, and i dont mean backtracking, i mean Dragon age 2 style, where all of the bases are the same and have the same rooms and halls. now granted this is only in the side missions, but thats no excuse. the story is weak compared to the others and you never get a real sense of doing something till the last act of the game. Characters are weak and overall the story just feels like no one even bothered.  it makes me sad to say all this, but its true. when you go 15 hours of playing a game and waiting for it to get good, something is wrong. now idk if EA ruined the game or made the developers "sell out", but somebody messed up some where. the game feels like its not done and didnt get play tested at all. the whole game is just a step down from the rest of the games, it screams lazy! you fight ONE boss for the whole game and he doesnt even change his attacks. the Ice climbing sections are good going down, but ass going up, so many things in this game just make me question WTH the game makers were thinking. if your a fan of dead space i say to pass on this, if you really wanna know the only good part of the story just wiki it, or wait till its on sale.

BUT if your on the fence after reading this go and rent it, at least try it if your not sure. i have a friend who is loving it and thinks im crazy lol. also,the graphics look great in this game!

Dead space 3  7/10. not bad, but not good. 

Views: 74

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

For me it lost all of it's charm... for me it's just a generic shooter like medal of honor.

I, for one, love Dead Space 3 and am enjoying it immensely. Not as heavy-hitting as 2, but still has many moments where it shines. I've not beaten it yet, but I'm nothing but hopeful for the last few chapters.

I noticed the reuse of areas in side missions but, unlike Dragon Age 2, it doesn't bother me. Not sure why. Maybe because it's a small part of the game, unlike DA2's repeats which felt like they were more than 80% of the entire 20+ hour game.

The loss of relevance in the Plasma Cutter is sort of true, too. I picked up the single shot assault rifle and shotgun combo and have been using that as my go-to weapon for most of the game. Otherwise, it's the sniper and icethrower combo. However, my friend has been using the plasma cutter almost exclusively and been keeping up with, if not exceeding, my damage output until I got the Precision Tip to create the sniper rifle, which is much, much slower than the PC. It's really in how you upgrade.

I like the characters for the most part, especially Carver. Honestly, if you're a bit miffed about losing the psychotic moments that were prevalent in Dead Space 2, then you simply must play as Carver and do his missions. There is some freaky stuff that happens to him and him alone, and it's made even more unnerving if you're Issac, seeing it all happen in the real world.

All that said, I've only played 4 chapters alone and the rest in co-op (up to 14 now). Unless certain waves are trimmed down, there are points you simply would never survive alone, particularly when the super-fast enemies make their return. If it's not altered for solo play, then that truly is a misstep on the dev's part.

And just a final note. Even Dead Space 1 had waves of enemies. It all started with the Med Bay.

from what i can tell they are not trimmed down. and the waves im fine with, its the every single fight seems to be waves of fast enemies. it is a tad more fun in co-op though. 

I actually don't really know where this love for Dead Space 2 comes from. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say you're wrong for liking it, but I'm just really puzzled. 

The original was a survival horror game with a focus on action. The second was actually already a survival game no more. There was obviously a horror theme, but it generally was a shooter.

Of course, since we can't put a stamp on what genre a specific game is anymore, that may be my opinion. But one of the things you describe in your post is how there aren't multiple necromorphs you fight in Dead Space 3, but they are waves of enemies coming at you. 

I don't know if you may not recall, but Dead Space 2 was exactly like that. In fact, I did a player review on GT I think, where I specifically disliked the game for becoming a wave survival action game. 

To be more concrete: I remember a certain part of the game where I tried to use strategy to lure necromorphs out into a choke point. I went all the way to the back of the area, lured the morphs, went back, killed them all and proceeded. But as soon as I got to the end another wave came at me. Happened the magical number of three times. It was just so fucking dumb. I hate it when you experience something and you can 100% accurately say: yeah, I'm playing a game. This was designed by someone. Waves. Respawns. Great.

It may have been me playing it on the hardest difficulty that made the game extremely dumb, but still. My recollection of Dead Space 2 is just that. A pretty dumb sequel to a outstanding first game.

Seeing that trend, I wasn't at all surprised to hear Dead Space 3 wasn't great. In fact, I would be surprised if it were.

maybe its just me, iv been having trouble liking new games that iv been really pumped for.  i dont like it lol, makes me worry about Bioshock infinite.

 I really liked Dead Space 3. My favorite being 2 and least being 1(I didn't buy into the so called horror people were raving about). Anyway the highlights for me were probably the weapon crafting, universal ammo, expansion of the story, and that John Carpenter ( the thing) vibe on the frozen planet. That said, I look forward to sequels and hope they continue to evolve and fine tune.

i liked the weapon crafting, but felt it took away from the game. i liked the old Power node way of upgrading things. 

RSS

The War Chest

Rankings

The Axe Factor Poll!

Do YOU think console makers should keep it simple?
Yes, I need a controller, graphic horsepower, and an 'on' button...that's it 0%
Its not realistic to think mainstream consumers will buy a device that only does one thing0%
I actually like all the entertainment options and hope they can be balanced with gaming0%
Keeping it simple is fine, but if everyone does that then no one stands out; console makers half to also stand apart0%

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Community Blogs

PSN Plus Instant Game Collection (May to July 2014)

Back again to give my impressions of games that I have played (and many I failed to complete) thanks to the PSN plus instant library. 

Stealth Inc.: A Clone in The Dark

The first on a long list of games that I failed to complete. I enjoyed the puzzles, it was well polished for an indie title and it is a perfect fit for mobile gaming. I played it in bite size amounts and ended up logging three or four hours into it. If I had more of an opportunity to…

EpicBattleCry - Making EpicBattleAxe The Video Game

We're pretty sure ALL gamers fantasize about making their own video game at some point, and today Josh Tiefer (@JoshTiefer) inquires about the Axe Lords vision for designing a game. Get some insight into a once discussed potential project and offer up YOUR suggestions on today's EpicBattleCry.

Got a question for the EpicBattleCry crew? Hit us up on Twitter via @EpicBattleAxe and tune in Monday-Friday to find out if your Q gets an A on EBC!…

Axehead Assembly #41: Bill Paxton Appreciation Day

Prepare to mouth off like a bad-ass then shrivel like a coward when the shit hits the fan, because the Axehead Assembly is determined to go out in a foul mouthed blaze of glory!

This time on the Axehead Assembly, we continue on directly from last week's episode. So here you'll find the wrap up section…

EpicBattleCry - Should You Get Into Game Journalism?

Today on EBC we tackle a tough question from Butch Greuel (@butchgreuel) about whether or not getting into gaming journalism is a smart career choice. Considering the changing landscape of both gaming and game journalism, this ended up being a rather interesting discussion that any aspiring game journalist should check out.

Got a question for the EpicBattleCry crew? Hit us up on Twitter via @EpicBattleAxe and tune in Monday-Friday to find out if…

RE: Exclusive live scene from TLOU: One Night Live - Its time to grow up and stop acting entitled

Well, I was going to keep this short enough for a status but I wasn't able to manage it, so I decided to make a blog and boy did I run with it (I shouldn't be allowed near these things) So, here's my 10 cents worth:


I'm getting tired of hearing about 'internet rage' over game-related issues that really have nothing to do with what you deserve or what you are owed.


In this particular case, yet again fans of The Last Of Us are getting up in the grill of…

Birthdays

Birthdays Today

Forum

Rocksmith

Started by Zoltan in Game Discussions. Last reply by Res Bellicae 15 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hail to the mighty Axehead Army!Let's discuss Rocksmith/Rocksmith 2014. For those of you who don't know: Rocksmith is a 'music video game', very similar to Guitar Hero. Instead of playing on plastic…Continue

Tags: music, guitar, rocksmith

Journey PS4!!!

Started by MeatyPlasmaBaws in Game Discussions. Last reply by Aussie Legend 22 hours ago. 5 Replies

Thought this was worth mentioning...…Continue

Tags: PS4, Journey

Divinity Original Sin, best game I have played in 5+ years

Started by Eric in Game Discussions. Last reply by FistFencingChivalry yesterday. 2 Replies

This game reignited my love for video games. That usually happens once every few years with me and this game has done it. I have sunk over 80 hours into this beast already (to be fair I have two…Continue

PS Plus August

Started by Aaron B in Game Discussions. Last reply by LordX yesterday. 2 Replies

http://j.mp/1o8di5ZAccording to the above site, the PS Plus Line-Up for August should look something like this.(not sure if this site is credible, considering the…Continue

© 2014   Created by Lorin Baumgarten.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service