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Dead Space 3 Review
Steve Farrelly
Sydney, New South Wales
5766 posts
There's a lot of talk about the direction of the third Dead Space game, most involving changed gameplay mechanics, human enemies and, of course, co-op.

Having immersed himself in the Dead Space universe for the better part of the last few months for preview opportunities, AusGamers contributor, Naren Hooson, was a perfect fit to deal with this game's Unitolgy propaganda and come out unscathed (or at least turned), and he even brought with him new information on crafting weapons, dealing with snow-drenched terrain and playing nice with friends. Has the game really stood up against its predecessors though?

Read our review to find out.
07:04pm 04/02/13 Permalink
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DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3387 posts
Didnt read the review, just the bulletpoints but by the cons, they seem to have gone for less suspense, more noob friendly action. Always enjoyed the tension of dead space's limited ammo knowing i really needed to try and make most shots count. Hopefully a hardcore mod or fix will be available on PC. Havent yet played the latest hitman but isnt that also meant to be more noob friendly?

Also, first vid review im watching said no dark rooms, no need for flashlight - WTF.
07:15pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Naren
Sydney, New South Wales
13 posts
There's still dark areas and the flashlight is needed at times for sure. There is definitely some shift to action but there are still some suspense moments. The action is more due to enemy behavoiur.
07:22pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Manst
Central Coast, New South Wales
17 posts
Seems to be a progression towards noob friendly games these days Dav0. Its a shame that a game like Dark Souls sells on its difficulty when back in the day it was common to play a game and get your ass handed to you often.
10:34pm 04/02/13 Permalink
blackzr
Canada
1 posts
People, it's not noob friendly. The game is definitively more challenging than previous games. Necros are much more aggressive and they don't get stunned easily.

You need to choose the right weapons and use them well. This game needs DS1 + 2 player's experience!
10:50pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1927 posts
How many times can you scare people the same way after fighting the same s*** for so long?
Seems to me like they realised they had to focus on giving some solid story to the game to make up for lack of frights that they'd never really be able to achieve as well as the first (and slightly the second)?

I played through the demo and look forward to it, although the first will always be my fav, for the above reasons.
10:53pm 04/02/13 Permalink
blackzr
Canada
2 posts
Just because horror aspect is gone and the game is less suspense doesn't mean everything became too easy.
10:53pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Naren
Sydney, New South Wales
14 posts
I found playing it on "hard" less challenging than the first two games. I'm keen to play in on the top difficulty though. There's definitely a shift in how the Necros are triggered and timed though, which shifted it a bit more towards action over horror.
11:26pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20606 posts
Sounds like its good, and worth playing, but I get the impression the franchise is kind of on a downward slope and becoming less Dead Space. I dunno why they added a cover mechanic, seems like a stupid and un-necessary addition. Although, if by 'active dive' you mean an evade type move, where you can dive to the side as something charges at you, then I'm glad they added that. Been playing Dead Space 2 lately and theres parts where I really miss having some kind of evade move. If some bigass necromorph is charging me down I want to stand my ground and blast away and dive out of the way at the last second.
12:42am 05/02/13 Permalink
Naren
Sydney, New South Wales
15 posts
There is a slight shift away from classic horror Dead Space, still a great game though. The cover is pretty pointless, although the active dive can be useful, but it's not called for as much as I would have used it in Dead Space 2, so becomes a little redundant in this game.
12:53am 05/02/13 Permalink
blackzr
Canada
3 posts
Actually, you don't have to mind the cover mechanic. It's close to not existing in the game because it doesn't have specialized system/animation like Gears of War or at least, Resident Evil 6.

Basically, you just walk behind any objects and Isaac will crouch automatically when you pull LT trigger. It doesn't feel uncomfortable fortunately.
02:13am 05/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7082 posts
where are you guys buying deadspace 3 from?

wish it was just on steam... h8 origin.
12:04pm 11/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20624 posts
I went oldschool and ordered a physical copy from Ozgameshop
12:41pm 11/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7083 posts
cheers khel. how long did it take to get delivered?
do you know if they are affected by chinese new year hols?
12:50pm 11/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20625 posts
It was dispatched friday, I'd be expecting to get it maybe tomorrow based on delivery times previous times I've used them (usually 3 - 4 days or so). Dunno if chinese new year holidays affect them though
01:14pm 11/02/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7084 posts
cools! thx for the reply m8. ordered :D
01:19pm 11/02/13 Permalink
fryzeegunner
Melbourne, Victoria
149 posts
I've put in a solid 10 hours and I only just hit the snow as issacc.... It's really really cool.
10:46am 16/02/13 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
7219 posts
I havent even played the 1st dead space yet. Does that make me chump material?
11:39am 16/02/13 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1320 posts
DS3 consists of "randomly spawn an enemy or two in front of you and 3 or 4 at your rear and flank".
It lacks horror and difficulty is roll your eyes and quit the game kind of cheap.
06:00pm 16/02/13 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4895 posts
It lacks horror and difficulty is roll your eyes and quit the game kind of cheap.
Yep thats pretty much how im playing it.
06:30pm 16/02/13 Permalink
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