WC: Unfortunately, Visceral Games sequel Dead Space 2 just couldn’t match the haunting atmosphere that worked so well in the original. While the game itself was brilliant and fixed most of the problems from the first game, Dead Space 2 was more action-oriented than it needed to be.
There were some genuinely freaky set pieces such as the elevator scene, but by and large, EA seemed intent on muscling in on the action survival genre – a decision that annoyed some fans. Dead Space 3 will see Issac Clarke return for his third outing, this time battling bugs on a new sub-zero planet called ‘Tau Volantis’. The previews have been promising but what direction will EA ultimately take?