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Dead Space 3 Review | IGN

IGN: "Dead Space 3 has some glaring problems, but the combat and the stunning presentation make it well worth playing." (Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7.8/10

FATAL1TY  +   1104d ago
Dead Space: 8.7

Dead Space 2 : 9.0

Dead Space 3: 7.8
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1104d ago
Dead Space 1 : 88% (PS3)
Dead Space 2 : 90% (360)
Dead Space 3 : TBD
IGN have been pretty spot on on this series so far
theBAWSE  +   1104d ago
what I've mainly been reading is dead space 3 is diluted it has an identity crisis doesn't know if its survival horror or a bit of uncharted or gears of war

trust in naughty dog to bring survival horror back with the last of us just like they did with action adventure
Revolver_X_  +   1104d ago
Spot on? IGN gave RE6 a 7.9. By that logic, RE6 is better then Dead Space 3. Yea... stop drinking the cool-aid.
JP1369  +   1103d ago
Where can I buy cool-aid?
Hydralysk  +   1103d ago
I REALLY wouldn't try and use Metacritic as an accurate description of a games worth...
SilentNegotiator  +   1103d ago
7.8 is 0.1 points under the current N4G submission average. So IGN is probably pretty close to what the Metacritic average will be.
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yeahokchief  +   1103d ago
Yep unlike game informer they werent handed piles of money. So the review isn't completely whack.

No real gamer believes for a second that Dead Space 3 is a 9.75. Shitty sellout game reviewed by sellouts.
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Dwalls1171  +   1104d ago
Never could really get into deadspace, this is maybe a rent in the summer time.
Merrill  +   1104d ago
Dead Space 2 is not in anyway shape or form superior to Dead Space 1, unless your favourite game list include Gears of War or only action games in general.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1104d ago
The first game is easily the best.
Jaces  +   1103d ago
True but DS2 was beyond my expectations as far as keeping the horror. Though DS1 will reign as the best, haven't been scared that bad since forever.
first1NFANTRY  +   1104d ago
so in other words they went backwards. not a good sign, i loved the original DS.
Urusernamesucks  +   1103d ago
"so in other words they went backwards."

Dead space 2 showed improvement from Ds 1, this is more of a set back
Root  +   1104d ago
I dont believe it, the ones who are truthful are IGN.......have I stepped into another world
d0nT wOrrY  +   1104d ago
Hmm.. I will try the demo later on today. I really hope to enjoy this as much as I enjoyed DS2.
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LOL_WUT  +   1103d ago
The first half was decent some nice tense moments but the rest of it sucked badly.
ErazorDJ  +   1104d ago
DmC Rip, Resident Evil Rip, also Dead Space Rip? probably..
jimbobwahey  +   1104d ago
It's a shame but that's what happens when publishers decide that they'd rather change a franchise to appeal to new players rather than catering to the fanbase that they do have.

Greed kills great franchises.
ErazorDJ  +   1104d ago
is the devastating effect of Call of Duty
Hanso  +   1104d ago
your comment makes me sad..
also dont forget Ninja Gaiden and Final Fantasy
TheTwelve  +   1104d ago
Final Fantasy Rest in Pieces....
Blacktric  +   1103d ago
Silent Hill also...

And the fear of same thing happening to Dark Souls II...

ILive  +   1103d ago
You all sound pathetic.
Mr-SellJack  +   1104d ago
azshorty2003  +   1104d ago
While I have no intention to buy this game any time soon or new thanks to the unfavorable changes they made, in what world is a 7.8 a 'bad' score?
shivvy24  +   1103d ago
agreed with you
LOGICWINS  +   1103d ago
^^It's the Internet, where logic and reason are optional. Every game that scores under a 9 is a "flop".
iMaim  +   1104d ago
Yeah I had my doubts with the 9.75 from GI and my own impressions of the demo. The guys at GI must really like Doritos.
BigStef71  +   1104d ago
My impression is that this game will range from the mid to low 80s. I'll just wait till EA makes the Dead Space Trilogy collection
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Convas  +   1104d ago
"This routine feels so similar to the structure (and weaknesses) of the first game, at times Dead Space 3 feels more like Dead Space Again."

So let me get this straight. Fans are angry because the game is NOT enough like Dead Space and Casey says its a let-down because it's too MUCH like Dead Space?

Welps, can't trust no one now.
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Revolver_X_  +   1104d ago
Mind-boggling, isnt it?
N311V  +   1103d ago
I just finished replaying Dead Space 1 and all his criticisms really reminded me of that game. Most missions are a fetch quest and the story isn't fantastic but the combat and atmosphere are so good these problems go unnoticed. Sounds fine to me, most if the time in DS I didn't know what my objective was. I was just focused on staying alive. Looks like DS3 is no different so I think I'll be happy. Can't wait.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1103d ago
He was really only referring to the "fetchy" structure and backtracking that was so prevalent in the first game. I can tell you after about five hours that it feels even more like a series of chores in this one, only the tension has pretty much been done away with so you're essentially just walking around doing a bunch of menial tasks for people.

The first game REALLY had the atmosphere and isolation going for it, so it never felt that grindy, but you were still just walking around a ship, mindlessly following orders.
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AdmiralSnake  +   1104d ago
Lol @ how now ign is credible....all of the sudden. Watch when ign rates a game these people like with a low score....the old IGN = ignorance. Comical to see some of these posters...
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Jockamo  +   1104d ago
ugh, n4g makes me sick
Ezz2013  +   1104d ago
yeah i keep see that alot from both Xbox360/ps3 fanboys

for me
for a game i'm not sure about it
i always look at all the whole scores from most of the sites and see if they are mixed or on the same page
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Septic  +   1103d ago
Exactly what I was thinking. The double standards here.....ah well. Ill judge the game for myself thanks.
Urusernamesucks  +   1103d ago
N4g ;home of the Hypocrates.
TheBlackSmoke  +   1103d ago
Yeah the same people saying this score proves the game sucks are the same bunch of crybabies saying the mainstream media got paid off to give DmC good scores a few weeks back. I just dont have the energy to debate anything with these idiots anymore.
Sony360  +   1103d ago
Oh that's right, they're only credible if it's a good review for a game that a fanboy like you wants.
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shivvy24  +   1103d ago
lol at your name
DeputyB  +   1104d ago
To be honest I don't follow Casey Lynch that much so I'm not too familiar with his tastes, but I do follow Arthur Geese of Polygon, and hes a stickler for anything bad when it comes to games. He gave it a 9.5! So don't write it off one one reviewers opinion unless your tastes align with Casey's
torchic  +   1103d ago
this is the same man who wrote the article:

"5 Reasons Why Dark Souls Will Eat Skyrim's Face"

at that point I was one of the few saying Dark Souls would be better but still found that to be an absolute troll article.

no but he is one of the weaker reviewers on IGN. I don't know maybe it's that beard or the tone of his voice but his reviews always give off that "dudebro feeling"
felidae  +   1104d ago
so there are only 2 survival games left ... Zombi U and The Last Of Us
Irishguy95  +   1104d ago
Day Z ...specially with the Stand alone being upgraded so much
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timur222  +   1104d ago
Project Zwei too
Plagasx  +   1104d ago
Now now...lets not forget Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs...
DevilishSix  +   1103d ago
Deadly Premonition?
Urusernamesucks  +   1103d ago
OllieBoy  +   1104d ago
Like Assassin's Creed, this series has run it's course. At least on current-gen hardware.
Psychotica  +   1104d ago
I have spent a lot of time this morning watching people play it on Twitch, looks pretty good to me. I am going to get it.
-GametimeUK-  +   1104d ago
7.8 is still playable. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit in with the quality of previous installments (judging by this review). Now I can sit back and watch the same people who say stuff like "can't spell ignorant without IGN" agree with this review lol.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1104d ago
this is painful to watch, i dont want to see the dead space franchise go down like have an identity! survival horror! use it.
Nicaragua  +   1104d ago
Uh oh - looks like EA's cheque didnt clear
Zefros  +   1104d ago
i don't get it, why 7.8.... why not just give it 8/10?
-GametimeUK-  +   1104d ago
Because if you look at the way IGN rate games you will find that a 7.8 would make it fall in the "good" category. If it was rated as an 8 it would be classed as a "great" game. It seems IGN thought this title was more worthy to be in the higher end of the good ratings than the lower end of the great ratings.
cpayne93  +   1104d ago
To be more specific? Why not?
tigertron  +   1104d ago
This isn't a good indication so far. Although I don't follow reviews (especially IGN's), I must say I was disappointed by the demo. Still, I'll be buying this, but only because I want to know what happens.
TemplarDante  +   1104d ago
IGN... we agree here...
but we're still not friends. you still suck..
TheComedian  +   1103d ago
A 7.8 from IGN?
That is like 5.5 in true value score.
Dead Space 3 is pretty much confirmed for a failure.
Breadcrab  +   1103d ago
No, it's a 7.8/10 in 'true value' score.
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TheComedian  +   1103d ago
Wait are serious?
We ARE talking about IGN,right?
You know the same site that gave Resi 6 a 7.9?
The same site that systematically gives new CoDs above 8?
Let that sink in for a sec.
Breadcrab  +   1103d ago
Interesting; you seem to take issue with other people liking certain games.

I hated RE6, but I can respect IGN's 7.9, since they gave good reasons as to why they liked it. Many vocal fans have repeatedly stated that they also thought RE6 was a good game. Who am I to state their opinion is wrong? They genuinely liked it, as did the IGN critic. You can't change that.

Maybe once you stop viewing subjective reviews through an unnecessary objective filter, you too will be amazed that when people like a game you hate, they're not WRONG. They just have a differing opinion than you.
TheComedian  +   1103d ago
Likewise when you stop viewing yadayadayada what you said then you will see that people who dislike things that you like are not wrong. They just have a different opinion than yours.
andrewf91  +   1103d ago
Seem's pretty mixed with IGN. The editor is saying it's loads of fun yet it feels that there's a lot of back tracking, arrend running and a forced story for you to play through although the co-op add on improves it just a bit.

Kind of weird, but I'll have to play it myself.
007Bond  +   1103d ago
The game is actually really great IGN didn't get paid by EA this time so they're butt hurt. Give the game a chance, stop bitching about horror.
Max-Zorin  +   1103d ago
Horror is dead. I can't remember the last time I played a good horror game or watched a good horror movie.
shivvy24  +   1103d ago
last of us mate :D
Max-Zorin  +   1103d ago
It seem like everyone is desperate for sales instead of being themselves.
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KittyEmperor  +   1103d ago
I don't get what some of these reviewers are saying. I'm playing through it now and it feels like a Dead Space game. To those people saying that it's more action than horror. While that is true at the same time the only real scary one was the first Dead Space on your first playthrough after you beat it once there were basically no more shock moments and Dead Space has always been a very actiony series. I mean its not like you can run away from the necromorphs when you're locked in the same room as them and can only get out after you've killed all of them. Dead Space 2 wasn't even scary on its first playthrough. It just had some tense moments just like Dead Space 3 has.
Platinum_k  +   1103d ago
... Now I'm GLAD I didn't buy the official Dead Space 3 WATCH!

I'de still give the game a try though =)
kesvalk  +   1103d ago
i finished the game yesterday, and i liked it very much...

i never saw dead space franchise as horror games, never really got scared while playing it, it feels more like a 3rd person shooter metroid.

the 11 DLCs are completely optional, by the end of the game on normal i had more resources i could use, and even the DLC weapons are just powered up versions of the weapons you make in game (like the evangelizer is a rifle with a shotgun attached to it) the game writing was not jarring, it's not a masterpiece, but it really don't detracts it from the game.

the only real gripe i have with the game is that there is content that is co-op only, and you need to play this content to unlock a suit and some parts (which you need to unlock another suit) so if you don't have friends playing the game, you will prolly never 100% it.

aside from that, it was a solid 9... it's difficult for a game to make me play 12 hour straight without even remembering to eat. i started playing it at 11am and when i saw it was already 1am of the other day.
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