Ken McKown writes: The Dead Space franchise has become one of my favorite original IPs created this generation. Visceral Games has done an impeccable job of reinvigorating a genre that most thought had grown stale. The deep, empty reaches of space can be terrifying when done right; and Visceral has nailed it. Dead Space 2 built upon the original’s creative spark, adding interesting new locales and enemies. The third game takes on a more big-budget scale, giving players a more complete package overall, but fans have been left wondering if EA pushed the franchise too far from its roots.