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Eurogamer: Review: Dead Space

Isaac himself proves to be a fairly pointless lead character, too, unlikely to inspire much in the way of empathy or interest. With only two brief glimpses of his face bookending the story, and absolutely no dialogue, it's hard to invest in his search for his lost girlfriend, especially since the game neglects to develop this element in any meaningful way until its rather inept pay-off at the end. Gordon Freeman can get away with being a mute witness to apocalyptic events because we've viewing events through his eyes, and because he's not required to convey any emotional storytelling. Isaac, by comparison, acts like an emotionless automaton even when faced with the most horrific sights and the human factor - always a key in driving a horror story - suffers as a result.

None of these criticisms will detract from your enjoyment, provided all you want from a game is the opportunity to repeatedly turn evil monsters into red mush in gorgeous HD detail. Dead Space easily delivers on that promise, but fails to turn its polished production values into something truly memorable over the long haul.

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Kleptic3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

well...I would say this is basically all i could hope for from them...they gave MGS4, easily one of the greatest single player games of all time, an 8/10...so by their logic Dead Space really isn't far off of flawless...

good review though...they say it delivers on exactly what most of us were hoping for anyway...splattering creepy looking things all over the place...I am just still torn on whether or not to buy it...I generally don't go for single player only games (out of 12 full retail PS3 games, only 2 are strictly offline)...but its supposed to have good trophy support and decent replayability, making it worth more than just a rental...

this is exactly why every big game should have a demo imo...

TheColbertinator3627d ago

Its official: Eurogamer is on crack.