Is EA's 'Dead Space' the best game of the year?

Dan Ackerman of CNET writes:

"The lack of competition may be one reason why one of the most anticipated new games right now is not a sequel, spin-off, brand extension or movie tie-in. It's EA's scary sci-fi shooter, Dead Space. After playing through the 16-plus hour campaign, I can also say it's easily one of the best games of the year."

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Nineball21123710d ago

ONE of the best? Very possibly.

THE best? Nope.

Beast_Master3710d ago

Why do we even look at CNET anymore... IS EA's Deadspace GOTY?

A one word answer!

PimpHandStrong3710d ago

of the year

more then likely

Bnet3433710d ago

Agreed. I already accepted that Gears 2 is my GOTY. Notice how I said my GOTY.


Don't even need to say "my" there Kigmail. GeOW2, LBP, MGS4, Fable 2, there are plenty of games playing in a superior league of Dead Space's.

Not saying it's a bad game, it's surprisingly good, sleeper hit, tell you... But this one was not overhyped, there wasn't people expecting that this come and blow sh*t up, there wasn't fanboys playing it down, just so it can turn out great anyway. It have good reviews because nobody expect it, but it don't have to survive half of the pression or (what I like to call) "review competition" any of those 4 tittles I said had and will have to overcome.

nbsmatambo3710d ago (Edited 3710d ago )

Guess he hasn't heard of MGS4, LBP, GeoW 2, R2

Doppy3710d ago

"The lack of competition"?

First off the year isn't even over yet. And does he not know about

Gears of War 2
Resistance 2
Wipeout HD
Far Cry 2
Fallout 3
Bioshock PS3
Socom Confrontation
Fable 2
Little Big Planet
Motorstorm PR
Mirror's Edge

The only GOTY award Dead Space has a chance of winning is scariest game of the year.

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shadowghost7523710d ago

I doubt it, as good as it may be, i don't think it can stand up to, Gears2, LBP, MGS4 and GTA4

Rofflecopter3710d ago

eh, i dont know about adding gta4 to that list. i think we can all agree that it was fun, but very over hyped..

JsonHenry3710d ago

agreed. I played it for a couple of hours and sent it right back to gamefly. Same game as GTA3 only with prettier graphics.. NEXT!

SeanScythe3710d ago

"one of the best games of the year" does not equal "Best Game of the Year".

CliffordM Bleszinski3710d ago

gears 2 will own lbp. dont get me wrong lbp is a great and innovative game, but gears 2 is better.

still the worst3710d ago

Grey of war 1.5 please hell no

Electricear3710d ago

I think Gears 2 will be a good game... scratch that a great game, but it's doubtful there will be anything innovative enough in it to justify it earning GOTY. Yes it has more stuff on screen than Gears 1, and it looks like the graphics have been upped a notch, but at this point I've not seen anything that has made gears 2 stand out in my mind more than other games. Honestly Resistance 2 has made greater strides in catching my eye than gears 2 has at this point, but even Resistance 2 doesn't have the industry buzz that two other games had this year.

Truthfully the only two games that had almost full industry buzz this year were Spore and Little Big Planet. Of those two Spore fell flat on its face with it's draconian DRM and 5 "seen it before stages" where the only real innovation was it's creature creator. This leaves Little Big Planet which has for the most part lived up to the hype, and raised platformers to a new level with user crated content. It's because Little Big Planet is both new and innovative that it should win GOTY.

Sarcasm3710d ago

Comparing Gears of War 2 to LBP is like comparing David Hasselhoff to Bob Sagat.

Doesn't quite work here folks.

Why not just leave each game to their respective genre and be happy. Gears 2 will be kick ass, LBP will be fresh air.

I'm getting both, because both deserve the attention.

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