GameXplain: "It took me a while to figure out why I wasn’t really into Dead Space 2. The realization came somewhat as a surprise to me since the game garnered stellar reviews, and I thoroughly enjoyed butchering swarms of zombified aliens in the first Dead Space. At first I thought it was just the pacing and aesthetic that left me feeling unfulfilled, but I came to realize that I also took issue with protagonist Isaac Clarke’s characterization. In the first Dead Space, Isaac went about his business almost matter-of-factly, as he severed countless necromorph limbs in almost complete silence. I didn’t really need Isaac to say anything for me to empathize. In fact, I didn’t want Isaac to say anything. Because really, when you’re all alone on a dark spaceship with murderous freaks around every corner, and your dead girlfriend keeps showing up, are there any words that could possibly suffice?"