I was a huge fan of the original Dead Space. Visceral Games put together a true survival horror game instead of the action style games with creepy looking enemies that seemed to call themselves survival horror in this generation. It was moody, brooding, and most importantly, had a great atmosphere. So Dead Space 2 has pretty big shoes to fill. Luckily for us, it absolutely keeps the high standard set by the first game. There is no reinvention of the core gameplay, but a couple of shifts in philosophy and small refinements make Dead Space 2 not QUITE as scary as the first, but it’s also prettier, has better controls, and a more compelling story. And trust me, when I say not QUITE as scary, I don’t mean its become Hello Kitty island adventure. The scares are still delightfully disturbing.
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