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    dkirschner's Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)

    [June 9, 2012 11:51:21 AM]
    I don't think I knew this game was a rail shooter, or really even what it was like to play a rail shooter, and certainly not how dizzying rail shooters with a Wiimote could be. I used to play Typing of the Dead on Dreamcast, but that's about it...that was a great party game, for real.

    So first of all...Dead Space on the Wii. Looks terrible compared to the PC games. The game is very dark. I turned the brightness most of the way up but then the contrast was obviously off and it just looked even shittier. I also watched a few short gameplay videos online and it looked dark and shitty on every one of them too. Like I had trouble seeing enemies until they were right in front of me. The character would turn like I was supposed to be shooting at something and I might see something barely, like BARELY, visible in the blackness. Then it would eat my face. And the Wiimote aiming reticle jiggled all over the damn place, and the character kept looking up and down and the camera was moving on its own and I know that's what a rail shooter is but noooo I didn't like it! If you want to pick up ammo, maybe you'd see it as the character turns, but I at least was too slow to pick much of it up. Definitely felt like it was moving too fast for me to keep up. Maybe if they'd had a slower difficulty or something would have been a little better there.

    On the plus side, the story seemed neat. It takes place before the events of Dead Space, so it's about the discovery of the Marker on that one planet, and follows some of the miners and other people living on the surface there, just the beginning of Convergence, people starting to go nuts, all that. And I watched the ending on Youtube, and it's really cool how they tied the ending to the beginning of Dead Space.

    Oh well! I tried!
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    dkirschner's Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got frustrated

    GameLog started on: Friday 8 June, 2012

    GameLog closed on: Friday 8 June, 2012

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Seems to be good backstory, but too dark and jittery wiimote reticule makes it dizzying. Also, the other proper Dead Space games are a million times better.

    Rating (out of 5):starstar

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