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    dkirschner's Dead Space 2 (PC)

    [May 20, 2012 05:09:43 AM]
    Another excellent game, right up on par with the first one. There's really not much to say, especially if you know anything about the Dead Space games. It's like Dead Space 1, but...again. There are a couple new things, a couple new enemies, some anti-grav boots and more anti-grav flying sections that were cool. There were definitely more power nodes to upgrade weapons too. I mostly maxed out my suit, stasis, pulse rifle, and flame thrower. Last time I remember using the bolt thrower gun and the buzzsaw a lot. I changed it up this time and by the end was going with pulse rifle and flame thrower, with some javelin gun and line cutter tossed in for certain situations. The flame thrower was definitely my favorite.

    The game is scary as hell and not an easy trip. It still masterfully lures you into rooms only to fill them with Necromorphs. A couple memorable moments include the elevator and the Ishimura. In the elevator sequence, you're riding up and up and up, and...queue giant enemies on the outside of the elevator! One after another, they bash windows and swing their claws at you, so you've got to dodge out of the way, shoot its weak points, turn to find the next one, and again and again, like 10 or 12 times. When I finally beat it my heart was racing and I realized I was gripping the mouse really tight. Seriously intense sequence. The other memorable moment is going back through the Ishimura, specifically the beginning. The Ishimura was the poor ship from the first game, and when I found out I had to go back in this game, oh man, I got anxious already. Then when you go in the Ishimura, it's just quiet. Just dead silent. There's hazard plastic up and it's obviously in the process of being cleaned and checked out to find out what went on last time, and it is SO SO SO creepy in there. And did I mention that it's silent? You go through rooms and corridors and nothing happens. You keep expecting something to happen but nothing will come for you. Then it gets a little less silent, and a little less, and still nothing happens. It's like 5 or 10 minutes of dread building up. I will probably remember that forever. There's stuff from the first game I still think about sometimes, like the asteroid blaster sequence where the gunshots form the drums to the soundtrack. That part was incredible. And of course the ending of DS1...the ending of DS references it. It's pretty funny and (spoiler) doesn't make you jump.

    I love these games. These are two of my favorite survival horror games ever. I have a Wii one sitting around but haven't had the chance to play it. DS3? Please?
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    dkirschner's Dead Space 2 (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Thursday 10 May, 2012

    GameLog closed on: Friday 18 May, 2012

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    So excited. Hope it's as good as the first one. Prepared to be scared. -------- So good!

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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