I have finally had a chance to play one of last year's most anticipated games, and it lived up to my expectations, though not all of them in some cases. I have already made posts about the first Dead Space game and the second so be sure to check those out if you are looking at getting into the series from the very beginning.
Compared to previous games where the action begins suddenly (Dead Space 2 even let you see the grotesque creation of a necromorph, which was lovely). But sadly the game's events are slightly drawn out, and you don't actually set foot on the frozen wasteland of Tau Volantis until the eighth chapter.
A particular type of necromorph returns during the space missions that has the ability to regenerate. It is supposed to give you a challenge but it is just excruciating and tough. Rather than feeling thrilled, killing this particular necromorph felt more like an irritating struggle and not fun at all. I think the moments when I encountered another new necro type that I guessed were the remains of the crew that worked on the planet were one of the scariest fights I dredded looking forward to. These pack of stick, agile and terrifying zombies are creepy as hell as they swarmed all over me and were hard to aim and kill since to them I was a banquet.
The conclusion to the game felt just as epic and mind bending as the final fight from the second game only not as horrifying as Dead Space 2's fight since it had the same necro stick zombie pack and Isaac's dear friend was a scary halucination even for me! The final fight of Dead Space 3 certainly was challenging with it's lac of time to get things finished and ending on a sad yet meaningful note for our hero.
I would love to say that this was a great finale to the Dead Space series, although a secret at the end of the game just leaves me thinking "what else can they add to this series?"