Dead Space 3 Demo Review
M1GO and I got our hands on the Dead Space 3 demo a few days early via a Facebook promotion (BTW, Like us on Facebook!). Since the new feature in Dead Space 3 is multiplayer co-op, we decided to team up and play the demo together. The official release date for Dead Space 3 is February 5, 2013.
Gameplay & Presentation
In general, the game lands more in the mold of the action-oriented Resident Evil 5 & 6, doing away with the creepy, cramped, and claustrophobic corridors of the first game to give a more action-oriented experience (at least for the Co-Op mode). I guess we’ll have to wait and see if the full game still injects some of the tense moments that made the first one great.
The Old Guy in Me Says
I’m obviously not the definitive word on Dead Space, but I feel like the franchise lost something intrinsic to the series by turning it into a cooperative game. You no longer get that sense of isolation and dread that you got from the original, and instead, the publishers look to cheap scares and cheap bosses to create the ambiance. 3/5
My history of Dead Space tells me I won’t be getting it either. I had some fun playing with M1GO in co-op but like I’ve always said, it’s almost always fun playing online with friends. Overall, an okay game at best but I’d be really curious to hear what big time Dead Space fans feel of the new direction Dead Space 3 takes. Feel free to chime in the comments below. 3/5 for me too.
Video of M1GO and evilenger playing Dead Space 3 Co-Op Demo
Full 40 Minute Gameplay
Here’s how to beat the Drill (final boss battle) in Dead Space 3 Demo. It took us multiple attempts and countless times we were asking ourselves, “what are we supposed to do here?” we finally beat the drill boss. It’s recommend you use the statis field on it and then shoot at the glowing bulb under the blades.
A note on our rating scale: We rate things out of five, but don't confuse it with ratings from other publications. We’re not professional reviewers who do this for a living, we don't get sent free copies of games, and we don't have the luxury to play a ton of games during our work hours - we buy/borrow all our games and do this during our off-time, outside of our jobs and families. Our ratings take into account the time and money spent, and are here to help you make an informed decision on whether this game is worthy of your hard-earned cash and limited time.5 – An almost flawless game with good graphics, sound and gameplay. You might even want to replay it many times, despite your busy schedule. A must-buy.
4 – It has some flaws, but it’s still worth a playthrough. Buy it if you like this type of game.
3 – An average game targeted to specific niches. It has its redeeming factors. Buy it on sale or if you fit its target demographic/niche.
2 – The game sucks, but some will get enjoyment out of it. Play it at your own risk.
1 – Broken, ugly game with few redeeming qualities. Probably shouldn’t have been made. Leave this game alone and don’t even look at it.
0 – Worse than garbage. Game companies should pay you for the time you spent playing this trash.