Dead Space 2 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) Studio: Visceral Size: Full game/about 15 gigs Release: Jan 2011
In the last post, I stated that Bulletstorm was the most adult game released in recent months. Well I take it back. Dead Space is much, MUCH more adult. Its beyond adult. Its just fucked up. Not even most adult gamers will find this fun. Its too damn much. You have to be a REALLY sick bastard to play this and smile while you do it. Within the first 5 minutes of the game, my eyeballs were accosted with an ungodly alien attack on a doctor who was trying to wake the main character (Isaac Clarke). Words fail me and I can’t describe it but suffice it to say you WILL take notice if you even attempt to play DS2. More on that in a bit.
Jesus, necromorphs everywhere… Ok, so the game starts with you in the mental word of a hospital. You are woken up by someone who is quickly DESTROYED in your face. You beat down the newly necroed morph (with your head, your in a straight jacket) and are instructed to run for an exit. all around you people are being gore-raped into necromorphes. you run to the nearest door where a morph leaps out of a chair at you. The reason why I’m telling you this is to illustrate a fault in the game. There is little to no tutorial. It took me like ten tries to figure out how NOT to get my head ripped off. No where does it say it, but you have to tap ‘E’. Thats really the only gripe I have with this game. You proceed to get your your straight jacket cut off by a doctor who promptly commits suicide in a very graphic way. After that, you slowly peace together your arsenal and learn how to use it throughout the first chapter.
What makes this game so damn scary? Well I have broken it down. Its the cinematic aspects. At any given moment, something REALLY LOUD might happen. I wore headphones so I jumped at those. I almost dropped my laptop off of my lap twice. Bright flashes of light and fast moving camera effects aid in the brick-shitting. But the big one is when all those are combined with irreverent gore! Loud noise and flash, camera swivels to an in-your-face enemy, you blow his face off and get sprayed with blood. Get the picture?
But looking past the obvious, I also noticed the greatly improved graphics and neat special effects. The devs also put tons of minute detail into the game. At one part, i got to look into a jail cell. inside, the toilet was full of diarrhea that trailed out, was smeared on the walls, and encircled the corpse in a puddle. its shit like that (pun intended) that REALLY fucks this game up.
This shows the fuckitude rather well, but its a bit of a spoiler! You have been warned.The video is long, so skip ahead to the 4 minute mark.
Price: $60 for the standard (I would spring for the Limited Edition though)
Demo: Not yet. Maybe someday though.
Fucked-0-meter: [**********] 10/10
Final Verdict: This game scare your mom/make your kids cry. If you play it, make sure no one impressionable or faint of heart is around. Its that bad. But if you are a sick fuck, you will LOVE this game. Its immaculate!