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Ship Date: 10/14/08 US, 10/24/08 EU
Originally Posted by Summary
Dead Space is a third-person action video game, being developed by EA Redwood Shores for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. The player takes on the role of an engineer named Isaac Clarke, who battles a polymorphic alien species called the 'Necromorphs' on board a stricken interstellar mining ship.
Originally Posted by Gameplay
The player takes the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who must fight his way through a stricken mining ship infested with Necromorphs, a hostile alien species. The game features an 'over the shoulder' third-person perspective, similar to games Resident Evil 4 and Gears of War. The interface does not feature a traditional head-up display. Instead, information is relayed to the player via holographic projections, which hover over Isaac's weapons and armor.
Weightless and decompressed environments also appear in Dead Space, and Isaac can navigate through them using his pressurized suit and magnetic boots. Some levels even lead out onto the surface of the ship's hull. Floating debris presents a hazard, however, and Isaac can lose his footing and simply float off into space. In keeping with Isaac's profession as an engineer rather than a soldier, weapons in the game are mostly improvised, and consist of an array of bolt cutters, stasis fields and rudimentary energy weapons.
Combat in Dead Space becomes complicated when Necromorphs do not simply "die" after receiving a certain number of gun rounds. In fact, depending on how they are wounded, Necromorphs can adopt new stances and tactics, even sprouting new limbs and giving birth in the process. To defeat the Necromorphs, Isaac must utilize "strategic dismemberment," the methodical severance of specific limbs or sections of the Necromorphs. Dead Space's executive producer, Glen Schofield, has said that "the primary theme of Dead Space is dismemberment," and early previews of the game have noted the high levels of gore.
Trailers and Gameplay Footage
Dead Space: Use Your Powers Wisely [Contains Spoilers]
Exploring the Upgrade System [Contains Spoilers]
Issue 1: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33147.html
Issue 2: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34614.html
Issue 3: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35457.html
Issue 4: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/37874.html
Issue 5: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39151.html
Issue 6: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/40928.html
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IGN: 8.7, Video Review
Xbox World Magazine UK: 9.1
PSW Magazine UK: 9.0
1UP - B+
Eurogamer - 7/10
OXM - 6.5
Gamespot - 9.0
Gamedaily - 9/10
SarcasticGamer - A+
GameRevolution - A-
P.S.: An animated prequel movie titled Dead Space: Downfall will be releasing on DVD/Blu-ray October 28th. You can see a trailer here. For reference, the story timeline goes Comics -> Movie -> Game. Also, Toys R Us is running a B2G1 sale during the week the game releases. You guys might want to take advantage of that.