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Hey guys, I just recently beat Dead Space 2 and I thought now it would be appropriate to review it for anyone out there pondering on weather or not to buy it.

Dead Space 2:

Gameplay 10 / 10 - There have been many games that have adapted the over the shoulder third person technique that resident evil 4 seemed to perfect. This style of game works amazingly with the over the shoulder view, its not quite the usual 3rd person view and not a 1st person view... But Dead Space 2 is definatly one of the best games to adapt this into their game. Dead Space 1 was a good game that used the same gameplay style but I think in Dead Space 2 they perfected it. It makes for intense battles, and makes u always cautious of whats coming from behind you. The game seems to shift very well from horror scenes to big fights, and even into puzzles. My only grime with this might be that the puzzle aspects of the game were a little too easy. Overall the gameplay in Dead Space 2 is one that will have me coming back for many more plays through.

Characters 8 / 10 - The protagonist in Dead Space 2 sadly falls a little short, he has all the great aspects to make a good protagonist but he doesnt quite get there. In my opinion what made the character element of this game so great was the supporting characters, they seemed to bring the game to life, really showing how this infested world ur playing in has an affect on their personalities. Although they dont go into to much detail on all of the characters they seemed to still do a good job.

Sound 9 / 10 - Dead Space 2 is creepy, thats all there is to it. Without a great soundboard dead space 2 would just be another run and gun shooter... But the sound in the game just brings everything to life, it makes every corner suspenseful, and it is often what scared u the most. "other than a giant alien jumping on ur face when ur not looking.

Story 8/10 - The main plot is simple, aliens have reinfested and its ur job to destroy them. But where the story really comes together is the protagonists battle within himself, fighting off the inner demons and figuring out what it is he needs to do. Adding these 2 things together makes for a fun and adventurous ride.

Conclusion - Dead Space 2 is a very well made game. They really took their time to put together a masterpiece. I can see myself playing this game many times over. I am usually not one to replay a survival horror game but Dead Space 2 just does it all SOOO well that I dont see any reason to not play it again. If you are a fan of third person shooters, survival horror, or just someone looking to try something new. Buy this game, it is well worth the 60$ price tag.
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