First Dead Space Review: Does EA Redefine Survival/Horror?
Yeah, we know what you're thinking: "holy crap, it's not possible...it's EA!" Well, the largest video game publisher in the world has to eventually get lucky, right?
It seems the first review for the highly anticipated survival/horror title, Dead Space, has arrived courtesy of Xbox 360 World Magazine, which just hit store shelves yesterday. As reported on by several sites around the Internet, including CVG and Joystiq, that review is very, very positive: 91%. In fact, they go so far as to say that EA could teach Capcom (makers of the uber-popular Resident Evil series) "a think or three about survival/horror." Yeah, they really did say that. In terms of the environment, the review says that exploring your spaceship - the Ishimura - is "a nail-biting experience" and they actually go so far as to compare it to Rapture in Bioshock. Apparently, it's "just as meticulously designed and easily believable." And last but not least, the crowning achievement of the game centers on its very cool Zero G environments. "When the gravity is removed the fun really starts."
Well, this is certainly good news. Of course, we will have the final say on the matter, just 'cuz we've got a few of the most professional and knowledgeable critics in the industry. Oh...but it's true. Stay tuned!
Related Game(s): Dead Space
10/2/2008 Ben Dutka