Announced ahead of Dead Space 3’s launch, “Awakened” was hyped as being more terrifying and gruesome than anything players had seen to that point. Hyperbole aside, “Awakened” is a bit different than the rest of the core game. Normally a change of pace would be interesting, but that’s just not the case this time around. “Awakened” isn’t nearly as engaging or fun as Dead Space 3, and that isn’t helped at all by how quickly it’s over.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 has been out for a few weeks now and fans of the series have been getting back into the groove of shooting off Necromorph limbs aplenty. But what should neophytes to the series do in order to catch up and partake in the excitement? Well, EA Origin's sale should help bring them up to speed.
The first Dead Space was a decidedly single-player affair that pitted players against the hordes of Necromorphs hiding in the shadows of space. When Dead Space 2 arrived on the scene, Visceral maintained the solo survival story, while also adding in a perfunctory multiplayer component to spice things up.
Despite the constant evolution of the series, much was made of the drastically different idea to insert cooperative play into Dead Space 3. At its heart, Dead Space 3 is the natural next stage in the growth of the franchise, which still keeps a keen focus on the solitary exploits of protagonist Isaac Clarke. Concerns raised that co-op might in any way diminish the quality or experience of Dead Space 3 were unfounded, and Visceral should be commended for how incredibly complete Dead Space 3 is from top to bottom.
If you thought monstrous Necromorphs were the only problem in Isaac Clarke's life, then you don't know the whole story.