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Community Review: Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3 is one of those games. It’s almost difficult to find the time to play because it’s hardly the kind of game you can play in the light of day, or when all of your buddies are round. I managed to pick up a copy of the game on Friday, but I haven’t had to the chance to play it. I’ve had family staying at mine over the weekend and you know how that goes!

But despite the fact I haven’t played Dead Space 3 yet, I have been watching the reactions to the game fairly closely. It’s fascinating. You have folks claiming it’s a supremely well polished experience and you have people lamenting how far the game has strayed from its ‘survival horror’ roots…

Then you have people claiming that Dead Space was never a survival horror game to begin with. Where will it end? Where do you stand?

Generally I believe people should enjoy a video game for what it is, and try not to judge games too harshly based on their own expectations. But at the same time, people have the right to state disappointment when a series strays from its roots and becomes something a little less definitive and original.

Considering what I’ve already written about the original Dead Space I have to admit I’m a little worried about the direction of the game, but plenty who have played it already are telling me I don’t need to worry.

What are your early thoughts? How are you enjoying Dead Space 3 so far?

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