So if you’ve seen any gaming news over the last few days, it probably has something to do with Dead Space 3 - which is set to be released in Q1 2013.
Personally, next to E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) coming next month and unveiling various titles that I have had on my radar for a while now, this could not be better news.
The promise of a new ‘world’ (versus a spaceship or space station) to play on. The possibility of in-game co-op. Not to mention new weapons, enemies and abilities!!! Where’s my iPhone because I need to fire-up the Clock App and start the countdown RIGHT NOW.
My only hope, at this point, is that when they revamp the game they keep everything that was great about the second game. The soundtrack was eerie, the gameplay was so natural that it felt like you were playing a movie (thanks to the non-existent Heads Up Display - HUD) and the visuals were absolutely stunning.
Well-wishing aside, when I hear news like this, there is only one thing to do: fire up the PlayStation 3 and dive into older titles within the same franchise. That’s right: Dead Space 2.
I know what you’re thinking. It’s not exactly a new game; i.e., original North American release date: January 25, 2011. But it’s still one of the most surprising games that I have played to date.
Before Dead Space 2, I wasn’t much of a horror game fan. To be honest, I’m still not a fan. Don’t get me wrong, Resident Evil has had its moments over the years. The brand new episodic The Walking Dead downloadable game series on PlayStation Network (PSN) is definitely a nice change of pace as well with its graphic novel art style and real-time, choice-based gameplay that changes the outcome of not only each episode, but the entire season. But when I bought Dead Space 2 on a whim one day while running an errand with my wife to Target, the second I got past the first few Necromorphs and felt just how alone the main character, Isaac Clarke, is as he tries to undo the creation of a new Marker, I was hooked.
So Dead Space 3, huh? I know one thing to be true about this round of the series. I won’t be buying it on a whim this time. As soon as pre-orders are available, I’m putting my money down and counting the days to the release.
Thank you for reading.