Zero Punctuation: Dead Space 2

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Dead Space 2

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Dead Space 2.

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Unsurprised at the number of references to your Dead Space 1 review, since from what I've heard Dead Space 2 is really quite similar.

Chocolate covered lesbians yayyy!

But yeah, I liked the first game for what it was, and that's not a horror game. At most it's a "tension" game because when you're swarmed by creepy monsters and can only stop them by chopping limbs, it gets pretty tense. I rented the first and I'll probably rent this one too. Not really a "must buy" IMO.

Anyway decent review, if not one of the funnier ones.

Ach, I hate those vents. Mostly because after a certain point in the game you can tell when a monster is going to pop out at you and where it will, yet you can't use your knowledge of the situation to kill it before it gets the drop on you. So, you're forced to willing go into their stupid trap.

well, that was a lot of movie references.

A mighty fine review..

And I must say I agree. I still got to go drink some water after each finger cutting session of Hard Rain.. Great voice acting in that one.

Also; I giggled at the monster face-pulling. <3

garcicus:
Haha First! Great video... always come back on wens just for this... it makes my hump day

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Oh mighty Mod God, smite thee.

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Anywho...

It always makes laugh when people tell me how "scary" and "atmospheric" Dead Space is. Really, its about as scary and atmospheric as Saw or Hostel. Its not so much survival/horror as it is more of an interactive gore porno.

Oooh, ah fresh review, now this doesnt happen very often. I for one liked Dead space 2, even though it werent scary... at all, but I guess the player just get used to the horror and learns to live with it

Dead Space 2!? o: I had no idea he was going to review this! If only there'd been some form of hint, I could have prepared for this!

Are there any spoilers in this? Because I want to play it, but not have a spoiler come flying to my face.

I'm impressed with your knowledge of physiology, not just "dead space" but on dismemberment.

Oh but Yahtzee they ARE trying to provoke you.
Haven't you heard what people are saying about you?

Its funny how every other game reviewer in the world says dead space 1&2 are horror masterpieces but they really aren't... I'm glad i can always count on yahtzee :D

"Everyone is as attached to their own limbs as that climber guy who cut his arm off."

Congratulation, you got a full laugh out of me.

Points for the Wiggles reference.

no joke on the marketing? too bad still nice episode such a clich game.

Ah, Yahtzee at his finest. Had me in stitches the entire time.

ActionDan:
Are there any spoilers in this? Because I want to play it, but not have a spoiler come flying to my face.

Nah. I saw half of the gameplay on Youtube (and the ending as well) and from what Yahtzee said, he didn't spoil anything too serious.

I leave...somewhat disappointed from that review. Maybe it's the fact that his rage was tempered by the game being a horror game in space with jet packs, but I honestly expected him to tear further into this.

I will agree that it doesn't really scare you, just makes you jump every so often or go, 'WHERE'D THAT COME FROM?!' If anythng, the one scene that did make me sweat a lot is...

Delusibeta:
Unsurprised at the number of references to your Dead Space 1 review, since from what I've heard Dead Space 2 is really quite similar.

From all the reviews I've heard and read, Dead Space 2 is mostly Dead Space 1 with an extra helping of bland thrown in. The game actually punishes you for letting the enemies get up close so you can use the dismemberment tactics.

Silent Hill 1 and 2 were the last games to get atmospheric horror right. Silent Hill Shattered Memories did a decent job with it, but it could have done better.

I still can't decide whether he liked it or not. Oh wait.

edit: On a side note, people being too harsh on Dead Space for it in itself being a third person shooter with a horror setting and some horror inspired elements instead of being an actual horror survival game, should accept the game for what it is and move on.

I´m stil waiting for jokes on how my mum won´t like this.

Yes, 'Horror' games and movies don't seem to understand how resilient the human body is to dismembering.

The Real Sandman:

garcicus:
Haha First! Great video... always come back on wens just for this... it makes my hump day

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Oh mighty Mod God, smite thee.

translated "oh mighty mod god, smite yourself"

Reminds me of a guy I used to work with. Have you played Dead Space yet? Have you? Now? I finally played Dead Space Extraction and that was more than enough to convince never to pay 5 dollars or whatever to experience the HD version. It's just too damn much. Not the price, but the tone. It just piles it on over and over again, almost as if to say "Hey, this is all we got. Boo." It just tries too hard. I think I'll save my money for the chance to one day play an xbox game set in the land of chocolate lesbians. You wouldn't believe what you have to do to get to the cream filling.

Personally I think the game fails as horror, but is awesome as an action game. The free-fall sections, the jetpack flying and the overpowered circular saw gun don't seem to have much to do with horror, but are very action-y.

Serris:

The Real Sandman:

garcicus:
Haha First! Great video... always come back on wens just for this... it makes my hump day

image

Oh mighty Mod God, smite thee.

translated "oh mighty mod god, smite yourself"

Thank you Senor Buzz Kill.
-grumbles-

I'm so glad Yahtzee agrees with me completely when it comes to Dead Space. Now I can rub TWO video's in the face of everyone who calls Dead Space 'super f-in scary bro'.

That is a very good thing.

Swarm around you like ur the fucking wiggle :)
teehee
made my day

HankMan:
Oh but Yahtzee they ARE trying to provoke you.
Haven't you heard what people are saying about you?

SSSHHHHHHH! We're not supposed to talk about it when he's around!

CronoT:

Delusibeta:
Unsurprised at the number of references to your Dead Space 1 review, since from what I've heard Dead Space 2 is really quite similar.

From all the reviews I've heard and read, Dead Space 2 is mostly Dead Space 1 with an extra helping of bland thrown in. The game actually punishes you for letting the enemies get up close so you can use the dismemberment tactics.

Silent Hill 1 and 2 were the last games to get atmospheric horror right. Silent Hill Shattered Memories did a decent job with it, but it could have done better.

Go play amnesia ;) thats atmospheric horror at its

Human Centipede reference FTW!

Also, another excellent write-up. Looks like the game could be fun, if not over-the-top in-your-face with the whole horror bit.

Also, overused game mechanics (ie: vent monsters) just kind of ruin immersion. After a while, you just start expecting it to happen - which is when it stops becoming unexpected and starts becoming cliché.

The "USG Here Are The Juicy Humans Yum Yum" is officially the greatest space ship name in the history of anything. I'm still laughing. xD

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