Friday, 13 January 2012
Scared in Space
Lucky I did though, Dead Space can only be described as a game that creates the most suspenseful and seriously frightening moments just by using a combination of darkness, scary music and disturbing alien sounds! There are times when you will think it is safe - the lights are all on, there's no music; nothing to make you think you're unsafe - then you'll walk forward into a small room and a necromorph alien will smash through an air vent and maul your face off! Scary moments also include eerie sounds and music and hearing the scratching of the aliens but not being able to see them. It's also frightening when the lights are flickering on and off and all you can hear is the screaming off aliens, not being able to get an accurate shot to kill them.
The combat is really fun and is highly strategic! The only way you can kill the aliens is to sever their limbs whether it be their arms, legs, tails or tentacles if they have them. All of the enemies are really fast and can close a far distance between you and them in a second. This requires you to be both quick, before the enemies can deal damage and accurate so as you don't waste ammo on their torso's or heads. If there is a small room with lots of enemies it's likely they will overpower Isaac and clutch at his body. It's at these points you must tap the X button repeatedly or face having your torso torn from your legs or you head implode on itself! There is also melee - left and right hooks and a nasty kick - which knock most enemies away from you stunning them and giving you enough time to get a few shots in. The kick will also smash open storage crates and other objects which hide ammunition and health packs.