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Monday, May 16, 2011

Just Beat Dead Space 2 on Zealot Mode Today

I've gotta say, it was a hell of a ride. Zealot is the second most difficult mode, followed by hardcore, but judging from what I've read about Hardcore, I think the only things that change are that the enemies might be smarter and the loot is less abundant. If that is so, I believe I can probably beat Hardcore since I had some extra loot left when I beat it, but I'll wait until the next in the series to find out f I'm good enough.

If you don't know what its about, (not everyone is big on survival horror games) it follows the story of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who has been involved with the interaction of a  supposedly alien artifact named the Marker found by a space mining vessel by the name of USG Ishimura. The effects it has on humans is first mind control, and then it turns them into atrocious and violent creatures known as necromorphs (get it, they 'morph' after they die). This game in particular is 3 years after the first one when he destroyed the Marker aboard the Ishimura and then escaped, this time to again face the same nightmare in a space station after finding out that the artifact had been rebuilt, and apparently he was manipulated to help them rebuild it without remembering anything. Probably one of the best things about the way the story is developed is that Isaac is human and therefore vulnerable to fear and psychological scars. Throughout the game, you see the developing grief stages after he had to deal with the death of his wife on the first game, filled with psychotic episodes of watching his dead wife talking to him and saying that she died because of him. The characters are well-developed, the puzzles are complex and have to do with the skills Isaac has as an engineer, and the game mechanics are an improvement from the first one, particularly with parts in Zero-G and the addition of weapons that are better for planning and strategy.

If you're interested, give it a try, you won't regret it, and for pointers, probably the best thing to learn is to conserve ammo by using seemingly-useless objects found in the ground like brooms for impaling, as well as using the enemies' weapons against them, particularly taking their limbs off and throwing them back at them or catching their acid projectiles mid-air and using them. It takes practice, especially with later quick ones, but if you get good at it, you'll see yourself conserving more and more valuable ammo and materials.


 That's it for this post, the next console game I'll play is probably L.A. Noire by Rockstar Games that comes out tomorrow. Rockstar has been doing great lately, maybe I'll post a review of Red Dead Redemption which was a success last year, I can't wait to see what they have in store this time around.

27 comments:

  1. I have a friend that loves dead space 1 and 2, but i've never gotten around to trying it... You've inspired me!

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  2. I'm REALLY looking forward to L.A. Noire. Except that after they put so much effort into the game and care into the details, they didn't bother to make the voice acting true to the time period. That kind of ruins it for me :(

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  3. if you really liked Deadspace, then play Resident Evil 4. It has similar controls, tye same survival theme but it's better. If you have someone to play with, you could pick up resident evil 5 though.

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  4. @m.m
    I'm not that bothered about voice acting for L.A. Noire, no game is perfect, so you've gotta shrug off the small details that will ruin the game for you if you keep thinking about them and simply kick back and enjoy the game

    @mmmpieohyeah
    Already played RE4 (when it came out for Gamecube no less), but I like Dead Space more since I feel RE is becoming more action than survival horror. I wish it'd go back to its roots. Even though the camera angle and some gameplay is similar, for me Dead Space does have that survival horror feel

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  5. Ever since I saw the animated film on dead space, I haven't been able to bring myself to play it. Maybe I should change my mind, though, as the story line sounds like it kicks ass.

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  6. @xenototh
    Yeah I couldn't bring myself to finish watching the film (just ended up reading summary of it), but practically every film that comes from video games sucks so really no surprise there

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  7. I love this game, very nice reading about it. Thanks

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  8. dowloaded the demo, now im buying it, sounds like real fun

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  9. One of my favourite game, good to read about it. Thanks for post.

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  10. Great post! I like your blog!

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  11. im on chapter 11 right now, haven't been motivated to play

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  12. games look dirty man

    def gonna buy

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  13. Awesome, I'll probably try the game out.

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  14. Been looking at this game a little lately. Might pick up a copy.

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  15. Great review, this game is a great horror game....I loved every minute of it.

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  16. One of my favourite game, good to read about it.
    And nice blog, bRO

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  17. sounds really epic, and tough. Congrats on conquering it.

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  18. good game man, thx for the info :)

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  19. I heard Deadspace was good. I might have to get it now.

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  20. i played it on normal!! its sooo scary hahaha

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