Dead Space 2 is a game that I never thought would be made, and when it was first announced I was very skeptical. In addition to this the prospect of Isaac talking and interacting with NPCs was not pleasing to me and Dead Space 2 had to do alot to break my expectations of this game. Dead Space 2 delievered.
What I recieved was a survival action horror game where ammo is scarce and most things, both Necromorph and Human, are trying to kill you. They all have their own agendas however, not all the humans want to eat your flesh... Dead Space 2 starts off with Isaac in a hospital on the space colony on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. It appears that Isaac is still not over his wife's sudden departure from this world, as her ghost won't leave him alone. Necromorphs appear in the hospital that Isaac is in and as he flees for his life, starts a tale of horror, betrayal and survival that will take Isaac from the intensive care unit to the very place where it all began.
A cast of new minor and major characters are introduced, although most of them are killed off as soon as they appear, but I won't spoil these for you. I know that they are trying to convey a feeling of a big city with alot of residents, but without the ability to tell whether the character you just met is a main character that you are supposed to get attached to or to start waving goodbye to them now. The ending is very good, not as good as the original but very conclusive, while keeping it open for sequels that I will now be looking forward to.
Dead Space 2 is one of the best sequels I have played in a good long while. While it does not surpass the original in terms of quality, it not only adds to the original story but sets up for its own story as well. Using this it distances itself from the original without completly ignoring it and changing vital information *cough* Highlander 2: The Quickening *cough*.
Dead Space 2 gets a very well deserved 8/10 and is the best game I have played so far this year. With just 10 months left, let us see if something else can impress.
This is Tyramatt, and something else probably will impress more.