Dead Space has become a critically acclaimed and must-have for gamers who love to freak out in front of their TV screens, thanks to its claustrophobic fragmented environments, inspiring art direction, top-notch sound design and of course, atypical gameplay. Based on chopping instead of the usual headshot. Rebuilt from the ground up under the Frostbite engine, Electronic Arts’ software gives us chills, as we demonstrate in our test video available in Autoplay.
- History from beyond the grave
- It has been completely rebuilt
- From stagnation to euphoria
- Remastered or remake?
History from beyond the grave
If you have never played Dead Space, then you should know that the game puts you in the shoes of Isaac Clark, an engineer who went to investigate the causes of the radio silence of the USG Ishimura spaceship. What looks like the beginning of a horror movie becomes a real horror when the hero and his gang discover that the place is filled with terrifying creatures called Necromorphs. For this new version, Motive has decided to keep the base game as a background, which means the story remains the same and the main events are the same, as well as the places to visit. There is still change. While we haven’t gotten to a complete reimagining of Legends as Resident Evil 2 Remake is compared to the original Resident Evil 2, the differences as well as some surprises are definitely there.
It has been completely rebuilt
Ishimura is still an apocalyptic place filled with demonic monsters, but it shines brightly on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Motive artwork has been completely graphically redesigned and boasts next-gen benefits. The push artists added detailed special effects, lots of dynamic lighting, and grungy textures as you would expect from this type of game. Quality mode runs at 4K/30fps with ray tracing enabled while Performance mode runs at 60fps at 2K without ray tracing. The good news is that it is possible to switch between modes on the go, without having to go back to the main menu. The old visceral arcade title returns with a stellar tech that improves gameplay with its dismemberment precision. Plus, the game, shot entirely in a burst, gives you the possibility to relive your steps. Deck breakers here are imagined as a huge playground.
From stagnation to euphoria
Dead Space is a survival horror game with a camera behind the hero’s shoulder. Isaac Clarke must accomplish various goals which are updated regularly. Dead Space’s enemies don’t finish themselves off with a single shot to the skull, they cut themselves open. Chopping up the trash that serves as limbs for your Bestiary is the best way to quickly fend off a threat without wasting too much ammo.. The game’s combat is intense and brutal, which is the hallmark of the series. With Stasis, which slows down both monsters and objects, and telekinesis, to grab items from a distance to send them into creatures’ heads, Dead Space offers gameplay that leaves room for improvisation, even if it takes a few wrinkles.
Remastered or remake?
The payer did not want anyone to be considered a traitor. The studio has said time and again that its goal is to stay true to the vision of the original game.. This is why we notice a narrative very close to the basic adventure novel, with the same places to visit, and finally the same story and the same major events. If the level design hasn’t changed drastically, it welcomes new differences. Scenes have been redesigned, such as that of the ADS cannon, while entirely new puzzles have been added. The Intensity Manager generates enemy attacks randomly so that it is never based on their own achievements. Despite the efforts at storytelling, Motive’s production does nothing exceptional and retains the setting of the 2008 game.
This Dead Space 2023 sauce succeeds in its bet to bring back a cult game at its finest.
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