Posted on 17 February, 2013 by Deus Exer
OXCGN’s Dead Space 3 Review
A ‘visceral’ stomp?
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
It seems that during the course of gaming, various trends come and go, much like everything nowadays.
Whether they are visual styles, aesthetics, themes, mechanics or gameplay styles, many publishers attempt to incorporate these current trends into their games and franchises, with mixed results.
The Darkness II altered its visual style from a realistic to cell-shaded effect, reminiscent of the game’s comic origins.
Splinter Cell: Conviction ditched its primary focus on stealth and silence, opting to turn to a more “Bourne-like” action theme.
The Fallout series was originally a top-down RPG, however Bethesda mixed things up in Fallout 3 by utilising a first person perspective, used in titles such as Oblivion, and later Skyrim.
Some hit the jackpot, while others damage their franchises by incorporating something which feels seemingly out-of-place.
Dead Space 3 is no different.
Dead Space 3 review
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Posted on 2 February, 2013 by dkpatriarch
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by David Hilton
© 2013 David Hilton
Dead Space 3 had our previewer impressed with the clever combination of heart-pounding action mixed into the familiar cold sweat inducing survival horror sections.
He then was then blown away by the well implemented new co-op element.
The co-op experience is a separate one from playing the game on your own, with each character doing separate tasks, including one of you playing in a hallucination mode, while the other protects you.
You can read his assessment here.
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Posted on 28 January, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Dead Space 3 has a mid-game twist and “did not change the formula”
Interview with Dead Space 3 Producer John Calhoun
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Some people said, no I just couldn’t take it, it’s unrelenting, it was gory, it was just too much.
EA Australia recently held a hands-on with Dead Space 3 and allowed journalists to get stomping with roughly the first 2-3 hours of the game.
Whilst it was an extremely intense session in a chilly room decked out with a fake-white snow carpet I had the chance to speak with John Calhoun producer on Dead Space 3.
In the 13 minute interview I got a better understanding of a developers point of view regarding backlash from consumers regarding the game’s change of direction and a delved a little deeper in the thought process of including certain features in the 3rd installment of this popular franchise.
Dead Space 3 interview
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Posted on 21 January, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Dead Space 3 Demo Impressions
Freezing never felt so good
by Kent Sobey
©2013 Kent Sobey
“Why won’t you just DIE?!”
This is probably a sentence that you’ll be thinking to yourself over and over again when you get a chance to play the Dead Space 3 demo. Or, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be screaming it at the TV in a mad panic just trying to stay alive yourself.
The demo gives you two options to whet your appetite before the 7th of February when the game is actually released.
You can go at it alone and give the single player a try, or play the same section of the game with a buddy – or in my case, some random stranger on Xbox Live.
Is this the Dead Space we’ve been waiting for?
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Posted on 6 January, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Fear Returns to Dead Space 3
OXCGN gets another look
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Let’s go back to mid-last year, back to June when E3 was well under way and OXCGN writers were participating in an EA Booth tour. We had the chance to watch a very action oriented hands-off demo gameplay walkthrough of Dead Space 3.
It didn’t really interest me due to the fact that it was mostly run and gun with a lot happening on the screen, and to me it wasn’t the Dead Space I had come to love. It was all about Unitologist soldiers along with Necromorphs firing automatic weapons back at Isaac.
The need to take cover behind crates to hide from enemy fire only to emerge at the right moment to take a shot, well, the market is flooded with this type of stuff already. The last thing I wanted to see was the same gameplay I’ve seen countless times in various other franchises especially from a game that had been such a good survival horror game.
Fast forward to today and Visceral are starting to showcase more of what I want, survival horror where I’m required to creep down a corridor with my plasma cutter always drawn in case a Necromorph bursts out of the ceiling vent above, in an attempt to tear me to shreds.
Where I must scavenge dead bodies or crates in hope of finding ammo or health packs. Where I have to manage my ammo and ensure I don’t consume too much because the next area is becoming increasingly difficult.
Dead Space 3 here
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