Backlog blues - Dead Space Down
By grrouchie 03-10-2011 01:38 AM
When Dead Space originally came out I was running a Game Crazy and hyping the game up like crazy.
Everyone who came in loved the game and I kept telling everyone that it was probably the best survival horror game to come out since Silent Hill 2.
I Had one customer who came in, young kid probably 12-14 years old and he wanted this game really bad. I explained it to his mother, Told her that it was a brutal game and very scary but she insisted that if her kid wanted it then he could have it.
Three hours later she was back in the store demanding a refund and when I asked her why I was told "It's too scary for him."
However, despite all the praise, all the hype, and the fact that every person who I sold it to loved it (one of my employee's beat the game at least 7 times, constantly playing it. Said it was probably his favorite game ever) I just couldn't get into it.
I picked it up as soon as we got a used one in, played maybe half way through chapter 1, and never went back.
I ended up trading it in as soon as we had a good boost and wrote the game off as chaff.
I thought it would have been so much better as a FPS instead of 3rd person.
Isaac controlled horribly clunky, having to move the camera and angle it properly to see the holograms of people talking to you.
Pulling up the menu and having it off of the screen until you turned right, and for that matter trying to see where you were going, following that stupid blue line, was sometimes horrible and obscured on the HUD.
However, 2 years later and $9.99 on Amazon.com convinced me to give it another shot (well, and the hype of Dead Space 2 coming out).
Once again, while going through the 1st chapter everything I disliked reared it's ugly head again but I wanted to give it a few hours this time.
This time, the more I played the more I liked the game. The scenery, the atmosphere, the noises.
I was drawn into the game and the story and every day I couldn't wait to come home and play another chapter.
Today - I sat down and banged out chapter 7 through the end, not being able to stop, not being able to put the controller down until it was over.
I'm glad that I gave the game a 2nd chance - though the double cross ending pissed me off a bit. But, now I can't wait to dig into Dead Space 2!!!
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|Rosterking - 03-10-2011, 06:31 AM|
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