Dead Space 2 Campaign PS3 Review

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Very few sequels have disappointed me in this console generation — and for the most part — Visceral’s Dead Space 2 was no different. It was an improvement over its predecessor in nearly every respect. It plays better, it looks better, it sounds better and it contained even more scares than the first.

I am reminded of God of War II when I look at Dead Space 2. Both sequels took the original’s strengths and refined them to a brilliant shine. They both also jettisoned their predecessor’s weaknesses and replaced them for known winning formulas. As a result of these decisions, what we’re left with is a sequel with few faults, but also one that feels a bit too “safe”.

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Checkpoint: Knocking on The Heat Edition

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It took me awhile to get hyped about the current NBA season, but I think the four in a row loss for Miami Heat did it for me.

I watched a bit of the awesome Orlando Magic 24 point comeback win on Thursday, witnessed the dismantling by the San Antonio Spurs and just watched LeBron and Wade fail to win in another close game at Chicago.

I don’t harbor any personal hatred towards the Miami Heat, but with LeBron’s shenanigans with “The Decision”, the pre-season hype and their silly claim for multiple championships: how can anyone who isn’t a Miami Heat cheer them on?

I’m also looking forward to the discussion on PTI tomorrow. It should be great!

Oh and I watched the Lakers smother the Spurs. Hopefully they’ll do the same thing to the Heat on Thursday.

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FYI: Expect iPad 2 Event & More BF3 Info Next Week

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  • Battlefield 3 reveal on March 1st; gameplay teaser today (see below)
  • Apple is holding an iPad 2 event on March 2nd (via Engadget)

Release Dates

  • First Dead Space 2 expansion chapter, Severed, debuts March 1st for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
  • Red Faction: Armageddon debuts May 30th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
  • Gears of War III debuts September 20th exclusively on Xbox 360

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Busy and More Busy

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With the Boxing Day 2010’s Gaming Deals post and the lack of internet for Monday and Tuesday, I’ve been too preoccupied to post anything.

But I’m forcing myself to drop a couple of quick impressions.

  1. Tried the Dead Space 2 demo for PlayStation 3. It was so smooth and brings more of what I loved about Dead Space and then some.
  2. LittleBigPlanet 2 demo was a surprise. I may be mistaken (or not), but SackBoy controls feel tighter than before. They’ve also added lots to the “Play” aspect of the game.

And that’s it. I’m going to play some Red Dead Redemption and/or schedule some updates for GameDealsCanada.

Probably the latter.

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