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Feb 22 2011, 08:50 PM

I just realized something… this is a board dedicated to Survival Horror! I can’t believe nobody’s talking about this beautiful gem of the genre. While the first Dead Space was certainly harrowing enough, Dead Space 2 brings that action-packed spice to an already hectic, nightmarish encounter, along with a heaping dose of insanity to the main character, thanks to the feverish scenes of the first game.

If you’ve kept up with Dead Space 1 (and good job to you if you have!) Isaac Clarke, who’s gotta be like the most unluckiest Space Engineer in the Universe, has survived being confined in a planet-cracking spaceship packed chock-full of undead, freakish space monsters— real nice guys with big friendly claws called Necromorphs. As per the endings to nearly every survival horror game out there, Isaac Clarke, in the brink of time—

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End Of Spoiler Alert, You May Now Read Through And Release That Breath You've Been Holding.

In Dead Space 2, our beloved engineer gets to relive the whole thing over again, only this time, it’s in a huge, sprawling space station citadel called, well, the Sprawl. I can say that slipping back in Isaac s space boots has never been better! Of course, I speak as an experienced survivor in the first game. Speaking of speaking (hah!), the formerly mute protagonist now talks.

This time around, we finally get to see his face a lot more, and we get to hear him snark or snap back when people give him mission objectives and orders like some ordinary video game errand boy. He moves faster, hits harder, and has a bit more maneuverability in Zero Grav than last time. In Dead Space 1, he was just some scared engineer who used to run around and press buttons. Now he’s a hardened survivor who jury-rigs his own weapons and knows exactly just how to take care of the Necros.

The journey is still linear, but it’s fascinating and fantastic as hell. In one way, it’s very reminiscent of Bioshock 2— the feeling’s akin to how the first one was the stuff of legend, and the second one felt and played even better, except there’s not really anything new anymore. Dead Space 2 tries to avoid this, and in many ways, succeeds. Each mission objective ends up getting bigger and more epic with each corridor you have to clear out. And when it comes to being out in Zero Grav…

Multiplayer is a blast. If you played Left 4 Dead 2, you’d probably be right at home in the Dead Space 2 Multi. Being the Necromorphs is a fun experience, each of the 4 choices have their own strengths and weaknesses to bring to the chompin’ and slashin’ experience. And there’s nothing better than being huddled up with your buddies as the human security team survivors, having to inch your way to safety (and to victory). Nothing very new when it comes to multiplayer gaming, but still a solid, fun multiplayer all around that kept me playing for hours.

So if you guys haven’t played this already, you should. If you’ve ever seen Aliens and wondered about how you’d fare, being stuck in a room full of vents teeming with creatures ready to burst out and flay you alive, look no further— Dead Space 2 is the game for you!

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta go pick up my copy of Killzone 3 Helghast Collection…

Jan 20 2011, 10:43 AM
The Books Forum needs another topic badly. Must admit I'm not terribly surprised, however. Guess I should be the one to start this. Here goes...

Who are your favorite characters in literature? I'm usually hard-pressed to say, but so far, I've decided on three:

Number one and my Top Favorite is from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.

His Grace, The Duke of Ankh, Commander of the City Watch, Sir Samuel Vimes. A slightly tarnished walker along mean streets, and like all good cops, he knows exactly when it's time to be a bad cop. Don't get on his bad side.

Sam Vimes.

Second is from F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series.

The underground mercenary "Fix-It" man with the anonymous appearance of an ordinary joe who could be anybody's brother, Repairman Jack. When there's no help, and no one's listening... call Jack. He'll take care of it. For a price.

Repairman Jack.

Third is from Stephen King's Dark Tower Series.

Roland Deschain of Gilead, a tortured gunslinger on an impossible mission that encompasses all of his life, the soul-searing goal to find The Dark Tower. Join him, or stay off his path. But be warned, he brings death with him, even if he doesn't want to. Do ya kennit, sai?


How about you guys?
Nov 19 2010, 05:42 PM
Looks like he's filled out the Judge's helmet and gear pretty well! I see that he's got Dredd's scowl down pat. Can't wait to see how this movie goes! What do you guys think?

Looks loads better than Sly already.
Nov 15 2010, 04:05 AM
Do you guys watch any? If so, what matches have you seen?

I just watched Pacquiao vs. Margarito with my family the night before, and it was insane. Margarito is like 15 pounds heavier and twice as big as Pacman, but the spunky little Boxing Congressman pounded 7 different kinds of crap from Margarito, and then some! Margarito was big and his punches were hard, but for every punch he threw, Pacman instantly threw back 10, with bigger and more accurate impacts, to boot. In the later rounds, Margarito made a valiant effort by blocking Pacman's devastating punches with his face, along with a few nasty uppercuts of his own. It was so bad that after the fight, Margarito's Spartan beard was almost completely wilted and gone.

All in all, the fight went the whole 12 rounds, and I have to tip my hat to Margarito for taking it to the distance, but in the end, Pacman made him look Asian and slotted him down as 8th notch on Pacquiao's World Champ belt. He even carried Margarito through the 12th Round because the damage was so bad, he didn't want to mess the guy up further to permanent proportions.

Epic fight.

How about you guys?
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Feb 16 2011, 03:42 PM
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Happy Valentine's Day! ...There are entirely too many BS holidays in this country.
PS, Your email? Best perverted Valentine's line, EVER.
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You are such a PitA, lol. I'm not capping it.
Jan 15 2011, 08:55 AM
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Oh, just a little skirmish with a fellow student over the McChrystal controversy. Here’s to being in excellent standing with an understanding professor. ;-)
Jan 5 2011, 07:31 AM
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I have to stop communicating with people on three days' worth of sleep-deprivation. Not only do I make typos in posts and IMs, I say highly inappropriate things to my professor in class.
Dec 12 2010, 05:23 AM
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