Is EA’s latest really the greatest?
UPDATE: This score is fake as confirmed by GI’s Andrew Reiner on Twitter.
Game Informer’s review score for Visceral Games’ Dead Space 3 has been leaked online. What did the vaunted publication give the survival horror action extravaganza?
Apparently, “only” a 7.75 out of 10.
While the game was praised for its improvements, along with it’s “satisfying shooting and loveable new weapon crafting system”, some parts of the game are apparently not as polished as the previous two entries.
And as suspected, the “general atmosphere of the game is not nearly as creepy and terrifying as previous games” with the human fights feeling tacked on and badly played out. Co-op s at least fun but feels a bit different than the typical experience. The replay value has been related as moderately low.
So do we have to say it? We’ll say: Not every game needs to score a perfect 9 or 10 to be entertaining. If you enjoyed the originals for their horror, then you might be out of luck but Dead Space 3 at least appears to be a solid shooter.
We’ll know more as other reviews come to light in the next few days.