Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dead Space Severed

If you haven't heard, Dead Space Severed is the latest DLC for Dead Space 2 containing a standalone single-player adventures that takes about 1-2 hours to complete. Severed focuses on Gabe Weller, a security officer featured in Dead Space Extraction. The episode run concurrently with Isaac's story arc, often taking you through familiar areas as Gabe attempts to reach his wife, Lexine. The mechanics of Severed are exactly the same as DS2, except the pacing has been sped up. It's definitely a different experience then the main storyline, and I found it to be much more difficult. In fact, I'm pretty sure I died more in the first chapter of Severed than I did in all of DS2! But is it worth the $7 you mask ask? Definitely. If you liked the main adventure then you've got to check out what Severed has to offer. I've heard people saying that it's too short, that they shouldn't have reused the same areas, etc. but honestly you get your money's worth and they've tweaked Severed just enough to make it feel like a fresh take on the sprawl.