Sunday, July 24, 2011

Waiting for Dead Space 2: A fanboys journey

When I found out about the first Dead Space, I knew it was something that I absolutely had to play. When I finally got my hands on it, it was clear that Dead Space was going to be one of my favorite games of all time. I played that thing over and over, and it was the first game I got all 1000 points for on my 360.

Before Dead Space my favorite gaming experience was Doom3.

Being a horror and gore fan, plus a sucker for the darker side of sci-fi (Alien, Event Horizon), Doom3 filled a niche for me that was sort of lacking at the time. I played that game to death, and I did a little post a while back which talks about my unholy love for it here.

I had been following Dead Space 2 ever since I heard it was being developed. Just going through some of my posts on it before I started writing this one, I saw that I might have been on the verge of becoming slightly stalker-ish over it.

But the sad thing was, that when the game finally got released earlier this year, I was actually too damn broke to buy it :(

I had sort of fallen in between jobs, and I was running around like a headless Necromporh looking for freelance work, so what little money I was getting at the time, I couldn't just spend it on a game. Even if it was Dead Space 2. Another shitty thing was that my freakin' 360 had died, but Dead Space 2 was coming to PC as well so that wasn't too much of a worry.

With the game being on PC the idea of playing it through other means did cross my mind, but honestly I just could not bring myself to do this. Not to sound like some lame-ass fan boy, but I just loved Dead Space too much (and even the whole Dev-crew behind it) to do that. So some how, I just had to block Dead Space 2 out of my head till I could afford to buy it.

Well as months went by, I still kept following things concerned with the game. I was a fan on the Facebook page for it, and I followed the dev crew on Twitter. I don't know why I did that too my self, because it was total torture. But I wanted to see what was happening with the game that I longed to play. I watched the animated prequel to the game (Dead Space: Aftermath), read the Dead Space: Salvage Graphic Novel and even read the wiki for the Dead Space: martyr novel.

This went on for a while, and I tried to fill the empty void in my heart with other games that I borrowed off friends... but then... after months of the 'free lance' crap...

Finally I scored a job.

I got hired as a Producer at a local TV station, and to slash this already monstrously long story slightly shorter, when I got my first pay... I bought my self Dead Space 2.


It got in on the 12th of this month and it took me about a week to rip through it on Zealot (Two levels above Normal) I wanted to play at the hardest available setting because I figured it would take me longer to finish the game. I'm going through the Hardcore difficulty now... and man is it awesome.

I'll do a write-up on my game-play experience and more soon, but for now let me just say that this baby was well worth the wait.

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