Date Completed: January 13th, 2016
I originally played Dead Space : Extraction when it came out for the Wii. I’d been tricked into buying the Wii ‘Zapper’ peripheral by Nintendo’s clever marketing scheme and I wanted at least one game that used it. I was surprised that I ended up enjoying the game and when the PS3 version came packed in with Dead Space 2 for free I couldn’t pass up the deal.
The PS3 version is identical to the Wii version except for an upgraded resolution. This doesn’t end up making the game look a whole lot different because all of the models and textures remain the same as they were in the Wii version. The game also uses the Playstation Move controllers instead of the Wii controller but controlling the game felt the same assuming I had a decent calibration. Finding a good spot to place the PS3 camera was always awkward but I finally found a box and a chair that put the camera at the right height.
I played most of the missions alone but I did manage to badger my sister into playing a few missions while she was staying at my house over the Christmas holiday. My sister’s only statement was “Gross. I wont’ be playing this again”. I was also able to talk my wife into playing a level and she expressed similar sentiments. Rated M games aren’t for everyone. Needless to say I didn’t play this one when the kids were up.
The game consists of about 10 levels, each takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Voice acting isn’t always top notch, and the character models were meant for an older system but the story is decent and the game play is fun. It’s worth a look, unless you’re one of those anti-rail shooter people.
Is it fun: Yes
Length: ~5 hours
System: Playstation 3
Genre: Rail Shooter