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Set on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac Clarke and John Carver team up as they attempt to end the Necromorph threat once and for all.

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Antony Johnston, Jay Turner (additional writing)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunner Wright ... Isaac Clarke (voice)
Ricardo Chavira ... Sgt. John Carver (voice)
Sonita Henry ... Ellie Langford (voice)
Robert Gant ... Captain Robert Norton (voice)
Simon Templeman ... Jacob Danik (voice)
Michelle Anne Johnson ... Jennifer Santos (voice) (as Michelle Johnson)
Frank Ashmore ... Austin Buckell (voice)
Steve Blum ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mattias Christensen Mattias Christensen ... Additional Voices (voice)
John J. Concado ... Dr. Earl Serrano (voice) (as John Concado)
Scott DeFalco Scott DeFalco ... Tim Kaufman (voice)
Mark Fite ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Mark Fyte)
Lindsey Ginter ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Lindsey Gitner)
Gavin Hammon ... Resource Collector / Additional Voices (voice)
John Hensley ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Isaac Clarke, no longer suffering from hallucinations or the effects from the previous games, is awoken by Captain Robert Norton and Sergeant John Carver of the Earth Defense Force explaining that they require Isaac's help to find Ellie Langford, the pilot from Dead Space 2, who has gone missing with her team. The trio is soon attacked by Unitologist soldiers led by Jacob Danik, leader of the Unitology cult movement, but escape. Once in orbit around the frozen planet of Tau Volantis their ship breaks apart due to the countless mines left in orbit around the planet. Isaac and Carver team up with Ellie, Jennifer Santos, and Austin Buckell as they attempt to end the Necromorph threat once and for all by turning off the machine. Danik, using the Codex, turns off the Machine himself, rather than destroy the machine it causes the Convergence Event to resume. As the incomplete Necromorph Moon, free of the Machine's control, descends towards Tau Volantis collecting the up markers, Isaac ...

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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This is the first mainstream Dead Space game to feature co-op gameplay. See more »

Quotes

Isaac Clarke: [sees Carver looking at a photo of his family] Who's that?
Sgt. John Carver: [puts it away] My boy.
Isaac Clarke: Cute kid. Did you leave him behi...
Sgt. John Carver: [interrupts] He's dead. Danik killed him, and his mother.
Isaac Clarke: [surprised] ... I'm sorry.
Sgt. John Carver: [picking up his rifle] Yeah. Don't be. We're not friends.
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Hard 'n Fard
Written by Sonny Tan, Chuck Kentis, Merrit Lance Morrison, David Palmer
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A review from a seasoned gamer.
23 July 2013 | by BananaCanadaSee all my reviews

I am a big Dead Space fan like most of you reading this. I speak from gaming experience and I typically know what makes a game good as I have been playing ever since I was in diapers, in the NES days.

That being said, I am writing this in-depth review for you — the customers — especially the ones thinking of buying this game. I think it's worth the price but I think Visceral and EA went in the wrong direction with storytelling in their new instalment.

When Electronic Arts and Visceral Games released their first two Dead Space games they received rave reviews for their Survival Horror series, it was a commercial success. When the studios announced Dead Space 3 was arriving, fans expected the best.

My play through of Dead Space 3 didn't feel like the classic Survival Horror; ammo and health is more plentiful in casual to hard difficulties, the necromorphs feel easier to dismember and kill in these difficulties, and the story doesn't seem to fit well with the rest of the series. I felt compelled to switch my difficulty from normal to impossible due to the sheer advantages in the prior difficulties, which I did. This would be a tough call for most average casual gamers as the impossible difficulty is pretty hard, even on Co-Op. So the typical causal gamer won't get a "fair" play through until they finished the game once, on any difficulty — I am referring to New Game+.

Secondly, the amount of action scenes compared to the original instalments of the Dead Space series is noticeable, being the atrocious ending, character death and boss scenes/fights, and more. Multiplayer has been removed in place of Co-Op which is a serious back-step in my opinion. Co-Op should have been an addition to the Multiplayer, not the only option — just my opinion. When Dead Space 2 introduced multiplayer to the series it was a great idea, it gave the game replay value, not only that but multiplayer was damn fun. Not that Dead Space 3 does not have replay value, indeed it does, in the form of new game modes, and co-op, which adds an additional 6 hours of gameplay which you would not get from single player.

My verdict: EA and Visceral have developed an excellent game, overall. It just may not be what they are saying it is. Those who are expecting vast changes will be disappointed, again. The introduction of micro-transactions in which time-sensitive players can pay real world money to further advance their character earlier in the game seems somewhat unnecessary, but is understandable as EA is doing this as means to gain additional income to meet their bottom line, just like any other company.

Though the story can be convoluted, Dead Space 3 has a beautiful environment, with an improved combat system, and improved gameplay. Dead Space 3 should not be ignored just because it does not hold up to its predecessors.


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