Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Dead Space 2 Shenanigans

So, as some of you know, I've been playing Dead Space 2 off and on for the past two months or so. It's taking me so long to get through this game only because I sometimes go weeks without finding the time to turn on the ol' PlayStation 3. But over the weekend I was finally able to devote a rather largish chunk of time to the game, and I have to say . . . things are really getting FREAKY!!!

Dead Space 2 is a sci-fi horror game. It takes place aboard a mining station orbiting Saturn's moon, Titan. In the first game, Isaac boarded the deep space vessel U.S.G. Ishimura and got introduced to the wonderful group of swell folk known as Necromorphs. After that adventure went bust, some idiot decided to tow the Ishimura back to Titan station (nicknamed "The Sprawl"), and so of course the Necromorphs are now all over this place as well.

Anyway, so, Isaac meets up with this other survivor--a technician named Ellie--and we're trying to get down to the bottom of some sneaky government cover-up occurring on the Sprawl. At some point before chapter 10, it's decided that Isaac needs to head back inside the Ishimura in order to get them from Point A to Point B. Ellie, naturally, waits outside the ship while Isaac climbs aboard and tries to get the big hunk of junk operational. This ship is HUGE, btw, but is theoretically supposed to be empty since Isaac took care of all the nasty baddies during the first game. But, do you think they would make it that easy?

At one point I'm contacted over the comm channel by Ellie, who has a clear view of the outside hull of the ship from where she's waiting. I was on my way to the Ishimura's bridge on an internal tram system when the following conversation takes place:

Ellie: "[Necromorphs] are coming in through a hole in the Medical Deck. At least you won't have to go through there.

Overhead Computer Voice: "Unexpected obstruction ahead. [Tram] shutting down. Welcome to the Medical Deck."

Isaac: "Crap."

*sigh* I just can't catch a break in this game!

Incidentally, from this moment on the shit really hit the fan. What was supposed to be just a quick run through the Ishimura to get it up and running turned out to be a nightmare trip down memory lane. I barely made it out of that damned ship alive and into Chapter 11.

Oh well, just another day in the life of a gamer. I hope the rest of you had as entertaining a weekend as I did. :)


Yvonne said...

You're such a gamer! lol The last picture is pretty cool! :)

David Batista said...

Yup, I am. And, yup -- it is! :)

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