Dead Space 2: Severed DLC
“…a money grabbing dlc with almost nothing to do with the main game. $7 for a barely 2 hour campaign seems like a bit of a rip off.” – by Trent Tomlinson
Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC DLC
That Something Special: 5
How do you follow up a fantastic game like Dead Space 2? You release a money grabbing dlc with almost nothing to do with the main game. Dead Space: Severed follows the actions of the lone mining specialist Gabe Weller (Dead Space: Extraction) as he searches for his wife during the necromorph outbreak on Titan Station (sounds a little familiar). This sounds like a great idea in theory, but after 2 hours of game play I reached the end $7 lighter and wondering where the hell they pulled this trash out of. Everything is replayed scenarios from the main title game Dead Space 2 with a different character at the helm. And don’t worry…I am pretty sure this he won’t be back for a another sequel. Maybe they will bring the wife in at some point, but no idea what their plan is with his.
Let’s put the premise aside and look at what we have here. You start in the mining area of Titan with a decent arsenal (which includes an already half spec’d pulse rifle) and 50,000 credits. You also have immediate access to the respecing ability at work benches. Pretty good starting point. As you make your way through some slightly new areas you start to recognize several settings. You are simply running through the game backwards. They did slip the mining facility from the multiplayer maps in as a backdrops for a short section of this dlc. Any new creatures? Well…not so much ‘new’, but there are an INSANE amount of enemies at times. You are constantly on your toes running from one thing just to slam in to another thing. Maybe they realized the story was going to piss people off so they decided to keep you distracted with tons of enemies? They did bring back the vicious ’twitcher’ creatures from the first game. Other than that it is the normal run of the mill necro’s we would expect.
With a dlc like this I would have expected some additional multiplayer maps at least. Possibly a new weapon upgrade or something. $7 for a barely 2 hour campaign seems like a bit of a rip off. If you are a die hard Dead Space fan like me then it is worth grabbing to play it. Just don’t expect anything spectacular of fulfilling.