Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings
Mar 12, 2013While I did enjoy the DLC, be forewarned it is extremely short and not necessarily a value at the current price. You will finish this in under two hours, and most of the maps are rehashed. For example, a large part of the DLC takes place on a ship you've already explored in the main game.
As for the DLC returning to it's horror roots, that is a matter of perspective. In my opinion, the DLC didn't hit it's stride in fact, you can anticipate what will happen next. As for the visions Isaac has, it was more overdone than anything else, almost to the point of annoyance where it would break the mood. Basically, apart from the banter between the two characters (Carver and Isaac), the narrative is extremely weak.
But apart from the lack of value (compare to say the DLCs we got from the Fallout 3 and New Vegas for the same dollar value!) and my gripe about the narrative, I did enjoy ultimately enjoy the DLC because I am an Isaac fanboy.
If $10 means nothing to you and have a couple hours to spare and curious as to what the next steps are for Isaac and Carver, by all means, get this DLC. Otherwise, it brings nothing new to the table no new weapons, ammo, suits, or blueprints and has zero effect or bearing on the main game. Purchase accordingly.… Full Review »
Mar 20, 2013The game only last for around 1 to 1.5 hours, which is too short to deserve for such price. The so-called disturbing content is just some decoration made in repetitive environment from original DS3. I only find 2 new scenes which are not using the environment model from original DS3. For the game play, the enemies cheat even more than in DS3, since most of your enemies are just hallucinations, they often spawn right in front of or behind you instantly, and the camera angle just suck in narrow environment, causing annoyance and unexpected health loss. Moreover, the plot doesn't make too many sense, with all people suddenly going crazy, and Issac has a suit repaired already, and so have the disturbing content. The over-emphasis of hallucinations doesn't make the series return to original series, as it is not scary. The distortion of player vision, and the frequent switch from hallucination to reality, and vice versa, just cause too much annoyance, making the combat not smooth to carry out. Overall, the effort put into such DLC doesn't worth the price, I only find that the last 10 minutes game play of the DLC (i.e. from boss battle to the end) is fun.… Full Review »
Mar 13, 2013Very short, recycled environments, basically you pay 10 dollars to see the "real ending to the game" and enjoy another 1.5 hour set up for dead space 4 "DESTROY THE OTHER MOONS". Falls VERY short of the hype of being the most disturbing content in dead space up till now... in fact it is more like content you have already experienced repackaged into a DLC that should have been free if not just included in the game to begin with. The "most disturbed content yet" consists of alternate dimension little psychotic breaks which pale in comparison to anything which was creepy and/or twisted in Dead Space 2. This did not "bring the terror back" to Dead Space at all. The scene toward the end of Dead Space 2 where you aim and insert the tiny drill into Issac's eye is far more disturbing and twisted than the content of this DLC.… Full Review »