DEAD SPACE EXTRACTION
PS3/PSN/Move (also on Wii)
“It’s just a routine excavation” – words ultimately as accurate as
“it won’t hurt a bit”, “it’s not you, it’s me” and “three-hour
Welcome to the prequel to the first Dead Space, even though
the second Dead Space has just come out. Yep, it’s been a Wii
game, but if this is the quality of Move ‘shovelware’ that we’re in
for we say “bring it on”. Words we’re certain to regret...
Starting at the very beginning, which some harridan once intoned was
a very good place to start, Dead Space is a sort of survival
horror carve-’em-up series that commenced with a third-person shooter
packing more creepy atmosphere than the Neverland Ranch. But forget
button overload here, for Dead Space Extraction is more a
thinking person’s Time Crisis.
Yep, it’s as on-rails as they come, but rather than an all-out
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH assault on anything that twitches,
breathes or botty-burps, it takes that dense, skin-crawly atmosphere
and plays with you. Whilst you play with it. Erm, it’s kind of a
mindfuck. It’s what? Nothing. A rude word. Next question...
Seriously, if you can’t handle a bit of pottymouth then avoid.
Expletives take flight thick and fast as you enter the mania of that
supposedly routine excavation of a ‘marker’ (think pointy red alien
obelisk) from space rock Aegis VII. An operation that turns to shit
quicker than a category five curry on an empty tummy.
At A$23.95 this is an exxy download, but it’s one of the best Move
games going currently and has more life than your average PSN
tempter - including a full complement of trophies. Be speedy and nab
the ‘limited edition’ release of Dead Space 2 though and
you’ll score it freebie-style. But more on that particular game