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I strongly recommend: Dead Space (2023) - Review

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Comments • 2 503

  • Skill Up
    Skill Up  Month ago +116

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    • Metal Turtle
      Metal Turtle Month ago

      I actually fell in love with DeadSpace all over again. It was that good! This is what a remake should be! Don't be scared, are you a man or mouse?

    • Phil Dalencour
      Phil Dalencour Month ago

      Ragnarok did this. I only just played it on PC for the first time and this stuck out to me too. It's a pretty rare thing

    • WebsterHelios
      WebsterHelios Month ago

      A remake done right. Good review.

    • Battleneter
      Battleneter Month ago

      HAHA hard crashed your deck

    • Gustavo Gus
      Gustavo Gus Month ago

      What happened to your voice? It feels... different.

  • Fulcrum 67
    Fulcrum 67 Month ago +6325

    Who knew the spiritual successor to Dead Space was Dead Space.

    • Stephen Reed
      Stephen Reed 3 days ago

      The makers of Dead Space?

    • Owen Pietromica
      Owen Pietromica Month ago +1

      @J j hey man you can like the Callisto protocol, I won’t be like these other guys and just shit on something you like
      But you have to admit, the Dead Space Remake is phenomenal, beautifully done, and sets the bar for this kind of game going forward

    • Sorcière Noire
      Sorcière Noire Month ago

      @J j 😂🤮

    • J j
      J j Month ago

      @Nancy I played Callisto 3 times not gonna play the same old game again

  • Andy Enderson
    Andy Enderson Month ago +681

    14:15 Isaac turning his head to face the slasher right behind him is actually a pretty genius way to warn the player of off camera threats.

    • Rug Carpet
      Rug Carpet Month ago

      It’s in re4

    • Dildo Jizzbaggins
      Dildo Jizzbaggins Month ago


    • huskytzu
      huskytzu Month ago

      @Mercury Seven turning head in God of War wouldn’t work i feel like. The game is very fast paced and you wouldn’t notice Kratos moving his head cause he is moving all the time

    • JrocKnorth
      JrocKnorth Month ago

      Saved me a few times now lol.

    • Jandal
      Jandal Month ago +3

      “He’s… right behind me, isn’t he”

  • GameRottenHD
    GameRottenHD Month ago +246

    I really like Issac being more talkative in the remake. I feel like he only speaks when spoken too, and everything he says is straight forward and smart. I feel it brings him some nice character outside of just being told what to do from a screen.

    • Christoph Luger
      Christoph Luger 19 days ago +1

      Yep. And the voice actor does a great job. Isaac is not cringe, he's an engineer who was just on a mission because of a distress call, like a normal work day for him. Then he found himself in hell.

    • Monkey Chuka
      Monkey Chuka Month ago

      agree. He is pretty laconic so it isn't too jarring even if you prefer a silent protagonist. But in such a cinematic game, I prefer him talking and it made me actually think about his relationships with other characters. I still spent 90% of my time stomping, mind. And when he talks while stomping, it is hilarious!

    • Michael Lochlann
      Michael Lochlann Month ago

      me too. he's easier to empathize with especially with the Nicole stuff. I also like his relationship with the other crew members, makes it feel worse/more horror when they meet unfortunate ends.

    • Mr. Waffles
      Mr. Waffles Month ago +9

      @Ian I think that was the biggest improvement, that Isaac was suggesting objectives. In the original it felt way too "gamey" that Isaac would just do whatever he's told and never have anything to say ever, and that made it feel like he was just some mindless pawn in the story with no autonomy.

  • Baz B
    Baz B Month ago +303

    7:46 I found the Ishimura to be such a beautiful concept and notion.
    The idea of humanity tearing and cracking open dead worlds to feast on the ore inside?

    • Xerand
      Xerand Month ago +4

      @Ernesto Aguas Yep, and with technology like planet cracking they DO have a fair shot at taking down those Moons. We never really saw what proper, informed human response is like in Dead Space. I don't count Dead Space 3 since that game couldn't really keep it together

    • Ra.N
      Ra.N Month ago +9

      @Baz B Something I love is how some parts of the remake referencing the moons.
      I think one of the logs discussing The Chruch of Unitology mentioned "uniting The Brethren".
      I really hope that not only we get a remake of Dead Space 2 but a straight up reimagining of Dead Space 3. DS3's action feels so disconnected with its story.

    • Baz B
      Baz B Month ago +13

      @Ernesto Aguas sometimes it really do be poetry.

    • Ernesto Aguas
      Ernesto Aguas Month ago +30

      When you put it that way, humanity's motives are reminiscent of the Brethren Moons.

  • Gavin Fulton
    Gavin Fulton Month ago +118

    Having never played the original, I always felt like I had missed the boat a bit, even with the discourse surrounding 2 and 3, but I definitely wasn't into that type of game 10+ years ago. That said, things have changed and I am SUPER stoked to finally play this gem. I'm glad my impulse buy last night is solidified by this review. Lights out, headphones on!

    • jon c
      jon c Month ago +1

      Bro exactly like me, noise cancelling bang ulsen headphones and lights out, awesome!

    • Mr. Waffles
      Mr. Waffles Month ago

      I almost never play games at night with the lights off, just because spending too long in a dark room with only the tv for light eventually gives me a headache. But I definitely had to play a few hours with all the lights off with this remake, totally worth it.

    • Chase Herie
      Chase Herie Month ago

      Enjoy dude!

    • hi
      hi Month ago +6

      Lights out also, make sure to play at night

  • JLB
    JLB Month ago +46

    I am absolutely in love playing this. It feels entirely familiar and yet completely brand new all at the same time. Loving all of the newly added areas to explore and how unpredictable the enemies are when you head back through spaces you’ve already cleared to find locked doors with the new security clearance system. The audio is *chiefs kiss*

    • Kim Possible
      Kim Possible Month ago

      Can you cut off the limbs anywhere or is it only near the joints like in the original?

    • JLB
      JLB Month ago +1

      @DJCR33P Yes I have. It’s almost too easy to use that gun but turning enemies into stick figures is highly entertaining lol.

    • DJCR33P
      DJCR33P Month ago +2

      Have you tried to the force gun yet? It is absolutely glorious! Was never a fan of it in the original but after watching the flesh being literally blasted off a necro's skeleton in one tap there's just no going back :D I'm on NG+ now and can't get enough

  • Sentinel of the Old War
    Sentinel of the Old War Month ago +1228

    Something to keep in mind regarding Isaac's characterisation: While he didn't speak in the original, the mission objectives in your log were actually written from his perspective, and they did provide a window into what he was thinking throughout the events of the game (namely, that he was flat-out terrified).

    • Splattbinat
      Splattbinat Month ago

      @Windy no only as mission objectives and only brief.

    • Splattbinat
      Splattbinat Month ago +6

      I highly disagree with skill ups point on that matter. Isaac is an already predefined character and him being a stupid silent mute was very immersion breaking to me. He's not some tabula rasa character like the protagonist of Skyrim or anything like that. Thus I am extremely happy they decide against a silent protagonist. I never imagined Isaac as a killer in all the time I played Dead space original

    • Marsh Marshwell
      Marsh Marshwell Month ago +1

      @Windy Yes there are still journal entries on top of him speaking, I played it

    • Sentinel of the Old War
      Sentinel of the Old War Month ago

      @Windy I don't know, I haven't played it yet.

    • Windy
      Windy Month ago +1

      Are those entries still in this remake?

  • Kyle Hallman
    Kyle Hallman Month ago +7

    I think Isaac talking is a huge improvement. I've never felt silent protagonists work quite well when it's not a self insert. For something like DS or Pokemon or whatever its fine. But Isaac has his own goals and mind, having him be voiced makes more sense. I get it, the first game has its own identity separate from 2, large in part to Isaacs silence echoed further by the silence and loneliness of the Ishimura itself. But for the sake of story and creating a character. His voice is a huge improvement.

  • DecibelMAX Gaming
    DecibelMAX Gaming Month ago +19

    I have to say, as someone who missed a lot of great games back in the day, it's awesome to see classics rereleased with the glow-up treatment.

    • Joe Inzinga
      Joe Inzinga 24 days ago

      Right? Resident evil 2, Final Fantasy 7, Demon’s souls - all I played only because they were remade. Can’t wait for RE4 remake

  • Jacob Salcido
    Jacob Salcido Month ago +7

    100% agree this game is already blowing my mind 1 hour in. Interestingly enough, dead space 2008 was the survival horror that got me into this genre. Never before had i given it a chance. I'm glad I did because this has become one of my favorite genres ever.

  • DonOfTheDead
    DonOfTheDead Month ago +3

    Issiac is more than than a basic engineer, as soon as the game starts you find a codex that gives you his backstory his dad was a highly respected and accomplished engineer and Issac followed his footsteps.

  • Drex
    Drex Month ago +2

    For those that can't get enough of Dead Space, you should definitely check out the Dead Space anime movie. It pairs so well with the game and really fleshes out the world. Also hyper violent ;)

  • Dirk Gibson
    Dirk Gibson Month ago +798

    Round of applause for EA Motive, they did great work for this remake.

    • Joey Berg
      Joey Berg Month ago

      @Robot Six I understand your point, but I'll be holding my applause until they've proven they can make the right decisions consistently and treat their studios like teams and not assets. They did good here, really good in fact, but one great success does not wash away a litany of embarrassments. Not yet.

    • Oriondawn
      Oriondawn Month ago

      @The Rotten💯 Me spending money on a game I like after seeing the company that released the game stumble a bit and make bad games or good games with bad design choices is incomparable to abuse.

    • Marques
      Marques Month ago +1

      @Jamie R Funny how all I want to play are single player games when all I wanted was a good CoD or Battlefield. So sick of the shooter genre that Id rather take the time to get better at or enjoy more of games like elden ring, demons souls, sekiro, dead space, resident evil etc. Multiplayer slowly becoming my bane for gaming.

    • ResidentRecon89
      ResidentRecon89 Month ago

      Yeah, they still eating their “single player games are dead” words

  • SevenWhite7
    SevenWhite7 Month ago +6

    'This being one of the few games in the genre capable of converting players into the Horror Survival genre', is such a true sentiment!
    It's 100% exactly the case for me; this game (the original, technically) was *the very game* that converted me to the genre.
    I loved it so much, I literally binged through both 1 and 2 in the same game session. It might have been the very first game that I'd ever done that with.

  • Dominitus
    Dominitus Month ago +9

    This review is epic. Kudos to both you and your editor. Top shelf work.

  • Joel Underwood
    Joel Underwood Month ago +1

    I really hope the success and critical acclaim for this game allows EA to recognise how they are taking Motive for granted.
    I would love to see them create an original IP and utilise their talent and passion in a new way rather than being little more than support studio.
    Just reading their mission statement on their website has me excited to see what they make in the future.

  • Nathan Quinn
    Nathan Quinn 23 days ago

    After beating this game and immediately starting NG+ this is 100% worth it. An overall complete improvement. I personally thought that the Voice actor that played Issac did it perfectly and it fleshed out the story in a more believable way. He just sounded so awesome with the helmet on. Also the old game still holds up and is still available to play with a silent Isaac.

  • Derek Clair
    Derek Clair Month ago +23

    AHHHHH... this is MUSIC to my ears. A glowing review from SkillUp is a true badge of honor, and a guaranteed buy for me. Not to mention the blue balls we all still have from the Callisto Protocol. Thanks Ralph!!!

  • Suka Madik
    Suka Madik Month ago +430

    The decrease in uploads on this channel have really left a dead space in my heart recently. It's good to finally have you back Austin and the guy who does the voice over too.

    • CHR15
      CHR15 Month ago

      Bro he took a break for Christmas you knob

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago

      Don't worry, he took this time off intentionally since the next 3-6 months are going to be nuts. I'm wondering if they'll even resume FPS until after this rush of games is over.

    • MrDubya
      MrDubya Month ago +6

      @sam dixon Funny you bring that up, as this is an open platform. Just how you can say silly shit like "triggered" and "snowflake", anyone can say that you sound ridiculous for it. Free speech and all that.

    • Oisín O'Dwyer
      Oisín O'Dwyer Month ago +13

      @sam dixon so cringe

  • Kieran Duffy
    Kieran Duffy Month ago

    From what I have played thus far. This game is absolutely phenomenal and even better than the original. Everything they have improved makes a big difference. I especially love how they have the breathing and heartbeat now and how it reacts to the intensity of the player's situation. Feels more realistic and with headphones is just amazing.

  • Stuart Wilke
    Stuart Wilke Month ago

    I'm only through the first two levels, I forced myself to save and quit as soon as I saw the Chapter 3 title pop. But holy crap, it is so nice to see the Ishimura with fresh eyes. Every change feels intuitive, like a natural evolution of what was already there and a backfilling of Dead Space 2's best aspects into the slower burn of DS1. Literally the one thing that took some getting used to was the slightly different controls, and those are fully remappable OR you can use presets that mimic Dead Space 1 or 2. Otherwise, it's a perfect balance between returning somewhere familiar and seeing that familiar place for the first time.

  • americdeJ
    americdeJ Month ago

    Great review..I think they can remake this game, again, and improve it by giving Isaac multiple personalities you can choose from to play through.after all, him being silent in the original, left it up to your imagination on what his dialogue and reactions could be

  • radialdrift
    radialdrift Month ago

    The amount of new content is amazing. Never thought Dead Space could be made better, but they did it.

  • Kennui Muffins
    Kennui Muffins Month ago +7

    Never played dead space 1 so this will truly be a whole new experience for me.

  • max cardif
    max cardif Month ago +337

    Imagine being a callisto protocol dev who worked on the orginal dead space right now. 💀

    • hi
      hi Month ago

      I’m happy it’s a good remake. It deserves it.

    • deeman010gdj
      deeman010gdj Month ago

      @mvhess I considered it as a remake of X-wing and Tie fighter. I guess you can include Rogue Squadron there too.

    • deeman010gdj
      deeman010gdj Month ago

      ​@Reanu Keeves oh I always considered it as a remake of X-wing and Tie fighter .

    • Reanu Keeves
      Reanu Keeves Month ago

      @The Rotten💯 ok thanks! Appreciate the help mate! Cheers!

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago

      @Reanu Keeves You asked if Squadrons was a remake. I was replying it wasn't.

  • Evanz111
    Evanz111 Month ago +13

    Wow, I really wasn’t expecting this. It enters the annals of history that Resident Evil and Final Fantasy 7 made of defining remakes.

  • D.W.
    D.W. Month ago

    Good work! Visually a very beautiful game. The sound in the game is awesome. When you play it, stop and remember this beautiful moment. This is one of those moments in life when you paid money for a great product - appreciate it!

  • Jamie R
    Jamie R Month ago +1

    This warms my heart. Finally a great game which delivers everything at a set price. Who would've guessed such a game would be published by EA. Single player to boot.

  • 03a3
    03a3 Month ago

    As always, Skill Up proves to be the very best in games journalism. I'll add this one to the purchase list

  • Unhateable_Chaos
    Unhateable_Chaos Month ago

    I find Isaac being voiced in my opinion very interesting. Him being silent was really good and I feel like for this they went with relatability rather imaginative. Either way in my opinion voiced or not they killed it

  • Simon Phoenix
    Simon Phoenix Month ago +511

    its genuinely nice to see an anticipated game do well. This seems like such a rare thing nowadays. Every game I hope will succeed ends up being badly flawed or mediocre, and I'm glad this isn't one of those.

    • James Mitchell
      James Mitchell Month ago +1

      Shame about Callisto Protocol. This was an underdog story where the super rich gaming company won.

    • Oriondawn
      Oriondawn Month ago

      @Dankerbell, Ruriko's Chosen Bad games need to be criticized in the hopes the higher ups/devs will listen and do better next time, but I do agree with you regardless. Dead Space Remake was actually good so I think it deserves much more attention than that garbage.

    • Gamer in a Trance
      Gamer in a Trance Month ago

      @Red Death I thought people were generally quite happy with MW2, no?

    • AvengingFossil
      AvengingFossil Month ago +2

      @The Rotten💯 The original commenter said that an anticipated game living up to expectations is a rare thing. This is just not true. There are tons of games that live up to expectations, you just need to stop looking at the same AAA giants like Blizzard and Ubisoft. If you're in a position where every game isn't living up to your expectations, then you simply aren't expanding your horizons. Start looking at AA and indie games as well (2022 was especially good for them!)
      So no. I'm not pushing for the normalization of these issues because I don’t have a need to consume predatory games in the first place.

  • Kiwi Dogo
    Kiwi Dogo Month ago +6

    After the Callisto protocol I was pretty worried and hesitant to get this but all the reviews are good so I’m about to sit down and play it, never played the originals so pretty excited 😁

    • M T
      M T Month ago

      Enjoy man- I suggest you play this remake first, then play the original and be amazed at how well it holds up- and then the progression to DS2 will seem appropriate. Perfection

    • Smart Move Graphics
      Smart Move Graphics Month ago

      The original was Amazing.

  • Lucky_Luch
    Lucky_Luch Month ago

    Such great gaming memories from the first 2 dead space games. It was the first game I played (just released) after setting up my gaming room, it had surround sound and an HD projector. Scared the piss out of me. So happy the remake was made with care and I look forward to jumping back in on my current gaming set up.

  • Auxik
    Auxik Month ago +1

    I'm absolutely loving it.. It's like the resident evil 2 remake all over again

  • Lucas Porter
    Lucas Porter Month ago

    Dead Space was one of my all time favorite IPs growing up and I was devastated when Visceral was shut down, and we wouldn't see another sequel.
    Very, very happy that this remake came out and adds so many fresh layers to an already great game. Well done Motive, and thank you for this experience!

  • Micah Beckner
    Micah Beckner Month ago +2

    I had a good feeling about this one from watching all the promotional and developmental stuff about it. Glad to see it lived up to its own legacy

  • Adie Bernhardt
    Adie Bernhardt Month ago +397

    I never considered the horror of what the Ishimura actually IS, being a planet cracking machine, but you're dead on about that. The concept alone is scarier than I gave it credit for.

    • spaceidiot200
      spaceidiot200 Month ago

      honestly could see this type of vessel crafted in reality assuming we had the tech.
      Harvesting asteroids is already a pretty common idea, so this is just that but bigger.
      And there's plenty of floating lifeless rocks out there.

    • Agentcoolguy1
      Agentcoolguy1 Month ago +5

      @Anthony Fernandez The overwhelming majority of planets are empty and lifeless in the first place. If the Ishimura did discover a planet with a dead civilisation on it, they'd probably let someone know and I'd imagine archaeologists would claim the planet to study it.

    • TheMrDewil
      TheMrDewil Month ago +2

      @Anthony Fernandez it's a damn shame the series never shed light on who the hell made those moons and markers. Where it all began, how and why.

    • TheMrDewil
      TheMrDewil Month ago +8

      @Agentcoolguy1 My thoughts exactly. Nothing scary about the concept, as galaxy if full with empty planets that have nothing going on on them or in them, so it would be a waste not to take advantage of it.
      Although I have to admit that planet cracker concept gets a whole lot scarier if used in warfare, when the ship tears open planets with population still on them.

    • Anthony Fernandez
      Anthony Fernandez Month ago +4

      @Agentcoolguy1 probably only because the necromorphs killed most alien races off

  • Gondala Satvarsh
    Gondala Satvarsh Month ago +1

    I never played Dead Space before and this remake is easily the best survival horror game for me!

  • King Crusoe
    King Crusoe Month ago +1

    I always trust your opinions on games; I understand your tastes pretty well after a few years of following your reviews really closely, so I can always watch them and just reference and compare the opinions presented therein with my own tastes to determine whether I'll enjoy it or if it's clearly not for me.
    I was interested in this remake since I never played the original, and the review put me over the edge, so I will at the very least buy it and give it a shot and see what it does for me as a result.
    Thanks for the fantastic review just as always.

  • McRaoul
    McRaoul Month ago +1

    Damn, I never played the original and I never planned on playing this because I thought it was going to be just a reskin but hearing that they changed the bad parts and changed it for the better makes me excited. I’m gonna buy this

  • Luk Schrijvers
    Luk Schrijvers Month ago +1

    Not going down the VR route feels like a missed opportunity for the reboot. That being said, it looks like I’m going to buy Dead Space for the third time and boot it up for the fifth time.
    Looking forward to it 😊

  • GrimFanDango
    GrimFanDango Month ago

    Great breakdown and review. Really like your longer format with sections covering performance, mechanics, combat, sound design, visuals etc.
    Now I need to pluck up the courage to play the game. The original scared the crap out of me back in the day...and I was 25 when it came out, so its not even like I was a kid playing horror games for the first time (yes, I'm a wuss, it's the jump scares that freak me out). I'm feeling the anxiety just thinking about it 😳 😅

    • GrimFanDango
      GrimFanDango Month ago

      @Dirk Gibson yeah man, I'm gonna grab it. But I'll blame you if my heart gives out 😅

    • Dirk Gibson
      Dirk Gibson Month ago +1

      You should get it, it was truly a fantastic game. Also it's fun to be scared once in awhile.

  • En Joshi-Godrez
    En Joshi-Godrez Month ago +597

    This gotta sting for the callisto protocol team with their game getting absolutely bodied by the critics (rightfully so), and now the remaster of their own game getting universal acclaim.

    • Fulcrum 67
      Fulcrum 67 3 days ago

      @Sargent Doodle Found the Krafton employee. Salty that you spent all that money on those actors?

    • True Caliber
      True Caliber Month ago

      @Wolf_InSouL _"Rightfully so? Nah, Callisto was awesome. You can't compare them, the whole Dead Space trilogy had one of the biggest budgets in gaming...Yes Callisto had technical difficulties, but most of the reviews were laughable - missinformation, nitpicking and some didn't even finish it."_
      Misinformation? So, the melee combat wasn't an automatic slug fest that gave you the power to bash Biophage zombies' heads in, thereby making them less scary? What about backtracking, _a staple_ of the survival-horror genre? Was that in the game after all and we just missed it? Maybe you found some _actual_ puzzles that required some interesting solution? Or how about weapons? Were they really more than just different sci-fi firearms, with specific functions to boot? Not just secondary firing modes but genuine roles during combat? In other words, were some weapons more effective at taking out certain enemy ty- OH, SPEAKING OF WHICH! What about the enemy types? Are they hiding under a rock or something? Di- Did we miss something? As far as I can tell, most Biophage zombies are just different variations of infected prisoners and guards, safe for a few. Perhaps I'm wrong? I mean, my eye balls might have tricked me. I am legally blind...or I forgot to take my schizophrenia medication....or your completely full of shit. 😁

    • hi
      hi Month ago +1

      The remake would never exist without the first one.

    • MrDoggo
      MrDoggo Month ago

      @NeThZOR you know sony supported the game massively right? dont even try to bring budget into this if anything callisto might be the most expensive game lol

    • Niki Hristozov
      Niki Hristozov Month ago

      @NeThZOR It was around what 160 million for calisto while visceral back in the day probably had way less ,not sure how much motive at ea has but probably less considering they already have the story ,the layout and the gameplay to work with

  • Prabhav Agarwal
    Prabhav Agarwal Month ago +1

    After this, we NEED a Dead Space 2 Remake by EA Motive! These guys are just 🔥

  • ADrunkHomeles Guy
    ADrunkHomeles Guy Month ago

    Just got it last night and I get to play it today after work. I'm so excited! Dead Space is one of my favorite games ever made and I was very nervous about the remake. It's nice that they respected the source material.

  • EndLevelBoss
    EndLevelBoss Month ago

    Phenomenal review! I agree the level of changes they have made to improve this classic are definitely worthy of its inclusion in GOTY discussions. They really knocked it out of the park. I love the original and can't wait to get my hands on this amazing remake this evening!

  • Troy Mealing
    Troy Mealing Month ago

    I have to give props. You have the best reviews on Clip-Share in my opinion 👍your writing, delivery, humour and passion for the games are all 10/10. Great work!

  • Power Belly
    Power Belly Month ago +1

    I’m only halfway through and it really does feel like a new game to me. It’s really really good. One thing I wish I knew to begin though, set the difficulty a notch harder from the outset, it feels too easy. That’s my 1 negative point at the halfway point.

  • Molokki
    Molokki Month ago +159

    If you followed the diary of the development of this game, you could see how passionate the devs were about this project.

    • Daniel Geronimo
      Daniel Geronimo Month ago +3

      I'm one of those people that did, they even changed the sound for the plasma cutter because people complained about it not sounding "punchier".

      PSYMEDIC Month ago +5

      @Tyler O'Toole Yeah and their work is not tainted by bad monetization.

    • MrDoggo
      MrDoggo Month ago +4

      Something the internet didn't do and once again picked the wrong thing to support. What a surprise lol.

    • Tyler O'Toole
      Tyler O'Toole Month ago +31

      Probably because the devs didn't want to be forced to make some quirky multiplayer shooter for once and actually had the chance to work on a real game.

  • John Iredale
    John Iredale Month ago +8

    so refreshing that you are left with so much good to say about a AAA instead of "they got it wrong.....again" really pumped now for this one!

  • Frraksurred
    Frraksurred Month ago +2

    The first time I saw one of your reviews, I thought "Who wants to watch a 20+ minute long video? Screw that." Now I prefer your reviews over everyone elses. Good stuff, and glad this rebuild is as good as we hoped it would be.

  • Jonny Fandango
    Jonny Fandango Month ago +2

    Been waiting all week for this review... was starting to get worried. So relieved that they pulled it off, especially after how Callisto ended up turning out.
    Just received my code, can't wait to play it tonight! I hope this is the start of the return of the franchise... there's a lot of fun to be had with this IP still!

  • D_Rock
    D_Rock Month ago +1

    This remake is everything I wanted. Dead Space is my favorite horror game. The remake is a 10/10, its damn near perfect

  • basicnikolas
    basicnikolas Month ago

    System Shock 2’s reboot would greatly benefit from a “Intensity Director” system as well. And I think it could flow better diegetically considering SHODAN and XERXES have control of different parts of the ship, almost like they’re psychologically tormenting you the player

  • MeridianUltra
    MeridianUltra Month ago +319

    As someone who never played the original, this looks so cool

    • Mspi Onage
      Mspi Onage Month ago

      The cool thing about this game is that even though I played the original, they made so many positive changes that even when I expected some things, they changed them to even better scenarios. So it's almost like I am playing it for the first time again.

    • American Gangster
      American Gangster Month ago

      If you have Xbox all 3 Dead Space games are on gamepass, pretty good deal for $10

    • foreskinthief
      foreskinthief Month ago

      bros life is about to change

    • Prabhav Agarwal
      Prabhav Agarwal Month ago +1

      You MUST PLAY this!

    • Steve Nesbitt
      Steve Nesbitt Month ago

      Been long enough for me to come at this as a new game

  • Draken X
    Draken X Month ago

    I love this type of remake, not just a graphical upgrade. Just a complete overhaul from the ground up while keeping the look and feel to date.

  • Armando Cardenas
    Armando Cardenas Month ago

    I absolutely loved the silent Isaac and true it made the much more immersive it made the game feeling like there was a lot more questions needed to be answered. But this new Isaac fits the role perfectly and adds so much more to the story and lore.

  • BasementMinions
    BasementMinions Month ago

    My expectations were low, especially after Callisto Protocol. I am so unbelievably overjoyed that this classic game has been brought into the modern era for audiences to experience at an even higher level.

  • Matt
    Matt Month ago

    Way to go Motive you have earned my respect well done team.

  • wearsjorge55
    wearsjorge55 Month ago +1

    Even Isaacs weaponless walking animation has some personality to it. It's something you'd think they'd leave at the bare minimum work because it's barely seen but now he actually looks like a human being instead of a crab in a suit

  • Yalden
    Yalden Month ago +350

    What a stark contrast from The Callisto Protocol. Great port, scarier, looks better than ever and New Game Plus included. Leading up to release I constantly thought that The Callisto Protocol was going to be the better product between the two and had a whole lot more hype behind it. What a funny world we live in.

    • True Caliber
      True Caliber Month ago

      @Rossi Courvosi You're thinking of Antone Castillo from Far Cry 6. Though, both a pretty lackluster in their own rights. 🤣

    • SouthernFried19
      SouthernFried19 Month ago +1

      @Sane I think CP beats it graphically. My only complaint with Dead Space is that the textures seems a lil fuzzy. It’s not as polished as CP was. That doesn’t mean anything though in the grand scheme of things.

    • Sane
      Sane Month ago

      Agree with everything but i have to say that the Callisto protocol looks better than this

    • Corey Wilder
      Corey Wilder Month ago

      @MrDoggo My thoughts exactly. Like anyone who enjoyed Callisto and is not playing Dead Space clearly started gaming after 2010.

    • MrDoggo
      MrDoggo Month ago +1

      @Corey Wilder i agree lol. From the very announcement i thought it would be a dead space knock off while Motive constantly asked for players's opinions and showed gameplay, trailers, general videos and talked so damn much about their vision, praise for Visceral, what will be upgraded and why.
      I think the only reason anyone can think the callisto protocol was going to be better was if they refused to see anything related to the remake lol.

  • Shakespearept
    Shakespearept Month ago

    I have the exact same feeling about Isaac being a silent protagonist. I’m sure it doesn’t ruin the experience, but it must detract a little from the original feel of the game. 🤷‍♂️ Ah well, the other improvements look pretty cool.

  • Kekoapono
    Kekoapono Month ago

    Thank you for helping me to see that this game is much more than just a great game with a new coat of paint. A different review I saw left me with the impression that a recommended buy for the same game with better graphics was quite the recommendation given the $70 USD price tag. So, I thought I'd wait for a sale before buying the game, but thanks to your review I'm definitely willing to pay full price for this. This remake is the platinum standard for video game remakes, and I hope it will inspire other amazing remakes to come, including a Legacy of Kain remake with the Dead Space (2023) standard.
    It doesn't take much to impress most gamers with remakes; make the graphics and audio better, streamline a few things for quality of life, remove what didn't quite work and put in what works very well. Thanks for the great review, Shill Up!

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson Month ago

    I had to buy this game (also if this helps drive sales so we get the finale, with Ellie being a character you can play, I am all for it), I love games where you don’t mind killing things because they are already dead and will kill you

  • Jim McLaughlin
    Jim McLaughlin Month ago

    For anyone who plays it, you can see this is a worthy game for a GOTY list. Motive did a phenomenal job.

  • Stretch35
    Stretch35 Month ago

    I think what surprised me the most about the game is that while Callisto pushed my graphics to the limit and even then still had a lot of stuttering/drops/freezing, this remake literally runs so buttery smooth for a day 1 release. I've hardly had any issues and my computer has no issues with it. Kind of rare in today's gaming world, which makes me hope Motive does the same with a Dead Space 2 & 3 remake if they decide to go through with it.

  • H Sparky
    H Sparky Month ago +178

    Deadspace always held a special place in my heart , in 2008 when this came out it was the same week my grandpa died and while I was staying at home grieving (my school had a policy where you had to stay home for 5 days when a family member died) I spent the whole week playing and replaying it and it honestly helped me through the process by providing an amazing distraction during nights I felt sad needless to say I will be playing this after work today and drinking a cold one in honour of my grandpa lol

    • Bryce Allen
      Bryce Allen Month ago +1

      This game will scare all sorrows away... RIP H Sparky's Grandpa!

    • Drezon B
      Drezon B Month ago

      @H Sparky agreed. I'm a Carlsberg fan myself. Should have a few chilled. cheers.

    • H Sparky
      H Sparky Month ago

      @Drezon B Its crazy how much a good game can really help you through a loss and of course ! As long as it's not bud lite!

    • MK Burnt Teriyaki
      MK Burnt Teriyaki Month ago +1

      drink & play away my friend 🫡

    • H Sparky
      H Sparky Month ago +1

      @E M I should have reworded it I guess you werent necessarily forced to stay home but there was a policy where you were allowed to stay home for 5 days with no penalty - this was at a catholic school in Canada so I get it may not be the same across the board

  • Ron Ronson
    Ron Ronson Month ago

    The Pulse Rifle is excellent when you first get it. It has a lower ceiling but a higher floor than the other weapons.

  • cusman
    cusman Month ago +3

    Love the description that you "role play a hammer where everything is a nail" and that it is meant as a compliment to why the game and the character of Isaac works as the player avatar.

  • pancon5
    pancon5 Month ago

    Man this looks incredible and all the right subtle changes seem to have been made.
    Hard-crushing one's Deck is never a pleasant occurrence. 😅

  • Bad Request
    Bad Request Month ago

    still remember the first time i played the original dead space and encountered the first enemy. i immediately aimed for the head, cut it off and assumed it would fall to the ground. but then i was like "oh god it keeps coming" and started desperately firing at the body, which did very little. it was an amazing subversion of expectations

  • Matthew Elwell
    Matthew Elwell Month ago

    As a HUGE fan and a veteran of the original game, I’m so happy that this remake turned out so well. I’m so excited to play this tonight.

  • James Perkinson
    James Perkinson Month ago +114

    You are one of the first reviewers I have heard that wasn’t entirely on board with Issac having a voice in this game, but I can totally understand and appreciate your perspective on the topic. Personally I don’t have an issue with this change as we have pre-established character with DS2 and 3 that I have gotten used to, and it gives the reboot a fresher story experience. It’s awesome that they got the original actor on the project, and from what I heard and can tell, I believe they even used the actors face for this game’s depiction of Isaac.

    • holy ghost
      holy ghost Month ago +1

      @Tyler O'Toole exactly. i actually prefer older looking characters (makes their experience and competence more believable), but these two specifically are meant to be a couple, so a massive age difference is a bit jarring

    • holy ghost
      holy ghost Month ago

      @Kyle yeah, no shit. they used the voice actors model and i dont like that model. how is this an issue?

    • Kyle
      Kyle Month ago +4

      @holy ghost they just used the voice actors face as a model.. lmao. People find the dumbest shit to be upset about nowadays

    • Tyler O'Toole
      Tyler O'Toole Month ago +2

      @holy ghost Funny how people rarely have a problem with characters being too young yet do have a problem with older characters.

    • Parcadia
      Parcadia Month ago

      Yeah I’m pretty sure a lot of the characters in the remake match their voice actors likenesses.

  • Esa Edvik
    Esa Edvik Month ago

    Kind of amazing to see a game launch at this state :D Well done, devs!

  • Nero Redwood
    Nero Redwood Month ago +1

    My first playthrough of this remake I used only the Plasma Cutter and well its no joke it is the most RELIABLE tool and most iconic of Isaac's arsenal.

  • Behzad Mir Mozaffari

    I've just finished binge playing all three DS games on my Series S and I was amazed how good those games still hold up today. I also was kind of a little sad how most modern games are objectively worse.
    This remake makes me hopeful that gaming might be at a point to take a good look at itself and realise the good and bad parts.
    And this seems definitely one of the good ones.

  • Mr.GreenGrim
    Mr.GreenGrim Month ago +1

    As always a master fully crafted and eloquent review I was always hyped for this game but now I cant wait!

  • Basically Godzilla
    Basically Godzilla Month ago

    The remade sfx for item pickups is EXACTLY what we want from a remake. Those sorts of noises capture a disproportionatly large part of our feelings for the game. For them to be remastered and not remade into something else is a subtle but significant indicator that the director behind this remake had the right vision.

  • Liquid Guns
    Liquid Guns Month ago +150

    I still remember when I first played the Dead Space game in 2008 that Asteroid shooting level was hard as fuck and even after all these years still gives me chills. I'm happy to hear that they've changed that level.

    • ResidentRecon89
      ResidentRecon89 Month ago

      You really thought that the Astroid level was hard? I thought it was easy. Idk what you’re smoking lol

    • Aaron Sandman
      Aaron Sandman Month ago +1

      I would always unplug my controller and go keyboard and mouse for that section. Happy it has been changed too.

    • Budd631
      Budd631 Month ago +2

      @Matt Sands and it’s actually random. The asteroids aren’t static so it’s pretty cancer.

    • Jorae Reegers
      Jorae Reegers Month ago +1

      Same here. I think that's where I checked out from the game way back then on PS3. Will be definitely checking this game out...again, but for good reasons.

  • Mauree
    Mauree Month ago

    Glad to see the game earning that price tag. Also nice script 🔥

  • Spencer Rohwer
    Spencer Rohwer Month ago

    SO GLAD this not only lives up to the original, but surpasses it. Thanks for the review Ralph!

  • Gustavus Adolphus
    Gustavus Adolphus Month ago

    Man i feel so happy, dead space was always my favorite horror game, even more than resident evil, and to see it rise again, upgraded, better in every way, to see that EA did it right (something that doesn't happen very often) and that they did it right where it matters the most for me, this really, really makes me happy, this game was my shelter in one of the darkest moments of my life, so it has a special place in my heart, I even have glassy eyes rn.

  • Mark Underdown
    Mark Underdown Month ago

    I loved the original. Very excited to get back into the remake

  • Chief Sazanami
    Chief Sazanami Month ago

    I appreciate Motive making so much effort to commit to the Dead Space lore and fleshing out old characters out too. This remake rocks. I'm pretty sure this success should be enough to convince EA to fund for a Dead Space 2 remake too, hopefully with no screw ups by the greedy CEOs

  • 71 . Wazim Khan
    71 . Wazim Khan Month ago +193

    I feel like Callisto Protocol crashing and burning really helped Dead Space remind us why it kicked so much ass

    • lilpain97
      lilpain97 Month ago

      @mister pinkmanI agree with the button to get them off you 100%. My full comment didn't get posted it seems. The issue is they very clearly had two groups with two different ideas of what the game should be... You had those who wanted survival horror, hence the atmosphere, slow healing, slow weapon part switching ( It was more than fast enough switching to your secondary though ) corridor structure etc... then the other side wanted full blown action and that shows from the combat style when groups show up, the very final parts of the game where you just mow everything down and the fact you always have a stupid amount of ammo at all times even on maximum.
      My points however are very very valid on how combat works fine in groups. It was something that was more boring as you would just smash them into a crusher, spikes, wall, fans, canisters and be done. Then go and pick up a battery and put it in a door and move on to doing it again in a few mins. Also you can use melee in groups, but you have to use the GRP in tandem with it to fully succeed. This isn't even a negative as if you could just use the baton the entire game ( with ease ) it would make every other weapon redundant. Which people would cry about as it would make upgrades for other stuff useless. And if you say well, it should still be hard... Then you can do it. You can beat the entire game with just a baton if you really wanted to. The baton isn't there for multiple enemies... the GRP is, the guns are.
      Its funny how even in my original comment I was saying its flawed but you thought the need to put that back to me?

    • TheGreatPoo2ElectricBoogaloo
      TheGreatPoo2ElectricBoogaloo Month ago

      @The Rotten💯 And you got a hate boner for it. I thought it was great. I enjoyed the hell out of Callisto, shit I beat it 3 times and once on new game+. And NOW Im enjoying Dead Space. Yeah it's definitely the better game but Callisto is still a good action horror game.

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago +2

      @J j Yep. We know. You've more than shown your hardon for Callisto all over this comment section. Guessing you're a dev of Callisto under an alt account or something...or at least have a family member who is, because your defense of the game is unnatural.

    • The Rotten💯
      The Rotten💯 Month ago

      @Gavo It goes beyond that. When you pre-order, you're sending a message "I'll happily buy whatever you chose to put in front of me"
      It also incentives publishers to give unrealistic release dates they have no chance of hitting because the sooner they announce and the sooner the release date is, the bigger influx of money they get from people who preorder. This leads to delays, crunch, and incomplete or buggy games, all because people preorder having no idea how much their hurting gaming.

    • mister pinkman
      mister pinkman Month ago +1

      @Sagittarius476 I’m not trying to change your mind on the game, like it all you want. If a sequel ever happens hopefully SD takes the feedback seriously

  • Salty Lake
    Salty Lake Month ago

    Your reviews make other reviews look incomplete. Great video

  • itsaUSBline
    itsaUSBline Month ago

    I don't know, I always imagined Isaac to just be a normal dude who didn't have a choice but to keep moving through his situation. I hadn't thought of him as some distant cold badass.

  • Aaron Ottermann
    Aaron Ottermann Month ago

    So happy about how this remake turned out, the original was my first horror game and among the first five games i ever played. Seeing it get one of the best remake treatments ever really warms my heart. I was really sceptical at first, this game didn't really need a remake but they proved me wrong, you can remake these iconic games and improve on what felt like perfection to me back in the day.

  • Kiekeyz
    Kiekeyz Month ago

    So originally I was planning to let Callisto Protocol be my first introduction to horror games, but after the disappointment Callisto was, I’m gonna play Dead Space for the very first time! Wish me luck!!!

  • Promethyus_
    Promethyus_ Month ago

    Love the review but respectfully, Isaac talking in 2 and 3 is what made me love the character. Sure I adored the original, but Isaac's arc in 2 and 3 made me love the character. Especially with how much 2 relied on Isaac resonating with the audience, and how it's typically viewed as just as good as the original (imo slightly better) so to hear Gunner return to Isaac made me feel like visiting an old friend again. And I love how he bounces off the characters this time around, instead of just doing what he's told.

  • Major
    Major Month ago +81

    It's ironic to me that Callisto Protocol was supposed to be a modern Dead Space meanwhile this amazing Remake was just around the corner

    • slateran
      slateran Month ago

      @F H god skin was annoying as hell sure but I really enjoyed the lava area with serpent soldiers. Reminded me of a expanded sens fortress from the first Dark souls. Also malenias area was entirely optional

    • F H
      F H Month ago

      @slateran God skin duo bro... 🤢 Absolutely hated that area along with the path that leads to Melania

    • slateran
      slateran Month ago

      @F H do you mean the final area? Fara mazula or whatever? I think they were a difficulty spike but I still enjoyed it. But I'm one of those guys that thinks elden ring is a masterpiece so I won't pretend there's no bias.

    • F H
      F H Month ago

      @slateran I'll be honest, I didn't really like the end game areas of elden ring. Hence why I didn't mention it

    • F H
      F H Month ago

      @EXALTED REVERSE I totally forgot about sekiro lol

  • DK Chaos113
    DK Chaos113 Month ago

    I'm slowly playing through it right now, Dead Space still scares the crap out of me to this day, and you really summed up how I feel about this game. It is a remake done RIGHT, a graphical over hall, an optimization of some old mechanics didn't really work back when the the game came out, and the new sound design. This game looks stunning, plays stunningly well on the Series X, and should be a bench mark for how remakes should be handled from this point forward the similarly to the way Demons Souls remake was.
    I hope this remake does well, because I really want to see the remake of Dead Space 2. It will look INCREDBLE.

  • LoisPrices
    LoisPrices Month ago

    Imagine if we get a remake of 2 now. I love that game so much, tried and tried again until I finished it on hardcore.

  • NingaubleOTSE
    NingaubleOTSE Month ago

    Glad to hear the Turret Section has been revamped. Probably the most time I have spent working to get a trophy ever.

  • Road Warrior
    Road Warrior Month ago

    The quality of your reviews and commentary are top notch. Most excellent.

  • Regnier575
    Regnier575 Month ago

    I never played the original but I'm absolutely loving this remake

  • An Infinite Mind of Music and Dreams

    I was pretty young in 08 when I played the original. I could only play it in increments of an hour or so before I had to switch out the disc in my PS3 to something more lighthearted like Burnout or Ratchet and Clank.
    It was a damn good game that still holds up to this day and it's fantastic to see Dead Space back again. I hope this leads to an eventual Dead Space 4.

    • Nicholas Bellisario
      Nicholas Bellisario Month ago

      As nice as Dead Space 4 would be, it would probably have to be something entirely new. The ending of Dead Space 3 is pretty definitive haha

    • Michael Bush
      Michael Bush Month ago

      @americangangster1911 Most people generally don't like 3 as much as the other two. My favorite was always Dead Space 2, but it's been 10 years since I played it. I can't remember what made the first two better than the third.

    • LovelessWing
      LovelessWing Month ago

      @Another Happy Landing oh Jesus lmao 😂 I was in highschool

    • Edwin Chiñas
      Edwin Chiñas Month ago

      @American Gangster Oh. Sorry haha

    • American Gangster
      American Gangster Month ago

      @Edwin Chiñas Dead Space 3 is my favorite of the trilogy, I never really knew what people thought of it, I just played the trilogy for the first timea couple months ago.

  • safa asfasf
    safa asfasf Month ago

    I watch most of your reviews, and I always find myself taken aback at how eloquent and original your expression is. Keep it up!

  • Jonathan Ngo
    Jonathan Ngo Month ago

    So I never played the original DS since I was heavy heavy into WoW at that time back in 2008, but as a fan of Resident Evil survival horror games, I feel really lucky getting to experience DS for the very first time with the remake! I'm only about 2 hours in so far, and I'm loving it!
    I can only play for about 20-30 minute intervals since my heart and anxiety sky rocket each session lol