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NITEMARECREATOR 03-02-2011 06:00 AM

Thoughts about the DLC - Positive or Negative
 
I was thoroughly disappointed with the DLC. It took entirely too much from the main story (you will know what I mean when you play it as to not spoil anything) and it was way too short. I was anticipating the arrival the moment that it was announced. Yet I felt like Santa Claus let me down when I got up on Christmas morning and didn't get the present I wanted...

CryptikZen 03-02-2011 06:08 AM

When you consider that people get charged 800 - 1400 points for map packs, I think I'm fine paying 560. Sure it would've been a 'sweet deal' at 400 points, but that can be said about a lot of DLC on XBLA; a tad overpriced, but still worth the play.

Comparing this to other 560 point DLC (Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake come to mind), I would say I got as much enjoyment out of this DLC as I did any of those, and they seemed about as long. Not that it was the best of those three, not by a long shot, but still fun to play and more DS2 achievements.

orellana2109 03-02-2011 06:24 AM

I agree that the price point of the DLC made me not hate it. Yes it was a little short, but it got me to come back and play the game again. Overall I rated it "neutral - not bad"

ATCS 03-02-2011 07:01 AM

Not bad. They reused to much, though.

xRogue 5x 03-02-2011 07:44 AM

What a complete letdown. It took me longer to download the dlc than it did to finish it. Nothing new, they just rehashed the same areas in reverse order. Come on really? Using the exact same upside down hanging thing.

Didn't care at all about the characters. This should have been included from the games release and then spent this time making a longer more varied dlc.

H2O 03-02-2011 08:35 AM

I gave it 4 stars, i think the people complaining are too fussy. Christmas and birthdays must be rubbish for you guys. "you bought me what!?" :p

I especially liked the end. Isaac is the only badass who can escape relatively unscathed.

I do think they should have you play as a girl in the next one (if there's more dlc). Seems a bit sexist the way it's always a bloke saving the day.

MASS DOMINATION 03-02-2011 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by H2O (Post 4041371)
I do think they should have you play as a girl in the next one (if there's more dlc). Seems a bit sexist the way it's always a bloke saving the day.

I'm pretty sure that wasn't the case in DS2. Ellie could definitely handle her own and SPOLIERS she's he one who saved Issac in the end.

However i do agree that it would be neat to play as a girl (Ellie) if Visceral comes out with another dlc. It'd be neat for us to play as Ellie before she meets Issac. Then you could play as her as she takes care of/deals with Stross and so on. It would be more relevant to the main story and be interesting to see what she had to go through on her side.

This be DMK 03-02-2011 10:55 AM

I've found it pretty fun so far, even with the reused areas. Not a bad price and it came with a decent amount of achievements, most of which weren't even that hard. Hopefully though the next set will be much longer and take place either outside the Sprawl or in an entirely different place that neither Gabe or Issac had been.

PimplyPete 03-02-2011 11:14 AM

I'd give it a 4, some area's are recycled which kinda sucks.

Also, on my first play-through the item drops were kinda weird. The first half of the DLC it gave me a ton of ammo but not a single health pack. And the second half it gave me the opposite. But my second run was better, the game gives me a bit of both pretty evenly.

H2O 03-02-2011 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by MASS DOMINATION (Post 4041486)
I'm pretty sure that wasn't the case in DS2. Ellie could definitely handle her own and SPOLIERS she's he one who saved Issac in the end.

However i do agree that it would be neat to play as a girl (Ellie) if Visceral comes out with another dlc. It'd be neat for us to play as Ellie before she meets Issac. Then you could play as her as she takes care of/deals with Stross and so on. It would be more relevant to the main story and be interesting to see what she had to go through on her side.


yeah, i know. It's fine at the moment i just ment if they continue to go the same way it might get a bit much.

I completely agree about the next dlc. It'd be cool to play as Ellie although the lack of a suit could cause problems. :)

lordskorrkeeper 03-02-2011 01:18 PM

loved the ending and that final room was pretty cool imo neat battle lol
Achievements were not too bad to get, but the Hand Cannon was way to powerful (even if we earned it).

*I might do it again with just the Plasma and Forcegun just for a challenge. Wish there was a unlock armor or weapon for completing though.

**Oh well love Dead Space and now might even go get the Audio Book now that I am finished with the new Mass Effect book.

Jerric 03-02-2011 01:20 PM

i didnt play extraction but id assume playing it would have helped in the "caring about the characters" department. I did wiki it and got a rough idea of who they were.

Im really just happy to get more DS. I normally am dissuaded(sp) to keep playing a game once i got 100% achievements, but DS 1 and 2 i can keep playing, and enjoying.

It would be neat to play as a unitologist of some form, and gain a better understanding of what they want the markers for, and why the sprawl went to hell...
***SPOILERS***

They mentioned the other sites, so i can only assume those are under controll. Whatever tiedman(sp) said they were close to is likely why the sprawl went down while the remaining sites still exist.

CyanideSpirit 03-02-2011 01:56 PM

The DLC was fun, just thought it was a little too short! :(

JDMBO1 03-02-2011 03:21 PM

it was a 5 for me, but it could have gone beyond a 5 if it weren't so sort. It was fun new and engagingly sad at the end. The one thing that I'm happy about it, is that Lexine escaped, this could lead to more DLC. I mean the main question I had at the end of this was who were the men in white working for

Dan.Pro 03-02-2011 03:24 PM

Even if it wasn't all new map, I really enjoyed it, so, awesome dlc!

H2O 03-02-2011 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JDMBO1 (Post 4042001)
I mean the main question I had at the end of this was who were the men in white working for

Weren't they the unitologists? (did i spell that right?)

There's 3 sides aren't there, Government, church, & everyone else.

JDMBO1 03-02-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by H2O (Post 4042034)
Weren't they the unitologists? (did i spell that right?)

There's 3 sides aren't there, Government, church, & everyone else.

That's the thing it's pure speculation at this point they said the name of who there were working for, when they did that mind fuck thing to Vick. Other then that we have nothing to go off of

Vindicator51 03-02-2011 04:25 PM

I'm not sure why people are complaining about the same areas. They said that you would be crossing paths with Isaac's path, and that it would be from a different perspective.

I haven't played it yet myself, because i'm getting experience in Gears 2 this week.

Quickdraw 03-02-2011 04:32 PM

i was hoping the dlc wouldn't expand on the extraction story in two chapters, felt a bit rushed to me, would have been better to me to make the story into 3 dlc chapters and make it 6 in total. surely theres more to expand on it than two chapters.

The fact it ended the way it did might mean nothing more till dead space 3, the men in while could have been with the church sure, if anything they would want to keep lexine alive to build markers for them, after the issac plan failed.

they didn't touch on mcneil in this game, so maybe well find out what happened to him lexine would prolly go to him now wherever he is.

xplanetpiscesx 03-02-2011 05:04 PM

I gave it 4 stars, I thought it was pretty solid. I actually sort of liked the backtracking through the entire first level. I liked all of the signs that Issac had already been through there (the attention to detail on that was incredible). And knowing the level and all the rooms so well, anticipation built as I drew closer to the "end" (or beginning).

I thought it was a little short, they maybe could have beefed up Chapter 1 a bit, but I'm not complaining at 560 MSP. Combat was awesome, was it just my imagination or did all enemies move a little faster?

Quickdraw 03-02-2011 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by xplanetpiscesx (Post 4042260)
I gave it 4 stars, I thought it was pretty solid. I actually sort of liked the backtracking through the entire first level. I liked all of the signs that Issac had already been through there (the attention to detail on that was incredible). And knowing the level and all the rooms so well, anticipation built as I drew closer to the "end" (or beginning).

I thought it was a little short, they maybe could have beefed up Chapter 1 a bit, but I'm not complaining at 560 MSP. Combat was awesome, was it just my imagination or did all enemies move a little faster?

seemed all the same to me barring the severed exclusive mobs which were the mobs with the stasis stuff in them making them twitch around and sprint at ya. can't wait to try zealot with my foam gun, after i somehow finish hardcore that is.

Ryuukishi 03-02-2011 06:40 PM

I liked it overall, not a bad way to spend $7. I did wish that they had expanded a little bit more on the ending of Extraction (nothing on what happened to McNeill and no explanation for Extraction's final scene). Some unlockables for the main game would have been nice too.

Quickdraw 03-02-2011 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ryuukishi (Post 4042520)
I liked it overall, not a bad way to spend $7. I did wish that they had expanded a little bit more on the ending of Extraction (nothing on what happened to McNeill and no explanation for Extraction's final scene). Some unlockables for the main game would have been nice too.

i may be mad, but i swear i sore two icons on items with a blue logo like weller had. so you may do pulse rifle and a suit. maybe im just imagining things, dementia has set in for me.

if i start writing in marker shoot me please, for the love of god shoot me!.

any part of the ending barring mcneil you don't understand?

Jumnious 03-02-2011 07:57 PM

I'll give it a 4. $7 for this content and 250:gsicon: is definitely worth the money; hell, a large #1 from McDonalds is close to $7.

Same areas!? Obviously, they did say several times you will be coming across the same paths Issac went through. The majority of these areas had been re-skinned as well so that complaint is somewhat... ignorant.

I loved DS2 and this DLC let me re-visit the Sprawl from a different point of view; it was kind of cool to experience someone else's story while Issac was wrecking through the Sprawl.

Pooly93 03-02-2011 09:19 PM

I really enjoyed it, I liked the characters, the story and the environments, even if half of them are from the original game. I'd have gladly paid 800 points for this if it was a bit longer, otherwise I thought it was great.
I loved the ending as well, brilliantly done in my opinion, and I actually felt sad for him, aha.

Quickdraw 03-02-2011 09:54 PM

went with 4/5. i felt more of a connection to it that say if i hadn't, if didn't play extraction before this i would have gone 3/5 cause i wouldn't know the back story behind the entire thing, its pretty vague throughout it. altho rehashing areas is a bit dull it does tie in the storyline of extraction as well as other things happening on the sprawl.

would have preferred it to be much longer, considering these characters are from a full main game and get 2 hour story for it, annoys me how wafer thin the story is, but what can you do in a 2hour game.

i would have prefered 3 dlc packs explaining some story behind it and extending it, ofc there are more people around and they can show each persons story, but lexine's id say was a pretty key one to the story.

FSparacino4 03-02-2011 10:05 PM

I gave it a 4 because it was good, but it definately wasn't great.


PROS:

(1) Dead Space 2 Continuity - Coming back through some of the old areas to see the destruction that Isaac caused only a few hours earlier was nostalgic to say the least. When you came back to the Hangar area to see that dead Tripod I really asked myself "Did Isaac really finish it off or is it going to jump at me again?" What a trip down memory lane.
(2) 250 :gsicon: for $7 - Can't really complain about getting 250 :gsicon: for this price these days. Especially when the Black Ops Map Pack gets you 150 :gsicon: for 1200 MSP and don't even get me started on the NFS: HP DLCs.
(3) Story - Visceral Game devs know how to craft an intricate story and Dead Space 2 Severed is no exception. The addition of two character's outside of Isaac's story reaches out and embraces me.


CONS:

(1) Very Short: Although I can't complain about getting more Dead Space 2, it was relatively short, beating it with all achievements in under an hour.

(2) Not As Scary: Sure there were some Oh Shit! moments, but to me they didn't carry the same weight as the scares in the original story. Maybe it is because I didn't play Extraction.

fumanchu 03-02-2011 10:33 PM

DLC Severed is quite good for me. I gave 4/5 because:
1. Price (560 MS, I thought it will be more)
2. New story - I have Wii game Extraction, but I played only 2 levels. Now I take a look more on that game. Good moments like ending or attack of space shuttle were really good ideas.
3. New suits and upgraded weapons - Patrol suits transeable to DS2 main story with patrol seeker rifle. I like the new suits with ,,one eye,,.
4. Action and timeplay - if there were 4 or more chapters I would give a 5/5 but nevermind. One hour and count of enemies...,OK for that price.

Downsize 03-02-2011 11:25 PM

No new areas. Sure maybe a hallway here and there. Hard to explain without giving away spoilers but alot of Severed takes from "been here before" kind of thing.

Also, I was hoping to see more of Lexine, maybe even play as her. The 2 Chapters end way too fast with the "of course" cliffhanger.

Tip: If you have the Foam Finger Gun, refrain from using it right away if you want to enjoy this DLC.

grassycrab 03-02-2011 11:34 PM

I thought it was a waste of time. I wanted to know what happened to the main character in Dead Space: Extraction (the guy who had to cut his own arm off to escape) but instead you play as Lex's husband (which I didn't even know she had). I thought this dlc was supposed to expand on Dead Space: Extraction but it just left with more questions.


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