My problem with Dead Space 3 is:
a) I would rather have four weapons with two firing methods each on me than what essentially amounts to just four weapons.
b) The first two games were all about precision limb shooting. In this game, the plasma cutter and line gun are extremely weak, and a lot of enemy waves seem to be virtually impossible to dismember before they get to you and mob you, unless you use the fucking military rifle and shotgun combo, especially on hard. It has become a shooting game. Very disappointing.
c) There are always waves of enemies, waves upon waves. I generally had to kill about a dozen necros in most rooms, and they were generally lacking in variety. Slashers and Pukers probably made up 90%. Towards the end, I was killing over 20 necros in a room. And they were generally all the same combination of the same necro. That boss necro too, how many times did I fight him? Three times?
d) Were there any new enemies in this game? I don't think so. New skins of old enemies. The exloding sack dudes sometimes held the sack in a way that was difficult to shoot it, and the screaming skinny feeders have a stealth element to them now, which I applaud, but basically there was nothing new really.
e) The game was very VERY repetitive. It reminds me of Halo, the first third of which I loved, but then grew to hate as it was rolled out again and again and again. Not only the same enemies, but the same rooms, the same environments, the same suits (as far as I can tell, there wasn't much in the difference between them, even appearance wise)... Considering the variety in the first two games, I have to wonder if there was a time issue about getting this game out the door before the next gen/ quarterly report goes in...
What I liked:
1) Some of the puzzles/engineering problems were really enjoyable and made me feel like an engineer. Rebuilding that train/ship. Getting that piece of Rosetta out. Putting Rosetta together. Matching the nodes. All good shit.
2) Building weapons. But only barely, I had thought that I was gonna love this shit.
I have to go and play Co-Op next, and I suppose that that'll be something new, but I have a feeling it won't be very enjoyable for my partner, as I tend to hunt for every collectible and stomp every box. But, the jury's still out.
All in all though, I'm disappointed.