Basically when this game first came out I played it for a while but ran into the mouse lag problem. Some people may not have had this problem but when Vsync is turned on it creates a weird bug that makes some mice tracking lag :S Strange. Anyway turning Vsync off stops this problem.
So i picked this up again a few days ago and finished it a few days later. And i really enjoyed it!
The story basically follows a team of engineers on their way to fix a broken mining ship in space. When you arrive there is no contact with the workers on board and you are forced to make a crash landing within the craft. Basically you and a small team of survivors are stranded on a derelict ship in the middle of space with hordes of mutated undead humans as you company.
Graphically the game looks pretty good. It's main charm is its atmosphere. It reminded me of the old horror movie Event Horizon.
Spooky ship in space plus undead mutated humans and freaky women whispering stuff while you make your way through dimly lit, tight corridors with ventilation shafts, floor grates and holes for these nasties to jump, smash and crawl through in order to slice, pounce and bite you to death. *Breath*
So yes the game looks good all round.
The soundtrack and sound quality are what make this game freaky in my opinion. Chains clanging, people screaming and things crawling around in the vents around you. It uses its sound to distract you while nasties creep up behind you. Everything sounds very fitting and believable within the atmosphere.
AI well theres not a huge amount to say about the AI. Its pretty stupid but it fits in with whats going on i suppose. Get a bunch of enemies together in a large room and they'll generally try to split up or crawl through vents in order to get to you in different directions nothing shockingly new but its done fairly well at times. It usually depends on where you are fighting the enemies.
Gameplay wise the game plays very much like Resident evil four and five with the same slightly over the shoulder camera angle. However what i really liked about the game was the UI. there is no HUD to the game other then laser sights from your weapons. Everything is projected infront of the character when you want it.
For instance when you want to see his inventory a projected image is displayed infront of your character which can add to suspense when you're being chased by a group of enemies. Do you have time to stand still and heal or not? Do you have time to recharge your stasis power? etc.
Another thing i like about the UI is that Isaacs health is shown on a blue bar on the back of his armor as well as a small dial showing your current special attack charge so there is quite literally nothing cluttering up the screen.
As a whole this game is very fun to play alone in the dark on a weeknight. It takes a few hours to complete depending on how direct you go with the story, between 8 and 12 roughly so for the price its a bargain.
Just make sure you have a decent sound and graphics set up otherwise you'll miss out on a huge part of the game. Id recommend 5.1 or a decent headset etc.