Dead Space has now become one of my favourite game franchises ever. If you like action horror, this game is for you. It is deliciously creepy. And like the first game, the unique way you kill the necromorphs is back. I would suggest playing Dead Space 1 first though, that is also a great game (it did horror better than DS2, but DS2 has done action better), and you will understand the story for Dead Space 2.
I find this franchise seriously underrated. It's just amazing. And it's funny, people think it is so scary, but I find Silent Hill a lot more terrifying than this. This game is more gory than anything.
In DS2, I feel that the character development of Isaac makes this game even better than the first. You get to see his face a lot, they have made him look so handsome and now he actually talks! His suits look so cool too. I always get excited when I find new suit schematics. I can't wait to try them lol!
The game makes you feel for all that poor Isaac has gone through. It has some great psychological aspects to it. Because of Isaac's character development, he has become one of my favourite characters ever.
There are some very touching moments in this game. The action sequences are amazing and the horror can leave you on the edge of your seat. I especially like the start of the game. It puts you right into the action and leaves you feeling vulnerable, it reminds me of the start of the first game. Brilliant!
The only thing I think is lacking is the amount of horror. It can get a little boring at times. The scariness of the necromorphs goes down once you get use to them.
I think it would of been better if they tried to get you feeling tense throughout the whole game, not knowing what may happen and doing more things to scare you when you are feeling safe and least expecting it.
Apart from that, I adore this game. I just hope EA doesn't screw up DS3.