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Old 02-04-11, 11:57 AM
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Re: Dead Space 2

I did another try last night and couldn't finish.

I even didn't try with my last setup, I got the (Hacker) Force Gun at the end of chapter 14 and started from there, basically running through chapter 15.

So, I think I'll just check some Youtube videos for help. It shouldn't be that hard, right?
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Re: Dead Space 2

Originally Posted by superfro
So a game that prides itself on its audio design should require subtitles to understand borderline unintelligible lines of dialogue that concern plot?
So you'd rather go the "what the fuck did he/she just say?" route?

Originally Posted by MoviePage
Turning subtitles on is always the very first thing I do when starting a new game, so I didn't really notice those issues. For that matter, I do the same for movies, even English-language ones. But that's just me. I've always had issues understanding dialogue when it's mixed in with any background sound, which is almost always the case nowadays in both movies and games.

Isn't most of what she says just a lot of "MAKE US WHOLE" and similar silliness until later in the game anyway?
I do the same. It doesn't bother me in movies, or games.

But yeah, like I said before, she comes across as a crazy bitch more than an evil girlfriend.
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Re: Dead Space 2

After checking some videos, I think I'll just re-spec my plasma cutter and give it max damage.
Old 02-04-11, 01:20 PM
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Re: Dead Space 2

Originally Posted by nickdawgy
So you'd rather go the "what the fuck did he/she just say?" route?
Well you're applying this to a retroactive situation. I didn't know I needed the subtitle till it already happened. Also, that "solution" doesn't really address the critique of the audio design misstep.
Old 02-04-11, 01:23 PM
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Re: Dead Space 2

Originally Posted by superfro
Well you're applying this to a retroactive situation. I didn't know I needed the subtitle till it already happened. Also, that "solution" doesn't really address the critique of the audio design misstep.
This is basically what I said too. By the time I knew I should have used them, I didn't care.

Even so, this is a highly atmospheric game. Reading subtitles would take me out of the moment. Now that I've experienced it, I'll probably enable them for the next run.
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Re: Dead Space 2

Originally Posted by pinata242
This is basically what I said too. By the time I knew I should have used them, I didn't care.

Even so, this is a highly atmospheric game. Reading subtitles would take me out of the moment. Now that I've experienced it, I'll probably enable them for the next run.
I enjoyed the game with subtitles. Then again, I don't have a surround sound system or anything, I am not playing in a dark room with no noise, etc.

I could hear kids playing outside, people mowing their lawns, sirens,

Oh and I finished it a second time on Zealot. Definitely hectic, although the last boss is easy. I think I am done with it now, and will trade it in or sell it. I got 875/1000 for achievements, so I am happy.

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Re: Dead Space 2

Originally Posted by nickdawgy
I enjoyed the game with subtitles. Then again, I don't have a surround sound system or anything, I am not playing in a dark room with no noise, etc.

I could hear kids playing outside, people mowing their lawns, sirens,
In light of this new evidence I change my response to "STFU NOOB!"

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Re: Dead Space 2

Pwned.

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Re: Dead Space 2

Yeah, I sat in total darkness for this game. Close enough so the tv took up my entire field of vision. The surround system was cranked up that shit fell off one of my shelves.

Subtitles didn't belong in that mix
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Re: Dead Space 2

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After checking some videos, I think I'll just re-spec my plasma cutter and give it max damage.
Done.

I finished the game.
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Re: Dead Space 2

Originally Posted by pinata242
Yeah, I sat in total darkness for this game. Close enough so the tv took up my entire field of vision. The surround system was cranked up that shit fell off one of my shelves and snow slid off my roof.

Subtitles didn't belong in that mix
Fixed!
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Re: Dead Space 2

And cleared my driveway!
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And cleared my driveway!
That is finally happening today. I should say that it is clearing out some snow to make room for more we are supposed to get over the next few days.
Old 02-06-11, 07:16 AM
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Re: Dead Space 2

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I cannot get the My Boom Stick trophy to pop no matter what. I've killed well over 6 enemies at once using the Line Gun's Explosive Mine and I just can't seem to get it to unlock. Any advice?
If you're still having trouble with this, I got it at
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the end of the nursery/auditorium level where, once you retract the stage props, you get overrun by the babies and toddler things.

The trophy popped for me the very first time I deployed the Explosive mine (which was during that part).
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Re: Dead Space 2

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If you're still having trouble with this, I got it at
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the end of the nursery/auditorium level where, once you retract the stage props, you get overrun by the babies and toddler things.

The trophy popped for me the very first time I deployed the Explosive mine (which was during that part).
Thanks for the heads up on that part. I'll probably load up an earlier save and see if I get this baby.
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Re: Dead Space 2

Started a NG+ on Casual to clean up achievements and stock up for a possible Zealot run. It's amazing how a fully-upgraded Plasma Cutter slices through Necros on this difficulty like butter. It's not even a game.

Oh, and I totally cheated the Rig/Stasis achievement because there's no way I'm spending 3 power nodes on air upgrades. Save, bench, achievement, load.
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I'm thinking on doing the same, NG+ on casual to clean up achievements.

dsa_shea, I got that achievement in the final boss battle. That's a good place, and you have all the time to get it.
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Re: Dead Space 2

I picked up the PS3 version over the weekend, mostly for the HD version of Dead Space Extraction. I played the first two levels of Extraction, and it's pretty awesome for a light-gun style of game.

I played Chapter 1 of Dead Space 2 last night, and...wow. No game does jump scares better than this one. Pretty great way to start the game, and I look forward to playing more of it.
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Re: Dead Space 2

The Escapist review of DS2. Not his best but it has a few funny points in it.

<embed src="http://cdn2.themis-media.com/media/global/movies/player/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.5.swf" flashvars="config=http://www.themis-media.com/videos/config/2737-007ce2658e10123ddc2ef661a2580919.js%3Fplayer_version%3D2.5%26embed%3D1" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" width="640" height="390" wmode="opaque"></embed>

No idea why it squished the video like that. Here's the link. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...7-Dead-Space-2

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Edit the width to 640 and the height to 390 on that embed
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It squished it because you messed up by a factor of 100.

640x390
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Thanks pinata. I just copied and pasted the embed link so I guess they had it wrong.
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I know. We just learned that recently in Zero Punctuation Links
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Re: Dead Space 2

I finally finished the game last night. I don't see how anyone just runs thru this game as I have to take a break and do something lighthearted after about 2 hours of playing it. All I have to say is
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fuck that ubermorph at the end. What a pain in the ass. I just started rushing thru trying to get away from that fucker before he took all my ammo.

And thank goodness they give you some health at the beginning of the end boss or I would have never finished it. It took me a few tries but I read to just concentrate hard on Nicole and ignore all those ghosts around you and that worked like a charm.

I love the look on Isaac's face at the very end. Good stuff and it was nice to laugh out loud after such a stressful ending.


I didn't even know there was a DS game for the iTouch until I saw the review here on DvdTalk. Anyone here played it or have any extra opinions on it? I was thinking of going ahead and getting it since I am still in a DS mood but I typically hate the way games like this control on the Touch.

I'm probably not even going to bother with the MP aspect of this game. Are there many people playing it anyway?
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Re: Dead Space 2

did they make this game much harder than than the first?
i find myself struggling with this game and having a difficult time on normal, but i don't member it being this hard on the first.

also, did they remove the map? the first one had a map and this one doesn't seem to have one.

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