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Saturn's greatest moon, Titan, provides the setting for what is probably the best sci-fi horror franchise of this generation.
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Necrotic growth ~ awesomeful

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    2011-01-28
  • 910
    Is it in the mail today? Let's check.
  • 911
    It is! Yay.
  • 912
    Installing ... two disks? What is this - Shadow of the Beast for the Amiga? Who really needs more than 880 KB to make a great game?
  • 2011-01-30
  • 913
    I'm back from Nordic Game Jam, having finished our awesome Kinect game Indie Smash, and now I'm ready to be scared by the horrors of Dead Space 2. I guess the game has 15 chapters, so it's probably going to take a while.
  • 914
    That's one extreme tutorial: you must learn to move, so you have no arms. Learn to aim, you get a flashlight. Learn to shoot, get a gun. Chapter 1 was great, very atmospheric and detailed, but I fear that normal difficulty may be a bit on the easy side. If I switched difficulty while playing it, there were achievements I couldn't get. I decided to start a new game on Survivalist difficulty, but since it is not a New Game + situation, I lose my upgrades and stuff. No matter, I'll do it anyway.
  • 2011-01-31
  • 915
    Restarted from the beginning on Survivalist difficulty to show Nabaz the start of the game. I ended up getting further than I did in my original save, so that became my new game. Completed chapter 3/15.
  • 2011-02-12
  • 934
    Completed chapter 7/15.
  • 2011-02-19
  • 947
    Completed Chapter 8/15.
  • 2011-03-26
  • 984
    Completed chapter 9. My first Dead Space 2 session in Cairo. I'm at the MegaMedia offices, playing on the office Xbox 360, it's dark outside, and eerily quiet.
  • 985
    Long dark hallways with Necromorphs running at you... This game is not nice at all...
  • 2011-03-31
  • 989
    Completed chapter 10/15. Stross, you madman!
  • 990
    Completed chapter 11/15 and got the Advanced Suit.
  • 2011-04-02
  • 991
    Completed chapter 12/15 - the start of chapter 13 looks beautiful, in that cold, foggy Ridley Scott Alien style...
  • 992
    Cross my heart and hope to die ... stick a needle in my AAAAARGGHHH!!
  • 993
    Completed chapter 13/15.
  • 994
    completed the game on Survivalist difficulty. The last boss battle is cinematically great, but there is a design problem: if you have the wrong stuff at the end, likw I had, it may be close to impossible. I was stuck at the last save with 3 javelin shots, a few pulse rifle shots, and 4 line gun shots - and no extra health. As chapter 15 is kind of stressful, this is not an unlikely situatuion. I must have retried the boss fight dozens of times, until I went back to an earlier save, bought loads of ammo for my fully upgraded plasma cutter, and lots of health, and then ran through chapter 15 almost without shooting. After that, the boss fight was ridiculously easy. Oh well, the ending was still cool.
  • 995
    The all-important tip for avoiding trouble with the last boss battle: Make an extra save by the store / upgrade bench in chapter 14. You may be happy, you did.
  • 2011-04-08
  • 998
    Started New Game+ on Zealot (Hardest) difficulty. With all my upgraded stuff, it is currently mad easy. Completed chapters 1-2.
  • 2011-04-15
  • 1005
    Tried the multiplayer for the first time. It seems a bit generic and it didn't really capture my interest.
  • 2011-05-22
  • 2771
    Reached chapter 7/15 on Zealot.
  • 2013-07-10
  • 2784
    Played chapters 7-10 on Zealot with Martin @ Playdead.
  • 2783
    Completed chapters 10/15 on Zealot. Playing it my way, with the music off. Awesome atmosphere.
  • 2013-08-03
  • 2844
    Got the Fully Loaded achievement. - I reached the final savepoint before the final boss and used the save / checkpoint restart exploit (which could be intentional to avoid people getting stuck with the wrong ammo) to get loads of money and nodes and upgrade my Pulse Rifle and Line Gun to max.
  • 2845
    completed the game on Zealot (4/5) difficulty. That last boss fight was super easy with a fully upgraded Pulse Rifle.
  • 2846
    Started a New Game Plus on the easiest difficulty to try to clean up some achievements. Bought a bunch of new weapons to try out.
  • 2847
    Got the My Boom Stick achievement. - Shot a bunch of the little kid-zombies at once with the Line Gun alt-fire, a slow smart bomb-type of weapon. Weird I never used it before.
  • 2848
    Got the Necro Flambe achievement. - Killed 50 enemies with the Flamethrower.
  • 2849
    Got the The Sampler Platter achievement. - Killed an enemy with every weapon.
  • 2850
    Got the Vacuum Cleaner achievement. - Gotten 20 enemies sucked out into the empty void of space.
  • 2851
    Got the Skewered in Space achievement. - Impaled an enemy into space, Alien-style. I also got sucked into space, but still got the achievement. :)
  • 2852
    Got the Peek a Boo! achievement. - Seeker Rifle shot to face of Stalker.
  • 2853
    Got the It's a trap! achievement. - Mines.