Re: Dead Space 3
So after completing this waste of money, I'd say Denzel is 2/3rds correct. It was actually hilarious to see Isaac and Carver's “Real Fan Reactions to Dead Space 3″. The cult was indeed, pointless, and I honestly wonder why anyone would be motivated to spare the leader with what little information they had on him. The fight between Carver and Isaac was flaccid and disapointing. It could've been really awesome if the victor actually killed the loser, but Visceral have already shown that they don't have the BALLS to kill Isaac.. or Carver. The ending is of course, totally sequel based and expected, but I didn't expect any more.
But other than the story gripes and the shortage of content per dollar, this wasn't actually a DLC that was horrible to play. In fact, I felt that it tried a lot harder than the main game to actually scare you. If the entirety of DS3 was similar to all the hallucinations and jump scares and whatnot, it probably wouldn't have been so lame on a survival-horror level.
Long story short, Awakened is a waste of $10, but I've definitely bought worse $10 “expansions” that were even shorter and just dreadfull all around. Let's hope that Dead Space 4 tries a little bit harder with atmosphere, powerlessness, and overall creepiness if it ever hits shelves in the future. They were on to something with Awakened, it just wasn't all there.