Taken as a shooty game, Dead Space: Extraction isn’t especially special. It’s pretty and everything, but there’s little variety in the baddies. It has some nice weapons, but once I obtained the line gun I found I didn’t need anything else (aside from the rivet gun for, er, the riveting bits).
However, taken as an interactive film, Dead Space: Extraction is fantastic. A plot to out-do many SciFi flicks, mostly excellent voice acting (although some of the accents do drop in and out a bit), and superb storytelling. With shooting!
In many ways, it feels like a cross between Aliens and Left 4 Dead. And it really makes me want to keep playing just to find out what’s going to happen next. Oh! And the unlockable comics are well worth playing for too.