With my renewed love for the Dead Space series after completing Dead Space 2, I decided to pay the premium of nearly £6 and pick up the Severed DLC.
The gameplay follows the story of Gabe Weller, a security officer on Titan Station. From doing a little wiki reading, it seems it’s set a couple of years after Dead Space Extraction (which I’m yet to play).
The story is quite simple and linear, you’re alerted to the fact that there’s another necromorph outbreak, you radio your buddy/partner Lexine (I assume I’ll find out more in Extraction) and suggest she runs for it, and you spend the next two chapters attempting to meet up so you can get out of there together. I couldn’t quite work out if this was running in parallel with the events in Dead Space 2, or just in the same location, but there were define nods to the main game.
Instead of starting the game with the good ol’ trusty plasma cutter, you’re outfitted the Pulse Rifle, and the Patrol Seeker
Rifle, however you can buy more when you hit the first store. I’m not sure if it’s due to completing the main game or not, but the store was full with pretty much every weapon and item from the main story, so if the Pulse and Seeker rifle aren’t your thing, then you can quickly swap them out.
Visually, this game was dark for pretty much most of the game, meaning my preferred ‘play only in daylight’ playing method was impossible, meaning I had to play in the dark. This turned out to not really be a problem from the jump scares as they were few and far between.
This wasn’t the only thing that was lacking from Served, there were no suit upgrades, meaning I always had a full inventory and had to juggle health packs and ammo, there was no real incentive to go exploring, as you already had all the blueprints unlocked, an no real reason to go stamping on corpses to get health packs and ammo, because I had a full inventory.
After only an hour and a half worth of gameplay, the game abruptly ended. I assumed it was going to be a cut scene, then continue with the game, but the credits rolled…..leaving me with the feeling of ‘was that it?’ and ‘not worth the money!’. Although this is my current view, I may replay it once I’ve place Extraction, as it seems to conclude that story.
All in all, far too short for the money, if you’ve not yet played it, and it’s on the store cheap, like really cheap, then it might be worth picking up.
Approx Time taken to beat – 2 hours
Difficulty setting – Casual
Score – [Rating:3/5]
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