Dead Space Extraction - PS3

Dead Space Extraction
Game Description: The motion-controlled shooter spin-off leaps from the Wii to the PlayStation's Move system.
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Dead Space Extraction Move Preview

Dead Space Extraction Move Preview

By Kevin Kelly - Posted Sep 22, 2010

The Wiggling Horror: Dead Space Extraction on Sony's Move

The limited edition of Dead Space 2 for the PS3 will include last year's Wii-only title Dead Space Extraction, fully optimized and upgraded for the PlayStation 3. That means HD, Trophy support, and the works. But if you don't want to pony up for that set, because you can also download it separate on the PlayStation Store. Either way, you're probably wondering, "Is it worth it?" Sony unveiled the Move controls for the game at the Tokyo Game Show, and we got to take a look. Read on to find out if you want to pick up the Dead Space Extraction experience.

The game certainly looks better than Extraction did on the Wii, and it's sharp enough so that it doesn't just feel like a simple port. They also boosted the audio to Dolby Surround Sound, which helps amp up the creepy factor when you start hearing sounds behind you. But, about those controls ... think House of the Dead meets Dead Space. It's definitely twitchy, and the Move controller is so sensitive that you'll see your cursor jittering all over the place. It doesn't use the Navigation Controller at all, since you're on rails, but otherwise the Move controller works just like the Wii-mote dide.

There's drop-in and drop-out co-op, and the game supports any combination of controls: two Moves, one Move and a SIXAXIS, a SIXAXIS and a DualShock and so on. Of course, you don't have to use the Move with it, but it definitely seemed to be much more accurate than the controller, even with the twitch factor, and the player with the Move looked like he was zeroing in on targets a lot faster. It's a pity that Sony didn't think to include a plastic Plasma Cutter peripheral with this game, because it would have made the shooting that much more fun.

The Wiggling Horror: Dead Space Extraction on Sony's Move

Sony hasn't revealed the pricing for the downloadable version of Extraction, which might be deciding factor. The Limited Edition for the PS3 will be out in January for $59.99, and appears to be the only version available for pre-order right now, which makes you wonder if there will be a plain-jane version. If it's tossed in for free, why not? But if you're just wanting to give Extraction a whirl, wait until they reveal a price and then make a decision. My two cents is that if it's over $20, it's a bit too high. But you might find co-op alien blasting in space to be worth more than that. Choose accordingly.

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  • Cathartic Denoument

    Awww, no fairrr! =/
    (-_-) Lucky PS3 owners..

    ..Wish they'd hurry up & put B|C back into the PS3 Slims already.. (-_-)'

    Posted: September 23, 2010 9:42 AM
  • humanscum

    grate game tho

    Posted: September 23, 2010 2:22 AM
  • humanscum

    ya i have it on the wii n just finished it so im not going to buy it for the ps3 so ya

    Posted: September 23, 2010 2:20 AM
  • MicrosoftPaysMeToo

    Extraction is my favorite Wii game so I am more than thrilled to have an HD version on it's way.

    Posted: September 22, 2010 9:56 PM
  • EdSabre

    Extraction was a fantastic game. Glad to see it getting a second chance with the Move and PSN. I have it on the Wii and I love it...but could I hope maybe for an XBLA version? Pretty please?

    Posted: September 22, 2010 7:35 PM
  • GatsuBlackSword

    I'm not going to lie if it's a preorder bonus it's well worth it. However I bought it on the Wii used for $4.99 so..... They could not charge more than $10 for it as a digital download.

    Posted: September 22, 2010 7:15 PM
  • Pwnproof

    59$ includes the extraction with the LE of DS2 so chances are if this looks good your already gonna buy so why download it and just pre-order the damn thing for pick up at launch? Its not like it's coast's anything more.

    Posted: September 22, 2010 6:03 PM
  • budsaq

    i love how 1up hipsters and sessler talk about bringing intelligence into video game conversation, and then we get articles like this one.


    Posted: September 22, 2010 4:41 PM
  • ochigawa

    Learn to read, buddy. It says you can use "Sixaxis," that's the controller >.>

    Posted: September 22, 2010 3:36 PM
  • PRD

    Does this only work with ps move or can i use the normal control?

    Posted: September 22, 2010 3:10 PM
  • lando420

    Already have it pre-ordered lol

    Posted: September 22, 2010 2:20 PM
  • YourHeroJed

    If it's online co-op that would be cool. Either way DSLE is a must for me.

    Posted: September 22, 2010 1:59 PM