Dead Space 3 Demo Coming January 22
I’m not going to mince words here: I have yet to see anything about Dead Space 3 that convinces me it isn’t just a dumbed down, cloned-out action game bearing the Dead Space brand. But I’d love to be wrong! Which is why I’ll be giving the game at least the courtesy of a demo play. Yeah, we know the demo will probably be considerably nerfed and therefore not actually demonstrative of the final game quality, but don’t let that destroy my dreams of making a snap judgement, OK?
More seriously, I really want DS3 to be good, so despite my misgivings, I’m looking forward to January 22, which happens to be the date the demo becomes available on Xbox live and Playstation Network. Fun fact: you can get access a week early if you’re an Xbox 360 owner. Just head over to the official site and enter your Origin ID for a chance to nab one of the limited quantity of early access codes. Of course, some cynics out there might suggest the whole notion of limited access to what amounts to a couple of lines of code is absurd and this smacks of nothing more than an attempt to beef up Origin rolls. But not me, because I’m full of Christmas cheer*.
The full game drops on February 5.
*Ask me again on New Year’s Day.