Severed — красноречивее названия для цифрового дополнения не придумать. Можно только гадать, что это: забавное совпадение или намек на модную практику «распила» горячо ожидаемых игр, — но, в любом случае, авторам следует отдать должное.
As it stands, Severed falls a little short of the DLC value proposition and doesn't have the depth of gameplay to boot.
Official Xbox Magazine
This repetition, combined with Severed's short runtime(two chapters beaten in around two hours), keeps it squarely in the realm of diehard devotees. [May 2011, p.75]
For your seven bucks, you get an extra hour of content that adds a new layer of mystery to the Dead Space universe and a rather shocking ending that would've been compelling if the campaign had been long enough to build up any emotional ties.
Severed places an ungainly weight on the shoulders of dismemberment combat for this extension of Dead Space: Extraction's fiction, creating a dichotomy as uncomfortable as traipsing backwards through already tired levels.
If you're following all the marketing promotions and tie-in products, you might enjoy seeing Gabe and Lexine in the game and the Oracles might mean something to you, but for all but the most diehard fans this is definitely a download to skip.