Goose, did you ever play Homeworld?
How difficult would you guys rate dead space? I'm playing through on medium, trying to only use the plasma cutter to get a lame achievement :)
I played on medium for a while, then switched to casual because I'm a wuss. I've actually read that the game is pretty easy on medium due to the abundance of ammo. I would agree with this, as you are constantly getting restocked. My problem is more to do with slow reaction times. I love games like this, but mostly suck at them because I suck at aiming without a "lock on" feature. Hence the casual setting. I'm sure you'll do just fine on medium. You might even want to crank it up if you consider yourself good at these kinds of games.
I'm decent enough I guess. Fortunately there's plenty of saves so that helps.
Using just the main gun seems ok because you can sell all the other ammo for $$$. But the small swarmy Flood type guys are hard to take out w/ the plasma gun.
Dead Space is incredibly fun. Sure I'd like more responsive turning and aiming, but it sort of works for the game. It's not some commando ninja, but an engineer wearing a heavy damn suit