I don't like Dead Space franchise much, because it shares many problems common to console games, and that is wrestling with game's controls, not the enemies or the environment.
Half of the screen is obscured by your character's backside, the "scariness" effect is achieved by the fact that you cannot effectively look around with R-stick, your character controls like a tank and you cannot effectively dodge/attack in combat. Most of the time, you struggle to aim with a crappy analog stick while the enemy rushes stupidly at you. The devs know their controls suck, so they added a "spell" to freeze the enemy.
The rest is nauseous stomping around in enemy entrails and bodyparts. The story is nothing memorable either.
To be fair, the game has nice zero-g areas and gameplay, and makes you really feel like moving through derelict space structures.
The D3 system of crafting weapons is attrocious.