— 02 November
Day 4 of 30
Torment me no more.
This may be short because the Tormentor has to be the shortest boss battle in the history of gaming. Well, I guess there’s the crab in Monster Party that literally holds a sign saying, “Sorry, I’m dead!” but that’s another story.
Before I go into detail I feel I should explain Dead Space a little bit. The setting is in space. The year is 2508. Isaac Clarke, an engineer, is called to repair the Ishimura. A large vessel used for collecting and transporting ore. When Isaac and his team get there, they quickly learn that the crew was lost to a parasitic alien life-form known as the Necromorphs. Isaac’s day job as an engineer soon became a fight for survival.
Necromorphs are different than your typical horror enemies. In a video game, whenever someone sees an enemy they always say “go for the head!” but in the case of the Necros, you need to dismember their limbs. No one really knows why, other than the fact it immobilizes the infected host. They can still be killed by shooting any other part of their body, but their true weak spot is their limbs. The Tormentor is created by a single parasite infecting multiple corpses at once, explaining its size.
The Tormentor is debuted in Dead Space 2 during a cut-scene I wish this was an actual fight but it soon becomes an interact-able cut-scene where you need to shoot the limbs of the Tormentor in order for Isaac to have some chance of escape; one wrong move results in Isaac’s death. If all the scenes are done successfully, Isaac breaks free of The Tormentor’s grasp and chases Isaac out of a window, crashing into a fuel carrier. The Tormentor soon re-cooperates and tries to go after Isaac once again. The player must shoot nearby fuel canister in hopes to damage The Tormentor with a chain explosion of the canisters. Once you do, the character is pushed by the blast into another window of the ship and begins a new chapter.