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What? Is that not the fun of it? You play dead spaced to play an awesome scary claustrophobic game. If more people look at games the way EA just did we are doomed. Still really excited to play Dead Space 3 though.
So they are taking the scary out of a game meant to be scary!? EA ruins another franchise *sigh*
Just curious, what franchise/s have they ruined?
"Just curious, what franchise/s have they ruined? " Dead Space.
@Intentions "Just curious, what franchise/s have they ruined?" Some people say that they ruined Mass Effect. I haven't played Mass Effect 3 but the user reviews for the game are astonishingly bad. Dragon Age was once considered to be the best of the best when it came to RPGs. EA bought Bioware and we got Dragon Age Awakening, and Dragon Age II. Need for Speed. They released a game called "Need for Speed The Run" which added a greater focus on story ... which is what Need for Speed fans didn't want. Battlefield 3. This one had mixed reviews. Most people I know say Battlefield 2 has better multiplayer(MP) but it was debatable. Then EA shutdown servers so people couldn't play MP and instead had to rent servers to play the game. Battlefield 3 was plagued with disconnects and problems getting into games. EA was eventually forced to add their servers back because the game was unplayable for MP. A game that's main attraction is MP couldn't be played online! Brilliant move EA! Medal of Honor used to be considered one of the best fps. Then they tried to make it like COD. The problem is COD is a better COD than Medal of Honor. The things that made Medal of Honor good are gone. Command & Conquer used to be considered good. Now, not so much. ... and soon Dead Space. Dead Space was once an amazing horror game. Now they are changing it to COD in space.
R.I.P Dead Space :(
Different people find different things fun. There is no denying the fact that many people will love the coop feature. I for one am not so bothered about a game like Dead Space including coop, but I think it should be its stand alone campaign so it doesn't ruin things for the guy who wants to play solo. That was one of my main issues with Resi5. The fact that it seems coop is being implemented into the main campaign is a total mistake on EA's part and has really discouraged me from buying the game at its full retail price. If they are going to cater to all different audiences they should do it correctly. It seems in this instance they have dropped the ball. The fans of Dead Space would not say its "too scary". If they want a coop shooter they should have made a new IP instead of ruining a well loved franchise or made this game a spin off. They could have remedied the situation in numerous ways.
No one I know actually thought that Dead Space was scary. Well, no one above the age of 12.
You either know some really hardcore people, or really good liars. The first Dead Space was horrifying during the first trek through. Especially if it was late at night whilst wearing headphones.
i agree dead space wasn't slightly scary because its a game. I can never understand how people get scared of games and movies when they aren't real
i never got scared with Dead Space 1, but when playing through the hardest mode to get my trophy and using only the plasma cutter to get that - 1 weapon only- trophy ( hard as fuck if yo play like that ) i was always walking with the gun on hand haha.
@omi....play Amnesia Dark Decent with lights out n a good pair of Sennheisers on. Tell me you are not a little scared...
I was looking forward to this game from the moment I finished number 2. This completely ruined it for me, really not that fused about playing it anymore. The only reason I play dead space is for that feeling up your spine after you've been playing in the dark for 10hrs straight. You look at the clock and it's witching hour and your 2 scared to even turn the light on. Not gonna have to same effect when you've got some dodgy a.I walking into a wall in front of you. Last bit was a jk but seriously there gonna be talking away and it's gonna completely ruin the experience. Who ever thought of this needs firing, seriously, let's take the main reason people buy our game and remove it!!!!!! Idiots. Did they not once stop and think about why the multiplayer failed?? People don't buy dead space for the multiplayer. If you want to expand sales release some bad ass dlc.
They actually said in an interview that those who wish to opt out of co-op will be alone, there will be no AI partner with you, just you.
The scarier the better I want to be able to have sleepless nights cause I'll be to scared of necromorphs in my apartment showing up Make it scary EA
i wanna point out that the singleplayer will not have a seond character you will be completely alone it's been confirmed by visceral games only optional co-op will have two characters
i wanna point out that how do you make a single player game built around a co-op story. The story is co-op no matter how you play it even if Carver isn't walking next to you. It is a co-op game that can be played with one player, not the other way around.
As far as I know, you can still play the game solo, so I wouldn't be too worried about that until they confirm required coop. whoops fatcat beat me to it
But...it's supposed to be scary? o.O
what i want to know is what will happen when the 2nd player dies- i mean, on any other game you "revive" the guy from a down or k.o , but on this one? what? you will re-attach his head and arms togheter ? Issac just changed his job to a Surgeon it seems.
"Hey guys, you know you like a good survival horror?" "Yeah!?" "Well "duck" you!"
Alternative headline: "EA doesn't want to expand Dead Space's audience with Dead Space 3 - would rather replace it instead".
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lol, are you for real?
what kind of idiot do that?
It was scary..but it wasn't that scary lol..unless u a little kid
Did you play it all the way through in one sitting? Cos that's how a game like dead space should be played, let the tension build. Playing for an hour here and there doesn't have the effect
I finished it within 2 or 3 days and its only a little scary... it can startle me but nothing made me wanna cry. After the 450th monster jumping up after playing dead or jumping out of the exact same looking vent found everywhere on every level, it got a little predictable and bleh. When it did mix things up it was a little scary but silent hill 2 and system shock 2 did horror far better. It didnt do anything psychological. It just had monster jumping out at us every 15 seconds, the wife bit wasnt scary because its impossible to get attached to the main character when he had no personality. If it'd slow things down, mess with your head, make it more survival horror instead of a pest control business for deep space monsters then it could probably have been a better horror game.
Understandable, personally it shit me up. on number 2 when you go back to the ship from number one and it's all covered up for whatever reason. That scared me more than any film or game has in the past. Purely because I'd played from the start all way through in the dark. Also because I knew something was gonna happen but wasn't sure when. It's not as much things jumping out as it is the environment and tone that gets me, find it to be quite creepy.
Will be playing it solo anyway, then co op after I finish it. I would have thought they just would have had a horde type mode (yes I know not every games need it, but surviving hordes of necros with mates would be intense!). I love Dead Space, so ill be sure to get this.
>.> please if that was scary than I must be an emotionless statue because it didn't freak me out in the least. Although going the psychological route in dead space 2 almost started to mess with my head. Either way I will play alone, I just hope the coop partner is not with you when you play alone or else I won't bother....anyone know if they said anything about that?
That's what I want to know because by the looks of the trailer it seems to imply that he will be along side you. Plus by the headline of this article it implies the samething.
In one of E3 G4 interviews they did, they said that if you choose to play alone, you wont have an AI partner with you, it will just be you.
Hey, they confirmed that you can still play the game it was meant to be play. That plus the removal of Competitive MP means that their focus will be COMPLETELY on the story/campaign. Which is a win-win every damn direction you look. Can't wait for Dead Space 3!
But they'll still develop the game around co-op because it's the main new feature in the game. So even when your playing it solo you've still feel like your playing this non scary fill on action game. Capcom could of let you go solo in RE5 and I still would of complained.
Considering you can still play it alone without an AI partner I'm not totally fussed that they've added co-op, just gives me another means to play through the game again and experience things differently with someone in co-op. Just wish they would show walkthroughs with Isaac on his own.
Has this actually been fully confirmed though Untill I see a gameplay video of someone going through it by themselfs then I'm going to have to call BS on EAs part. Are you sure they don't mean "You don't have to play co-op" but the AI partner will still be there. Capcom said the same thing about RE5 before release and Sheva was still in the game as an AI.
If you play by yourself, Carver (the second character) will not be next to you while you play. however, the story of the whole game is co-op. meaning it is a co-op game first and then they made the option to play alone second.
I did mean that you can play alone without an AI partner, there was a video released last week of Isaac just on his own, I already preferred to what I saw at E3 when I saw it.
too scary? thats the bloody point and why i love the game :L i hope they tone the horror down slightly and havent removed it entirely from the game.
Very idiotic of an excuse, unless they do it purposely for larger audiences aka Non Horror Fans. I thought it supposed to be scary.
Well considering coop will be OPTIONAL u don't have to play with someone if u don't want.
Yeah, but the other character will still be there talking and killing the mood
What a silly logic from EA !!! A horror game is always meant to be scary and that is the success of it.
dead space was never scary to me at all. Way to predictable
I seldom played Dead Space 2 singleplayer during the night. It's always in the day. Except for the multiplayer portion. That I don't mind playing at night since it's just the usual team deathmatch. It's hard to get scared when the monsters are Russian kids screaming and laughing into their microphones.
Well, the game just makes you jump at times, it's not "scary," as in I never felt genuine fear. And I stopped jumping once I got into a sort of "zone" state like in Doom 3, where you just run around in "F**K YOU" mode and immediately start blasting things as soon as they appear like it's second nature.
I didn't find it too scary except for a couple of times where the Necromorphs would jump out at me.
What is this I don't even...
I don't see the problem with adding co op. It'll still be a good game. Does watching horror movies with friends make the film any worse? no. Plus I think it would make it much more fun, especially if your playing with a jumpy friend. And to those saying its not scary. Play it in the dark with some decent headphones. I'm not afraid to admit I jumped a fair few times =p
This is the ultimate deal breaker. They're dumbing down the scare factor on an M rated survival horror game. I'm out.
lol nice excuse EA. This is AAA spin right here folks. I just hope the game is as enjoyable as 1 & 2 where.
The main reason I liked Dead Space was because it was one of the few horror games that was actually made me jump at times.
..."Becase Dead Space is too scary to play alone" Wow, if Dead Space is what passes as scary now adays, I am upset. Both 1 and 2 were mediocre action games, not scary at all. Real Horror is stuff like Fatal Frame, Silent Hill, Clock Tower Etc, Etc.
Rather play it by myself in the dark with the volume cranked up.
uh oh tooo scawwwyyy. Yeah seriously this game is made to BE played alone. Although the cutscenes change if you play alone, does not effect the gameplay if you have a person with you.
and foisting your bullshit online pass on gamers had nothing to do with it right?
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