Xbigy Games' Kamran Draeger writes:
"Ever since rumours have been kicked around that Dead Space 3 would receive a cooperative mode, fans began to worry that they might not get the game they wanted. When the piece of gameplay was released at E3 it seemed pretty obvious that while horror did still play a bigger role than in other games, the fear factor was definitely toned down.
Although the amped up action elements played a major role in reducing the scares, the addition of a cooperative partner clearly changed the entire theme, with in-combat chatter and the odds not feeling so overwhelming anymore.
In a recent interview with MCV, EA Games' Marketing Boss Laura Miele has revealed that the addition of co-op in Dead Space 3 was made because the previous titles were 'pretty scary'."