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Dead Space 3 Can be Played Alone, is Scary and Accessible, So What's the Problem? | OnlySP

With the recent influx of information portraying Dead Space 3 as an action shooter, and sites writing sensationalist headlines for hits, I figured I'd do a quick preview of the game just to show you the scares aren't going anywhere in Dead Space 3. It has become a major issue these days, where people judge a game before they even play it.

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Merrill1972d ago

The problem is that it has completely segregated it's initial audience. It entered the market as a completely original approach to the survival horror genre, it was a fresh of breath air and now it's become a generic action game under the banner of the originals name.

Dead Space 1 is a great/amazing survival horror game, Dead Space 2 is so-so action game that I couldn't even bring myself to finish.

I won't be purchasing DS3.

Lucretia1972d ago

DS1-2 were both not scary, both very easy even on hard mode and had like 4 enemies and no need to use any weapon but the plasma pistol. also there was way to much ammo even on hard, also the melee was garbage.

i dont know why everyone gets scared of the game,

i will play ds3 but wont buy it, its just an ok game

PockyKing1972d ago

You either risk adding new things to keep the series fresh or you keep it the same and risk fans whining that it's just more of the same. It's a lose lose situation for developers nowadays. Personally, Dead Space 3 looks like a lot of fun to me so far and I love the storyline and the backstory of the Unitologists. The series was always going to have a conflict with humans as the Unitologists are defending the markers. I guess everyone forgot about the gunship scene in DS2..

FunAndGun1972d ago

but the things they added make it more like other games on the market...how is that fresh?

DS is just as stale as all the others now.

PockyKing1972d ago

I don't even have an answer to that, all I can say is that I've liked both Dead Space games and even Extraction so I'll be picking up the third. I'll leave the complaining to everyone else.

vortis1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

How come no one complained about FF2, FF3, FF4, FF5 and regard FF6 as the best in the series? How come everyone welcomed FF7 with open arms?

How come everyone couldn't wait to play GT5 and were excited that the game was finally getting light damage?

You sir, are the definition of an anti-gaming troll.

A lot of people love sequels to many different games, and if you think about what people complain about the most it's usually sequels or spinoffs from the same few publishers: Activision, EA and Ubisoft.

All the complaints about Dead Space 3 are valid and all the complaints about Resident Evil 6 are valid. Niche fans are being disregarded so big companies can make more money by casualizing the experience or "broadening the appeal". It has nothing whatsoever to do with creative integrity or what the developers really want to do with the franchise.

You can try to blame it on gamers but we're the reason the industry thrives and we're the reason Kickstarter has become the new focal point of ingenuity in the gaming industry. You can take that shill talk elsewhere, because we're not buying it.

WeskerChildReborned1972d ago

I'm really hoping you can turn off universal ammo cause that will just kill it right there. Also what is up with the duck behind cover feature?

banjadude1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Not to mention, the guy who was the original designer for Dead Space 1 (I think he now works at Sledgehammer Studios), said Dead Space 1 (and eventually beyond) was going to be the pinnacle of survival horror. More emphasis on actual scares, [more] emphasis on ambient noises/music, and more gritty ways to kill/dismember the necromorphs (at the time I saw this interview, I was thinking along the lines of what Metal Gear: Rising would be like).

Sadly, DS3 (IMO of course), looks too much like a third person shooter... I'm still going to give the game a chance though.

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undeadmagic1972d ago

The problem is a lot of "gamers" like to complain about nothing, because they think it makes them look more intelligent.

MysticStrummer1972d ago

We're still in the Generation of the Entitled Whiner. I don't remember gamers being like this in any other generation, but maybe I just wasn't paying attention. Perhaps the disgruntled few seem to be a larger group because of the sorry state of gaming "journalism".

TronEOL1972d ago

I love this comment. Couldn't of said it better myself.

Kyosuke_Sanada1972d ago

We also live in a generation of limited vocabulary because epic and entitled appears to be the only words gamers know how to describe anything nowadays.

The reason why so many complaints is because this generation sucks all around......

vortis1972d ago

Oh yeah, disc-locked content wasn't worth whining about.

Always-on apparently isn't worth whining about either, even if you pay for the product and it doesn't work because the company's servers are on the fritz.

Apparently online passes that expire before you even buy the game isn't worth whining about.

Restrictive online services like Origin where you had to whine to get EA to make policy changes to the EULA wasn't worth whining about even though certain clauses were purely anti-consumerist.

Yep, we should just be like the marketing trolls and the corporate shills who flood this board and let big corps get away with raping our wallets and rights because gamers don't deserve quality products or the ability to play what they paid for.

MysticStrummer1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Hey, guess what? No one is forced to support the companies that employ those tactics. ; )

@Kyosuke_Sanada - "The reason why so many complaints is because this generation sucks all around......"

I've had a great time this generation. You are indeed a whiner if you think this generation sucks all around, and "entitled" may be an overused term but that doesn't make it inaccurate.

Tzuno1972d ago

Many games should stop at the first release because the first releases are the best, the rest is milking.

PockyKing1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Not true at all. Most games are improved with sequels. Uncharted < Uncharted 2 Gears of War <Gears of War 2 Assassins Creed < Assassins Creed 2

Them_Bones1972d ago

That has got to be the most retarded comment I've read on this site ever.

beerkeg1972d ago

I've just completed Dead Space for the 3rd time, and it's still as awesome now as it was when it was first released. Just started playing though the second game, again, and while it is still a great game it is somewhat less scary than the first. You can see the way it went in the board room, the need for more action and set pieces to appeal to a wider audience.

I'm still hyped for Dead Space 3, but I can't help feeling that they've lost the core reason for what made us love the series in the first place. The first game is like playing through a combination of the Aliens films and films like Event Horizon, but that feeling gets a bit diluted as you play through the second.

EA have said themselves that they want it to sell more to a wider audience, and what company wouldn't. I'm keeping an open mind, I haven't seen all that the game offers yet and I'm probably still going to buy it. But for the first time with the series I'm going to take a wait and see approach, unlike the first games which I bought day one.

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