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Dead Space 3 hands-on: is psychological horror as affecting with a co-op partner in tow? | EDGE

EDGE: "Dead Space 3’s new co-op mode means both players view their character in the same way – the same tight over-the-shoulder perspective as before – but not the world. Clarke can’t see Carver’s toy soldiers, nor see his slide into slightly clichéd madness."

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Riderz13371293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

No it's not because there is someone always there holding your hand with you and communicating with you. Let me put it this way, when you were a kid and you heard a noise somewhere in your house, did you go to check it out yourself or did you take someone with you like a friend or family member? It eases the fear and tension when someone is right there next to you. EA is taking the wrong approach with this franchise, Co-op is a bitch slap to the face for the hardcore fans who want to be frightened in a horror game. I remember playing Dead Space 2 and I moving as slow as possible and looking around corners by moving my camera before going into them because I always feared there was something waiting for me. Also the fact that they said it's going to be a more "action" type game approach is really pathetic and to be honest that's probably the only thing that is frightening about this game.

TheBlackSmoke1293d ago

... So apparently you didnt know there was a single player (on your own, no partner) mode also.

I dunno what Dead Space 2 you played, cos from what I played Isaac Intentionally seeks the Necromorphs, kills hundreds of them and jet packs away like a bawws.

If you think jump scaring is "horror" then you are a weak minded idiot. If my sister taps me on the shoulder whilst I have headphones on, im not horrified or scared for my life, im just momentarily startled.

Horror is all about the situation and circumstance, the fear of the unknown. As much as I like the Dead Space games they are just as much a TPS action game as Re4-6. Thats not to say its not a horror game but you're definition is wrong.

Riderz13371293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

Yeah there is a single player mode but I don't think you understand that the game was development for a co-op experience and if you want to experience the full game you will HAVE to play the co-op mode. They already said that there is "additional story details and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as the co-op character, EarthGov Sergeant John Carver." They are clearly focusing extra on the co-op feature of the game because you know how developers/publishers are, when they add something new into the franchise they push it to the max.

Bimkoblerutso1293d ago

Agree, and even beyond that a big part of horror games is immersion, and immersion is a LOT harder to maintain in any multiplayer environment. I mean, you can still get into games, but when you're playing multiplayer, you're PLAYING A GAME. You're not immersing yourself in it because that other voice is continually pulling you out of it.

Does that make sense to anyone else? Is it just me?

Kalowest1293d ago

Yep I agree, Fuc(< Dead Space 3, the game sounds terrible.