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Kotaku: Hands On With Dead Space 3: This Game Is Way Better With A Friend, Surprisingly

Kotaku: The answering machine goes off. It's Ellie, trying to get a hold of Isaac Clarke. He doesn't answer. He's standing in a disheveled apartment located on a lunar colony, but it's not your typical bachelor pad type mess. It's dark, it's grimy, it's gross—it looks as if this is a cave, a personal hell which he has retreated to perhaps. As you muse over this, sergeant John Carver—the character your co-op buddies will play—bursts into your apartment, demanding to know if in fact you are the famous Isaac Clarke.

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Root1282d ago

No...just no

They obviously havent played the first Dead Space

Twilightx71282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

Not to defend Kotaku, but I'm fairly certain the writer was referencing Dead Space 3 when he stated it was better with a friend, and I'm inclined to agree.

The first two games were clearly designed as single player games, and both were fantastic, but the third entry here appears to have been designed with co-op in mind. Having played the demo with a friend and without, I think the game plays out much better with a buddy than flying solo. Hopefully the full retail version provides some actual scares though.

Kalowest1282d ago

"but the third entry here appears to have been designed with co-op in mind."

And that's why I'm buying it once it goes on sell.
I like DS for it's "single player I'm alone WTF am I going to do O Sh1t experience." Maybe that was too dramatic, lol.

MasterCornholio1282d ago

I miss that alone in space feeling that i had with the first dead space.

Bimkoblerutso1282d ago

While I too am disappointed that the game has lost a bit of it's roots over time, I think it would still be prudent to judge the game on it's own terms, at least to a degree.

It may not be the best HORROR the franchise has ever achieved, but from the look of things, it definitely looks like an incredible action game.

Froakie1282d ago

It's weird how people think Dead Space isn't scary anymore,I mean it never was scary in the first place.

Son_Lee1282d ago

It wasn't scary, but it was creepy. Being in space all alone really gave the best kind of isolation. Playing with a friend in co-op (or A.I. co-op) automatically takes out every horror element.

listenkids1282d ago

Single player ( at least the demo ) isn't AI co-op, the story changes slightly.

iistuii1282d ago

It was scary, jumpy on PC with 5.1 surround sound headphones, especially when they were scurrying above in the vents & dropping down. But admit it was the headphones that helped.

Septic1282d ago

You must be a brave soul because I was terrified to play it most times. The thing is, I always play survival horror games in the dark at midnight with Turtle Beach headphones.

Dead Space 1 with its eerie whispers and screams almost drove me insane and at my house, I have glass doors and you can see the trees at night.....oh man, I bricked it a lot.

I don't think Dead Space 3 can replicate that kind of fear you feel when you're alone but if it can still manage to be scary as my mate and I put on a brave front, then I'll be impressed.

FlyingFoxy1282d ago

Doom 3 is the only game that scared me in the past, even though it was cheap scares. Half Life 2 was a lot better though.

But co-op games can be really good as Killing Floor (awesome fun) and Left 4 Dead 1+2 have shown us. Online gaming is the future, and the games i mentioned are probably the most fun you can have in any online game.

Kalowest1282d ago

"Online gaming is the future"
Wow really... I'm way behind than, most of the games I own and play are Single Player.

doctorstrange1282d ago

Damn, looks like I have to get a friend...

wiggles1282d ago

The Co-Op sounds great. It sounds like they are going to do it like Dead Space Extraction, where you can play the Single Player mode and it is just the same as if you have a partner.

I thought that Co-Op mode was created nicely because I could have the option of actually being alone, or I could play with a buddy if they were there.

Nothing was forced on me, and nothing was taken away from either side of the experience. It sounds like the Co-op in DS3 is the same way