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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. (Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Root  +   548d ago
No...just no

They obviously havent played the first Dead Space
Twilightx7  +   547d 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.
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Kalowest  +   547d 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.
MasterCornholio  +   547d ago
I miss that alone in space feeling that i had with the first dead space.
Hufandpuf  +   547d ago
Then play Dead Space 1
Bimkoblerutso  +   547d 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.
Froakie  +   547d ago
It's weird how people think Dead Space isn't scary anymore,I mean it never was scary in the first place.
Son_Lee  +   547d 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.
listenkids  +   547d ago
Single player ( at least the demo ) isn't AI co-op, the story changes slightly.
iistuii  +   547d 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.
Septic  +   547d 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.
FlyingFoxy  +   547d 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.
Kalowest  +   547d ago
"Online gaming is the future"
Wow really... I'm way behind than, most of the games I own and play are Single Player.
doctorstrange  +   547d ago
Damn, looks like I have to get a friend...
wiggles  +   547d 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

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