Visceral: Dead Space 3's 'roller coaster' pacing keeps scary moments scarier

According to Senior Producer David Woldman, Dead Space 3's greater focus on action won't overshadow the franchise's trademark horror.

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konnerbllb1369d ago

I'll believe it when I see it.

Yodagamer1369d ago

I don't know, rollercoaster pacing has never seemed to help horror for me. I like it slow and foreboding.

snipes1011369d ago

I think they mean to say that they will stand out more among all the action-oriented parts.

Harkins17211369d ago

This is all I have seen. They added Co-Op? OMG! WHAT!? They killed the game with having Co-Op! Stupid!! (But its optional.... you dont have to play with a partner.) Im not buying this game because it has Co-Op!

Seriously their are to many whiners nowadays. Thats all I have seen over this game. No "real" issues like why can we only have 2 guns in this game? And they switched the button lay out again on us! (I believe) The scare/horror factor is still their folks! Stop thinking about the things that are useless to cry about and look at the real picture.

FunAndGun1369d ago

well after playing the demo it is clear the game environments were designed with two players in mind first.

The WHOLE game is designed around two players first and THEN made playable as a single player.

Look at all the open space. Are there even ANY claustrophobic hallways or vents that Isaac has to crawl through? Every area of DS3 MUST be designed as if two players are present, even if I play alone.

This whole "Co-op is optional" is complete BS. The Co-op has invaded the single player by way of design regardless if a second player is present or not.

DS3 can be jettisoned into the darkness for all I care. Co-op ruined everything that made the first two games great single player experiences. Yes, I am NOT buying this game because it has Co-op.

Plagasx1369d ago

Couldn't agree more.

Co-op has shit all over this game...

Revolver_X_1368d ago

Baseless accusations over a 15 minute demo. Stop whining. Lets be honest, you didnt need a demo. When you heard coop, your mind was made up. So-called gamers like you ruin the experience before you try it. Just like RE6, luckily you will be the vocal minority. Dead Space 3 looks amazing and will sale well. Lets all focus on coop, and forget how awesome it is that you can combine two weapons in one. Machine gun+Line gun FTW.

Ser1368d ago

Guess what? Putting co-op in a horror game takes away from the main objective of the genre - BEING SCARED.

I don't know about any of you, but when I have buddies around and we're playing horror games it's not the least bit intimidating. Playing Amnesia in the dark, with headphones, and not a soul around, though...that's frightening.

Curse the fools who think everything is better with co-op.

hellvaguy1368d ago

So you do know co-op is optional. So those tears were all for nothing, when you select wait for not do co-op.

These are very complex and difficult choices we have to make in this day and age. To cry or to not cry.

Ser1367d ago (Edited 1367d ago )

Who's crying? You should stop taking it so personally when people have a difference of opinion, you'll live longer.

You're a bit naive if you actually think the game was designed around singleplayer mode while co-op mode was just tacked on for replay value. It's the opposite, and we all know it. Games with co-op modes require larger areas and new mechanics. Either both modes will suck due to lack of diligence, or the singleplayer will suck because they focused too much on making co-op viable.

You can't have the trademark claustrophobic environments of the previous Dead Space titles when you need room for two bumbling space marines constantly. How are we going to climb through vents or walk past monster closets at the same time? Answer: you won't.

Also, nice job ignoring the fact that playing a horror game with another person lessens the actual "horror". Way to bring up actual points, bro.

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