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Submitted by Valay 1029d ago | news

Dead Space 3 demo being played by nearly 2 million players, doubles up on DS2

EA has announced that Dead Space 3′s demo on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network “is being enjoyed by close to two million players this weekend”. (Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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iNathan  +   1029d ago
I Told Ya... Those Games are becoming huge franchises
Dead Space is amazing series, worth the cash.
shivvy24  +   1029d ago
I never played the dead space games so I tried the demo and its awesome, gonna pick up 1 and 2 before buying 3
guitarded77  +   1029d ago
DO IT!!! I love the series. Play the first Dead Space with the lights off and the sound system on. It's fun.
jimbobwahey  +   1029d ago
Loved the original Dead Space but the new one looks more like Gears of War so they've lost me as a fan. It's the same crap that ruined Resident Evil so I've no interest in supporting the death of another great franchise.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1029d ago
but its not. The demo and what they showed doesnt really represent the whole game
dgonza40  +   1029d ago
^ that's what a demo is supposed to do, represent as much of the game as possible.
Root  +   1029d ago
"It's the same crap that ruined Resident Evil so I've no interest in supporting the death of another great franchise."

Someone understand and gets it

Seriously if the same thing happened to another horror franchise then use your common sense and have a guess what will happen to Dead Space
badz149  +   1029d ago
of course there will be more people playing the demo
it's just natural because there were millions more consoles sold since DS2 was released and many people are curious about the changes DS3 is bringing to the table. doesn't mean sales will double too!
Timesplitter14  +   1029d ago
I think the game will be good but it just won't be a horror game.

It'll be like RE5, which I enjoyed immensely. It felt more like a cheesy badass next-gen Contra game than a Resident Evil game, but it was good. I had a blast playing it with my friend and beating the game twice in one (very long) sitting.

I'm not the kind to dislike apples because they're not oranges. If the game is different from the past titles, it doesn't mean it will be bad. I approached DMC with that same mindset but it turns out the game was awful in my opinion. Not because dante had black hair, but for a whole lot of other reasons that made the game uninteresting. People should just judge games for what they are. The title that is slapped on it is not important.
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miidylan  +   1029d ago
maybe cause people are playing it coop.
Timesplitter14  +   1029d ago

Really though, the amount of people playing the demo is not completely relevant. It's largely based on the success of the PAST games, and on curiosity.

It's only once they've downloaded it and played it that they form an opinion on it
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admiralvic  +   1029d ago
You can look at it a lot of ways. I think a BIG reason for the bump is due to the changes. SH fans want to see how different it REALLY is and action fans want to see how different it REALLY is. If this is indeed true, then I would say that is quite troubling news... it would imply that a LOT are unsure of Dead Space 3 and this could largely impact sales.
tigertron  +   1029d ago
Thing is though, the amount of people playing the demo doesn't equate to game sales.

I've played loads of demos in the past, but I haven't bought every game.

It is a positive sign however, but I just hope Visceral/EA stays grounded and appreciates its core fan base.
JP1369  +   1029d ago
This is bad news for anyone involved with the game, as the demo was awful. Complete lack of tension and the action is standard fare. Loved the first two, but doubt this will even get a rent.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1029d ago
stop exaggerating, the gameplay feels very similar to Dead Space 2.
JP1369  +   1029d ago
Which was never a contender in the shooter category. It worked in past games because the nature of it added to the tension, which is now gone due to the environment and level design. The mummified necromorphs aren't especially terrifying and I can't imagine facing foes that are armed with weapons themselves will do anything for the horror.
The series has become more action oriented but it doesn't have the mechanics to make that an enjoyable experience.
Next time, either ask me for clarification about the specifics of my statement before making stupid comments, just shut your mouth altogether while you work on your reading comprehension.
Root  +   1029d ago
It's like the RE4 effect

Dead Space 2 (RE4) was great so more people have pre ordered the sequel (RE5) because they think it will be just as wrong they will be
supersonicjerry  +   1029d ago
DS3 seems awful compared to what DS2 is. They lost me as a consumer I was hyped then I played that demo. OH GOD WHY?
ThanatosDMC  +   1029d ago
I had the same reaction.
Treian  +   1029d ago
wait for the game to come out first please
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1029d ago
I know right, the backlash has been pretty absurd and unwarranted since the last two games were great. People really love to hate.
black911  +   1029d ago
Loved the demo just played it today.

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