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The devolution of Dead Space; a warning to the industry that bigger isn't necessarily better

Digitally Downloaded writes: "I really enjoyed the original Dead Space a great deal. The graphics were excellent, the sound design was appropriately creepy, it told an excellent story and gave you a reason to care about what happened to the lead character, Isaac. I am a huge fan of horror games, having thoroughly enjoyed older titles like Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Fatal Frame, despite their somewhat clunky controls. Newer titles like Amnesia: The Dark Descent also gave me a few good scares. Some spoilers to the series will follow, so proceed at your own risk..."

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dedicatedtogamers1210d ago

No, it's a warning that dumber isn't necessarily smarter.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who remembers the Glen Schofield interviews prior to the first Dead Space. The guy was always talking about how scary the game was, how they watched hours upon hours of horror films to hone the gameplay, how they were gonna use sound design and shadows to scare you.

And then Dead Space 3 comes around and all the devs say is "you can craft cool weapons. It has co-op. It adds to the storyline." etc.

What did you think would happen, EA?

zeal0us1210d ago

Sadly time,money and big suits upstairs changes people

AntoineDcoolette1208d ago

I remember those videos; downloading them from the PSN. Those made me admire the development team at the time of Dead Space 1. It was obvious they put a lot of effort and passion into carefully creating an unnerving atmosphere at the time.

kostchtchie_1210d ago

Bought and loved Dead Space, got ds2 couldn't finish it, did not even bother with ds3

shame really, they could have made the series great, guess when people are making money they lose all common sense, Publishers and Developers are like politicians in the sense that they are totally out of tune with there public, some would say clueless

cyguration1210d ago

THANK YOU. Thank you. Thank you.

Finally, an article from a gaming website that isn't brown nosing EA like they just paid the ad revenue for the month.

You don't have to be a textual prostitute to keep your gaming websites going, guys. Digitallydownload.net at least gets it.

admiralvic1210d ago

I've read FAR more Dead Space 3 hate than love and even more EA hate than love, so I have no clue what you're getting at. Sure some people take EA's side, people ARE allowed to have an opinion, but don't act like DigitallyDownloaded is some sort of superior site for speaking ill of this game like so many others. In fact, I've seen more support for DS 3 from users on N4G than journalists...

Dms20121210d ago

I finished all 3, enjoyed every minute. Not sure why some people wanted the same game 3 times.

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Number-Nine1210d ago

DS2 push the action but not to the point where it interfered with the core elements of Dead Space. DS3 seems to do just that...it's a shame really.

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