Why Dead Space 3 Is the Worst Sequel In The Series

Richard Bailey of TheKoalition writes:
March 5th, 2013 marked one full month since the release of Visceral Games notorious survival horror space thriller Dead Space 3. This date was also important because rumors had been swirling throughout the day that EA was considering canceling the series due to poor financial sales. After several sources close to EA denied these claims over and over again, I started to think specifically about several shortcomings I experienced with the game in regards to how the finished product turned out. In this article, I take things a bit further by elaborating on why I feel this is the most disappointing entry in the franchise yet. So without further ado, I now present to you my four concrete reasons why Dead Space 3 is the worst sequel in the series.

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MrSwankSinatra1987d ago

gotta agree, i have the game an i couldn't even bring myself to finish it. it's nothing like the first two.

Bimkoblerutso1987d ago

I don't disagree that it's the worst of the three. I still enjoyed it as an action game, but I totally agree that I sorely missed the game's horror roots.

Sovereign591987d ago

Worst sequel of the series? Must have been quite tedious and time consuming to sift through the vast library of Dead Space sequels just to deem number three as the worst.
Best, worst... it's all opinion. I still prefer the original over both of the sequels and I have no doubts that I will prefer it over any future entries to the franchise should they ever come into existence, but my opinion is still this: Dead Space 3 is a very good game, and I actually prefer it over Dead Space 2. If anything, it's actually more similar to the original game than second one was. The first third or so of the game thrusts you into dark, tight corridors of derelict ships floating in space.
Dead Space 3 fell victim to negative publicity prior to release and was not able to recover from this, despite almost all of the negatives having been either monstrously exaggerated or completely fabricated.
Dead Space 3 is a solid, positive game experience in every area (except for maybe the ending, but even that wasn't Mass Effect 3-ending-bad). So it wasn't as "scary" as the original. Neither was Dead Space 2. Not by a long shot. And honestly, how could was anyone really expecting to be terrified by this game? We've successfully navigated through 2 Necromorph outbreaks, we knew what to expect. Isaac (which also means you) has experience disposing of these enemies. Anyone that completed the first 2 games knew the basics: enemies are going to pop out of vents, aim for their limbs, every room could contain an ambush. If you went into this game knowing all of this and were disappointed when you weren't constantly on the edge of your seat and jumping out of it at times, you have only yourself to blame.

HugoDrax1987d ago

The first Dead Space was amazing! I literally just completed it a week ago, and I'm excited to jump into Dead Space 2. Hearing that the 3rd title is lackluster is quite disappointing. Although, I'm interested in finishing out the series and just watched the animation Aftermath yesterday on Netflix.

gorebago1987d ago

3 is still a fun and a competent game in its own right...

forcefullpower1986d ago

I still liked 3 but not as good as first two but worth a play through

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CrimsonStar1986d ago (Edited 1986d ago )

Yea man I cant even bring myself to buy the game and I love the first and second . Its a shame EA had to ruin what I thought made Dead Space so great.

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MysticStrummer1987d ago

I guess that's true, but I enjoyed it anyway. Still not a "bad" game.

PS3Freak1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

"Why Dead Space 3 Is the Worst Sequel In The Series"

So basically it's worse than Dead Space 2? Since there are only two sequels.

brich2331987d ago

I played it on PC, and once I got to Chapter 10, i was bored of the game, so I put some cheats on just to finish the game. I used infinite ammo, and infinite health. Overall I'll give the game about a 5 or 6. Dead Space 1 and 2 were much better.

latinillusion811987d ago

I agree and disagree. It's not at good as the first 2 but it's bad as I thought it was going to be

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