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You Guys Weren’t Joking, Dead Space 3 Is Horrible

MasonicGamer: Once upon a time ago in the mid 90′s came along a game by the name of Resident Evil. Many consider it be the game that started off survival horror but in reality it was simply the game that popularised it, let’s be honest here survival horror wasn’t really a “thing” until Resident Evil showed up on the scene.

As the years went on by Resident Evil started to become progressively less scary and more dated so series creator Shinji Mikami decided to reinvent the series with Resident Evil 4. The survival horror elements were largely toned down in favour of action but at the very least the game was DAMN GOOD at what it did.

Around the time of the impending Resident Evil 5 launch I had already decided that the game would end up being the final nail in the coffin for fans of survival horror and it truly was

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MestreRothN4G992d ago (Edited 992d ago )

Scary is hard to do right, even on movies. A steady tension is enough, on my account (as in thriller movies or the Souls series).

Dead Space 3 delivers none of this. It's a mere action title.

pyramidshead991d ago

It's great as a third person shooter, but all that made Dead Space, Dead Space, has completely been shed.

The only thing I enjoyed out of it that would have made for interesting possibilities in a 'true' Dead Space sequel would have been the gun customisation, but even then at some point you'd become too OP. I'd have also still included a tighter inventory and kept the separate ammo for different weapons because then it made you think about management. Plus you'd get that relief feeling when you finally found some ammo that you truly needed instead of adding to the pile in Dead Space 3.

Other than that it's pretty forgettable. Not to mention having the real ending on paid DLC, lol wtf.

EA should bring it back to its roots, rip CO-OP out and throw that in the "hell no" bin, create some new interesting necromorph designs and set it somewhere dark and dreary with more confined space and hardly any lighting. At this point it doesn't really matter what the stories like if it includes all this as at least it would be a half decent horror game like the first 1 one was(and maybe 2).

Bimkoblerutso991d ago

I'm with you all the way there. It would be VERY nice if EA went back to roots, but seeing as it was their decision to go the more action-oriented route in the first place (because by god, it's useless if it's not pushing CoD/BF numbers, after all), I doubt that will ever be the case.

....unless they're employing a "Coke Classic" marketing scheme...seedy bastards.

jerethdagryphon991d ago

problem is even if you brough t a new char in you cant reverse dead space progression and heres why.

1. fool me once shame on me fool me twice shame on you.

in other words WE know necromorphs we know the style and how they act we know to pull on body's we find to dismember corpses as we run into them

these iconic actions, we're used to and they don't make us jump because were expecting it.

2. Isaac has grown as a character, in dead space he was just an engeneer using tools and such to try to survive a situation he never should have been in.
in dead space 2 hes mentally damaged and borderline insane, but knows more about the necromorphs and will fight differently,
dead space 2 uses mental horror and physical horror rather then psychological.
babys blowing up caretakers, attacks in the titan school, its unsettling because it is abnormal actions in a normal town, albeit a town in space.

3.even if they set it in a new station and a new ship and new chars with new necros, the feeling would be the same

we would still be expecting the drop downs the jumps and the rushes

Issac is now a season soldier agaisnt necromorphs he has BEATEN the markers influence mostly he is no longer going to react but act

dead space 3 uses mental horror, as its primary pschology method and uses coop to emphasize the difference mindsets. carver is beset with guilt which the marker is exploiting hes seeing things, hes going through what Issac went though in ds2 but Issac is there to guide him..

also coop didnt ruin ds3 because its completely optional as in if you choose to omit it carver doesnt show up

just my thoughts,

Conzul991d ago

Yeah it was a fun shooter but not remotely scary.
In the horror formula, you have to actually care about the characters to feel scared. DS1 and DS2 did this well, but 3 completely neutered them.

JasonKCK992d ago

Dead Space 3 isn't as good as the first game but it was still better than the last 2 Resident Evil games IMO.

gillri991d ago

Yes I agree, I though the SP was a 7/10 a very solid action horror butnot as strong as the first 2

as a coop however is a 9/10 which is obviously how it was meant to be played

yaz288991d ago (Edited 991d ago )

re6 was disappointing .. but if you can move past that you will get a decent game. revelation on the other hand.. (the ship, the exploration elements.. everything else was bad imo )

dead space 3.. you can tell from the first 10 minute that the game is so shit.. it felt like its trying to do everythin. ea should've gavin the game more time.

MrSwankSinatra991d ago

yeah i have to agree on revelations, every one says it's the closet thing we've gotten to a Horror Resident Evil title but even that isn't saying much. Revelations was mediocre at best. if that game had been built on a console/PC rather than a handheld i think it would have been much better.

DC777991d ago

Revelations was at least more like the old RE games. Not great but pretty good IMO. It is disappointing though as the last scary RE I played was the remake of the first one on GameCube. Loved that one. Creepy and a beautiful game at the time.

Only decent survival horror game I have played since is Zombie U. That's not saying much for the whole genre.

TheGamingArt991d ago

As long as your not saying it was better than resident evil 5 I agree. Res5 was in fact a GOOD game. Especially co op wise. It was NOT a horror game though. RES6 and operations were god awful.

mochachino992d ago

I passed both Dead Space 1 and 2 and played 3. The series got worse and less scary with each iteration.

I couldn't even bring myself to pass Dead Space 3, it was too boring.

brich233991d ago

After Chapter 9 I turned on cheat codes just to finish it as fast as possible on PC.

mochachino991d ago

I should start doing that for boring games that I invested hours into waiting for them to get better.

tigertron991d ago

DS3 isn't as good as the previous games, but I still had a great time playing it, particularly the co-op, though it wasn't scary I had a laugh playing it with a friend. Weapon crafting is a great concept too.

Hopefully DS4 will be more about the horror though.

WildArmed991d ago

Pretty much the same with me.

I'm having a blast running through co-op and experimenting w/ the amazing crafting system.

Is the game scary? No.

Is the game fun? hell yess.

I don't see why I shouldn't enjoy a game because it doesn't fit it's genre. If this was an action game, people would have enjoyed it just fine.

But since it sells itself in the horror genre, people are not OK w/ it.

As long as people don't get bogged down by their expectations and take it for what it is, I think most people would enjoy the game.

KonsoruMasuta991d ago

You don't just take it for what it is. The problem is, there were people who were expecting a horror game because that's the genre they prefer. Not every likes high octane action games.

The game decided to no longer cater to the people who like and/or prefer the horror genre. When they decided to do away with that aspect, they alienated a lot of people who bought the Dead Space games for that reason.

WildArmed991d ago

@Above

Yes, but the point is: It was a bad horror game.

It wasn't a bad GAME.

tubers991d ago

I enjoyed every main line dead space game. I just found the gameplay addicting.

1 > 3 > 2 for me.

starchild991d ago

Yeah, me too. I loved all three of them.

yeahokchief991d ago (Edited 991d ago )

youre bad

2 was teh best in the series over 1 and 3 is the worst. how you come up with ordering them completely wrong is beyond me.

2 took the scary elements of 1 and added a little bit of sweet action scenes plus the awesomeness of a hardcore mode with 3 saves.

have you considered some chicken tonight? chicken tonight?

Everyone of you here is getting disagrees and negative bubbles for having terrible opinions. Please die if you enjoyed this game and i mean that in the nicest way possible.

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