Game Revolution writes: "You may have heard some whiners making little mewling, Comic-Book-Guy-style noises about how EA's forthcoming Dead Space is clearly and heavily influenced by a number of the more well-known dark, bloody science fiction/horror properties already out there-among them, Aliens, John Carpenter's The Thing, and the now cultishly appealing Event Horizon. I don't see how any of this can be even remotely construed as a problem. Every game gets its influences somewhere-and if your horrorshow sci-fi game is going to be influenced anyway, it by-Yog might as well be influenced by the best-the darkest, the bloodiest, and the nastiest.
At a recent EA event in San Francisco, we finally got our mitts on Dead Space. Dark, unfriendly starship corridors, freaky monsters, blood, gore, and the threats-both explicit and implicit-of zero-gravity, hard vacuum, and what C.S. Lewis called "the cold and dark of utmost space"... sounds promising so far. There's even a fair bit of unspoken, stylistic homage to the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft in there for good measure (hell-a silent, creepy little ghost-girl with her hair hanging in her eyes is the only thing that's missing…at least, we think it's missing…)"