Dead Space 2 'more action than horror'

CVG: Dead Space 2 will feature less horror and more action that its predecessor, according to developer Visceral Games.

The studio - whose Dante's Inferno hits UK stores on Friday - said it has a dedicated team working on DS2 and that the new game would "empower" players.

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RedGr3mlin3084d ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't do that ... plz don't do that..

More horror then action plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't go Re5 on me now :(

Well i guess i wont by this game then...

TheDudeAbides3084d ago

DS was pretty much a horror game in the first 2-3 chapters, after that it wasn't scary anymore for me at least.
I doubt they can keep the horror pace through whole game.

snaz273084d ago

couldnt agree more, dead soace was such a welcome suprise and defo in my top 5 if not top 3 games this gen! they go down the more action route then its a no buy from me too! i mean the first had planty of action anyway! you think they wanna increase sales by reducing the age rating or something? such a shame! what other horror games we had this gen? the only decent franchise and they ruin it already! i wish they would do a project zero ps3 game! man id be all over that, loved those games!

Venatus-Deus3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

the 1st was my 3rd fav game this gen.

No Horror... NO BUY!


@ TheDudeAbides

Nothing can maintain being scary for 10-12 hours because the surroundings become too familiar. What DS did brilliantly was maintain scenarios that had people on the edge of their seats. Even in the later chapters the player has heighten levels of readiness going through doors and around corners. You don’t actually have to experience fear for the game to continue working.

And don’t get me started on the Sound! DS should have been awarded Oscars for its use.

LOL… Dead Space fan boy right here!

Nihilism3084d ago

*puts fist through monitor*

EA, you suck.


From the guy who bought Dead Space, Mirrors Edge and a lot of EA published games in recent times.


@ Venatus-Deus

totally agree with you. Dead Space was actually my favorite new IP this gen and it was my personal game of the year for 2008 above gears 2 and resistance 2.

it's a shame they have gone down this path.

they could have dominated the horror scene, but by doing this they will now have to compete with all the other action games out there.

I am really sad at the thought of this, I suppose it was too good to be true.

Guido3084d ago

RE went the way of action and it now sucks arse. Too bad they are now doing the same thing to Dead Space. It was awesome being scary and now it is ruined with more action.

Chris3993084d ago

For how to ruin a franchise.

The guys at Visceral must have missed the memo.

Baka-akaB3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

Dont forget that some of the people responsible for the first dead Space went away to activision .

That should have been a first clue things would be the same . That and the decision to do Dante's inferno .

And EA most likely want it to sell far more than DS1 , hence the action and co-op idea.

Of course then , when or if they fail again to sell as much as they want (as if 1.5 million unit for a new horror ip was a failure , but hey that's EA's greed for you , along with people deciding that 1 million isnt a lot anymore , based on max 5-8 games selling in the range of 5 each year)

bacon133084d ago

OH C'MON! The horror elements of DS1 were great. This is a classic case of dollar signs winning out over fan service. More horror than action or GTFO!

raztad3084d ago

I knew EA was about to ruin DS just to get casuals on board. I wish them well. I dont need another TPS. Time for replaying the original.

dragunrising3084d ago

I'm not all concerned with this news... I've played through the game 5 times and am desensitized to the horror aspect of it. I can't wait for the sequel! Day one purchase.

fossilfern3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )


WHY THE F**K!!!!!!

Here Visceral Games remember what happend to RE ? yeah your heading down that path you stupid twats

lovestospoodge3084d ago

who the hell would ever be like
"DS 1 was just way to scary for me"


CaptainKratos3084d ago

FAAAK!!! i liked it more then the resident evil 4 and 5!!! cuz of the horror!!! man this sucks.

ThanatosDMC3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

What happened to the original devs who loved the idea of scaring the balls off players?

Maybe it's because they're adding co-op? I bet there's a way to make it scary even with co-op.

AntoineDcoolette3084d ago

"We're more focused on the action than the horror this time. We're more empowering to the player. We've got a lot of feature innovation and we feel comfortable because we have something with resonance and we have something that's so capable."

He didn't say more action than horror >_> He just said more focused!... As in they possibly want more intense action moments compared to the first game. Never once was it mentioned that DS2 will be more action than horror. Hey, I'm trying to be optimistic here. -.-

BlackTar1873084d ago

My uncle was the floor manager for the developers at EA and helped make most of the guns in the game and he left and took a bunch of the dead space team to Namco. He loves when i tell him how much Dead Space kicked ass because it was his final game at EA. I doubt he's spiteful but ill tell him how they seem to be ruining it now and that will probably piss him off.

ChineseDemocracy3084d ago

Okay. well, i guess that solidifies my decision in not purchasing this game.

Gen0ne3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

Aww man, you blew it EA. You blew it. Couldn't resist the the call of the RE5 band wagon could you? Well, chalk that up as the 1st major disappointment of 2010 for me. I'll buy it used just to spite them. Hopes and dreams dashed guys. Excellent work.

Edit: Ok, that was my knee jerk reaction. After reading some of the other less emotional and more rational posts here, I do understand why the felt the need to go this route. That would be money. Gotta pay the bills. But, that doesn't mean I have to like it, cause I don't.

RE5, in SPAAAAAACE!!! *ugh*

Nikuma3084d ago


This game just fell off my radar for now... who knows if it'll make it back on.


I'm second in on that, what the hell??? is surviving horror genre now not involving horror anymore??!?!

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Meryl3084d ago

I was starting to think of dead space as the new RE.

redsquad3084d ago

And this franchise may have been nobbled just out the starting gates!
First one: Great reviews and popular with the public... What do they do? Change it!

BeaArthur3084d ago

Yeah, if you are too scared to play it go back to Pokemon green (or whatever color they are on). If it ain't broke don't fix it.

OneShotThrill3084d ago

They just wanna rake in more sales