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Dead Space 3 Allegedly Features Co-op

Major gameplay and weapon changes to come as well?

Dead Space 3 will have drop-in, drop-out co-op, according to an IGN source's report. Isaac Clarke will, if players choose, fight alongside a man with a gnarly scar on his face, an engineering RIG of his own, and glowing red eyes peering from his helmet. During single-player, this character acts as Isaac’s guide. Sounds like he’ll need one: IGN’s source detailed a desolate snow planet that sounds an awful lot like the rumored Tau Volantis, with events happening around an unidentified facility.

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Lord_Sloth1989d ago (Edited 1989d ago )

Co-Op that won't effect the single player mode? Hell yeah!

I'll take co-op over PVP any day anyway!

sinncross1989d ago

As long as I can play the game solo that is all that matters. Then hook up with a friend and just enjoy the game on a pure action basis.

guitarded771989d ago

I'm a co-op whore, but I want the story to be a single player experience. The thing that makes Dead Space great is the sense of isolation... it breeds fear. A co-op hoard mode would be fun though and wouldn't affect the single player experience. EA can save the co-op campaign for Army of Four or whatever it's gonna be called.

da_2pacalypse1989d ago

As much as I love co-op, i'm not sure this is the game that necessarily needs it, but maybe that's just me.

Army_of_Darkness1988d ago

That's why RE5 wasn't scary at all, Not even a freakin' jump scare?!

sinncross1988d ago

The thing is that I dont feel it is just the co-op that made RE5 non scary... because I think co-op can definitely work.

the problem with current survival horrors is the protagonist themselves. Take RE5... Chris looks like hes packing steroids... to the point where he punches a boulder... and you can pick up some heavy fire power. The very character you play as feels like a machine. Its different to the older games or something like the original Silent Hills where your character was just some ordinary guy in which almost anything can constitute as dangerous.

I don't think developers realise how important the character you play as is to the importance of creating a survival horror atmosphere.

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WeskerChildReborned1989d ago

That's awesome that you can share the horror experience with another person.

user54670071989d ago

What horror would you be sharing though, if your with a friend it wouldnt even be scary. You'd be chatting away to him, backing each other up...hardly scary.

OdinX1989d ago

I wouldn't say that Dead Space was ever pure horror, but more of a thriller, and I believe if done right, they can still produce similar results with a more than one player. An easy way to do this is have a lot more enemies on screen at once, small passage ways, and tougher enemies in general. It can be done, it's just something that takes thinking on the devs part, but I welcome co-op in any form it may come in DS.

Lord_Sloth1989d ago

@ MikeCosgrove
That's okay. I've never found any movie or game scary so I'm playing my game for the fun factor and the enjoyable storyline, not the "fear factor" or anything.

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AusRogo1989d ago

Atleast if we really want a scare we can play solo. Unlike RE5, where solo wasnt even scary at all. Co op would be awesome in this!

FarCryLover1821989d ago (Edited 1989d ago )

Sounds good to me. I wish Dead Space 2 would have had a co-op survival mode instead of the multiplayer that it had. Kudos to those who liked it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea and it felt forced. I played it a handful of times and just didn't want to come back for more. A "horde" mode on the other hand would be a fun multiplayer component to compliment the spectacular single player experience.

I also feel like EA are going to target a Q1 2013 release for this. Can't wait to see DS3 stuff at E3!

user54670071989d ago

Optional or not....co-op doesn't belong in a horror game

Jeez....did they not see the kafuffle that went on with RE5

I wouldn't mind if someome like Ellie was with you but only if you spilt up alot and could play her in a few chapters...maybe without armor like issac she could be more vulnerable, giving her levels more of a challenge

FarCryLover1821989d ago

But the co-op member won't be with you if you are playing alone. In the case of RE5, Sheva was always with you and was annoying as can be. I agree with what you say about being vulnerable and whatnot and that co-op doesn't really belong in it in a sense, but at least this co-op isnt mandatory or will mess the game up. This sounds like it could be fun.

Skate-AK1989d ago

I believe it. There was a "leak" months ago that talked about him being on a frozen planet.

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