Mafia lead designer: “Dead Space 3 turned into something nobody will like”

Daniel Vávra, lead designer on Mafia, laments the current gaming landscape for being publisher-driven and risk-averse, citing Dead Space 3 as an example of “turning something interesting into something nobody will like.”

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GTRrocker6662656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

So he is talking about how we need more original ideas but was the lead designer on a GTA clone. Sorry but it is true. Make better games. Be the change. Stop preaching about what you hate and then go and do the same thing.

Also, Dead Space always was a horror action shooter. I dont get where people have this idea that it used to be like silent hill or something. So the people who hate on dead space 2 or 3 must not remember Dead Space 1 at all. I do because I replay it every year. That is my fav new series this gen. What ever changes are made, they still have no problem retaining the horror. And they will do it again in DS3.

-MD-2656d ago

Dead Space 1 was much closer to what horror fans wanted than Dead Space 2 was. Dead Space 2 amplified the ACTION portion of the game.

tigertron2656d ago

Yes, but it was the perfect balance between horror and action.

I'd like to see either the same mixture in DS2, or complete survival horror like in Dead Space.

GTRrocker6662656d ago

I am a horror fan and I like Dead Space 2 more than 1. 1 also has more boss battles than one. So that is one element where 1 has more action than 2.

Mounce2655d ago

I know Dead Space 1 was made for like, a true Horror-themed game, they targeted Horror and influenced it from dozens of movies, games and books. Second was more on action like what RE4 did however what I did appreciate, which made me love Dead Space 2 more than the first is....

The voice actor and character they built up on for Isaac, the mood and personality added upon the 'Mute person' was great, and I loved the development, the story given and the ending to his story at DS2 in which it sorta was a sad ending, you felt really bad for Isaac going through so much only to just sit there and give up, be ready for death only to be saved miraculously. There was still plenty of spooks and to me there's not many horror games that exist but I don't mind Dead Space series taking a blend of Action over Horror as doing proper horror is more difficult than most people can imagine. Being anxious and fearful of death when playing Hardcore mode, fearing to make a mistake, desiring survival and not feeling like a Tank and ONLY on Hardcore mode, does the game truly shine. To me, Dead Space never had good or true horror, it just had sort of a.... Nod and tip of the cap towards the genre but was still going to be a hybrid from the first games launch.

Awesome_Gamer2655d ago

Dead Space 2 didn't amplifie the action aspect of the series, that's a lie, i prefer the first one, but 2 is also scary, i'm not getting my hopes up for 3 though.

iChii2655d ago

Even so, I still found Dead Space 2 somewhat scary and Isaac's personality is one of the best I've ever seen. I haven't liked a character so much since Jak first talked on Jak 2.. but seriously.. Dead Space 3 looks kind of disappointing..maybe not as disappointing as Resident Evil 6, but its sure as hell looks disappointing..

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SephirothX212656d ago

I you played Mafia, you would no that it is not a GTA clone. It released in 2002 when GTA 3 had only released a year beforehand. It is quite different from GTA.

StanSmith2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Mafia was far from a GTA Clone. Just be because a game has an open world where you can drive and shoot, people rush to claim it as a GTA clone.

Mafia had a serious adult story before GTA4 decided to grow up. To say Mafia was the clone is laughable.

NYC_Gamer2656d ago

Mafia was a pure classic..

Grap2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

What GTA clone? you obviously didn't play MAFIA 2. there's should be a report button for idiotic comments.

FriedGoat2655d ago

Mafia released less than a year after GTA 3. Its hardly a clone.

PastyGangster2655d ago

Mafia, GTA clone? You're an idiot. Mafia 2 had a better story than GTA IV did, and better gameplay. Just because it is a open world game doesn't make it a GTA clone.

SegataShanshiro2655d ago

Well I think it is going to be the same as resident evil 6, full of action and no scary parts other than a big BOO!

Rated E for everyone (retard)

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AllroundGamer2656d ago

well he's probably right, Dead Space 3 went full RE6 retard...

e-p-ayeaH2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Dead Space 3 is basically Army of Two with aliens as enemies.

Baka-akaB2656d ago

the worst part is when you put lost planet 3 and dead space 3 side by sides , you wouldnt know wich is wich , if not for the tech's engine's own qualities and shortcomings

bubblebeam2655d ago


"...wich is wich..."

Lol, when I was reading your comment, in my head I pronounced it "wick is wick". I then had to slap myself in the face and re-read it.

Almost had me there........ it's "which" by the way ;)

Baka-akaB2655d ago

that's what happens when you type in another language at 4 am :p

R6ex2655d ago

I'm glad DS3 went the action route, as I won't be buying a pure horror game.

FarCryLover1822656d ago

I am not planning on buying this one since they have changed the direction in a terrible way. But if I do buy it, I could wait 2 months until it is half priced.

FunAndGun2655d ago

I feel the same way.

Bought DS1 day one
Bought DS2 day one

Will be waiting to pick up DS3, if at all.

Nodoze2656d ago

Dead Space 3 went all lost planet (which didn't sell well either)!?

While I understand the publisher's side of things here as there is ALOT of money at can't create the next GTA or other big title by copying existing content.

A good recent example are ANALyst remarks to Rock Star that Red Dead Redemption would never sell. Imagine if that jewel of a game was left on the cutting room floor due to some stupid ANALyst remarks.

You must take risks in order to create the next big thing.

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