The final chapter in Visceral Games' horror trilogy isn't so bad after all.
It was...I mean jeez, it basically killed the franchise - It lost all its big horror themes - It went full action, a crime which at the time was committed by Capcom with their latest Resident Evil games, so they clearly knew the consequences but did it anyway. - The new character, you're partner, was a bland, generic space marine with no personality, I mean they set up Elle in Dead Space 2 and she was in this game, if they HAD to include co-op why not her? - Speaking of co-op...the feature as a whole, again they didn't learn off Capcom where they were killing the Resident Evil franchise, loosing the horror element. The game also then sucked when playing play yourself, you lost that alone, isolated tension and overall lost the horror element. - The story got ridiculous, I mean the overall story of Dead Space is out there I'm not going to pretend it's not, but by the end we had a giant moon sized Necromorphs. Like, they could have just stuck with the marker and brought in a central "queen" Necromorph overall, probably would have been a better route to go down, either that or just someone at the head of EarthGov or Unitologist cult The Circle.
Also the love triangle subplot.
Oh yeah I forgot about that. That was so fucking stupid.
Hey!!! Spoil alert… I never played part 3… then again if it’s as bad as you all say…. Carry on
I enjoyed this game a lot.. didn’t disturb me at all it didn’t stay dark because the first two were also very action oriented.. I enjoyed the possibility to craft weapons and that they removed the loading screens between levels. What I didn’t like though is that they didn’t create any new enemy for this one they were all seen before. For the first post who says like Capcom did with RE, RE4 5 6 were a complete redirection whereas DS3 kept the same gameplay recipe.. yes big part of it was happening in the daylight but that’s not a change in direction..
Giovonni Never heard of objectivity.? Tastes are a nature thing.. I for example loved DS3 I didn’t feel any off track it felt the same with some very welcome additions I ,mentioned above. The game is almost free now, give it a shot The game felt similar yet very different and fresh.. DS2 felt exact same as1 due to the environment being the exact same. DS3 tried to do thing differently and I’m glad they did
Last halloween played through Dead space 2, loved every second of it. Tried Dead space 3 right after. That cartoony look, love triangle and human enemies, coop partner that you never hear or see when playing alone but appears on the cutscenes (the maps even don't fit two players properly lol)....after 2h I was sick of it and quit the game - delete local content. It's not shit, but it's bad enough when compared to the first and second instalment.
Yeah DS1-2 are awesome tried DS3 but never got into it
Don't forget the resource gathering robot that took 10 minutes to get you supplies unless you paid real money to get your resources in 5 minutes. One of the earliest, most predatory ideas of a microtransaction to ever 'grace' a game. Oh, and having quite literally 900 bullets and 25 med packs in your inventory is hardly the survival horror Dead Space was built upon. Yeah, it is as bad as I remember.
Damn beat me to it
Micro transactions for resources to upgrade your weapons. It was effectively impossible to find enough to max out your weapons. Eghh
The one coop element that was cool was the fact that one of you was going crazy the whole time. However, they butchered it. They could have made it subtle where you were t sure if you were going crazy. Instead they filled the game with clowns.
Yeah I saw a video about that, great idea that never came into fruition because of EA management. It went something along the lines that they wanted to steer more to into horror territory and design the whole game around that other one sees everything as is and other is going crazy and seeing hallucinations. EA told them to scrap it, then later told them to add coop because of RE5 was a success. the maps etc. never were designed for it. they never had the time to balance it properly and it shows.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... never mind, here's the whole scoop.
Coming from ones opinion, I on the other hand and many others disagree.
while it failed miserably at bringing more of what Dead Space 1 and 2 offered it was still a good, enjoyable game; imo. As you mentioned, there is no shortage of notable issues with Dead Space 3, though. It was a disservice to the franchise but a good game nonetheless. & let's be real here. When a developer strikes lightning in the bottle it's more probable than not everything goes downhill at some point. Especially when the publisher is pushing for change which is what's rumored to be the case and reason for Dead Space 3 being what it was. What, one or two games later Visceral was shuttered by EA; or at the very least I believe most of the core team and management were gone. side note: It still baffles me anyone at EA or Visceral thought a police based Battlefield was a good idea..... Thing is, for all intensive purposes Dead Space was a perfect game. Dead Space 2 was more of that solid experience. Then the suites step in, allegedly. We need this game to move more units so make it more accessible to appeal to a wider audience, cater to multi-player gamers by giving the game co-op etc. Dead Space is very much the definition of what a solo player horror game should be. Minus the mediocre story. I think if Visceral were able to make the game as they wanted it would've been another banger. But in EAs infinite greed they decided the game needed change; allegedly. & here we are over a decade later and EA is handing the reigns to another team since Visceral is shuttered and I have absolutely no faith that they'll pull off a Remake. Furthermore, why even remake what is already perfect? The game simply can't get any better. Maybe you add a few more shit your pants moments or whatever but you're taking a supermodel and sending her in for plastic surgery. Surely with EA's emphasis on making it more appealing and pushing max units sold.
EA Want Risk with Dead Space 3. While Dead Space 2 Sold Very Well (over 4 million copies) but still not enough to Them since the game was cost $60 million to make (+ marketing, tax, etc)
Right on, this game was a disaster.
About The Brother moons, the Visceral Games plan it since the first game. There is a hint/reference on Dead Space 1 and 2.
It's not a bad game, just not the fans want. I really like the idea your coop partner (Carver) saw something that you (Issac) can't see.
Yeah buddy those coop missions were good fun... Issac having to defend you both, while carver has gone all fetal position....coop asymmetric gameplay 😎👍
Definitely not a bad game, just not the best dead space game.
This. It's not that the game itself doesn't have merrit, it's just not what fans of the series were expecting
I did enjoy making weapons in Dead Space 3. However, Dead Space 3 lacks tension. Ammo was far too easy to manage. Also, the weapon crafting allowed the player to create some rather overpowered [or overly effective] weapons.
Agreed. When sequels are supposed to build upon the prior iterations, make improvements, tie up the story arc, maybe put the storyline in motion for a new direction, etc... And it just disappointed in all those aspects and traded it for an action game. Call of Dead Space was more like it.
I enjoyed the coop for what it was...the mental health problems your team mate suffers from lead to some strange plays...only if you do the optional coop only missions though. But yeah I can't disagree in saying it killed the franchise...to many human enemies,like colonial marines,shitty mtx...and a lack of horror partly due to the coop. I would love to see a reboot / dead space 4,but back to its horror roots.😎👍
IIRC, Unitologist Soldiers appear 3-4 times throughout the game.
Overblown issues during a time when microtransactions was a sensitive topic. I played it on hard difficult I was fully upgraded except for two slots by the end of the game. Goes to show once again reviewers are some of the worst gamers.
Sure it’s not a bad game i guess but it’s a bad Dead Space/horror game.
oh..typical thegamer.com article.
It wasn't good, at the very least. I feel like co-op horror games are inherently less scary because of the shared experience. I do appreciate DS3 doing the hallucinations for the 2nd player, making it a bit different, but then they go and make it easier and more action based with universal ammo. How is a round for a giant saw blade the same as a round for an assault rifle? Perhaps if it started its own series or off-shoot it wouldn't be regarded as badly, but compared to Dead Space 1 & 2 it was BAD. Like Mass Effect Andromeda, not necessarily a bad game if it wasn't Mass Effect, but compared to the Trilogy, it was BAD.
Tried to play it through recently…gave up half way. Doesn’t nail action well and abandoned the suspense horror at atmosphere of the original games. Basically misses all targets….result is a completely forgettable game.
It absolutely is. Lost its identity. But I could have maybe gotten on board with the Prometheus Uncharted thing if it weren’t for the coop and the bullshit micro t weapons system. Ruined it.
It wasn't scary. There, I said it. And then you add in a friend and it's really really not scary. Not to mention, some of the 'wave' rooms were just annoying and frustrating to get through. I didn't enjoy my time playing this game, and I probably won't now.
its not a bad game, but it wasnt .. horror at all. and there was a really weird love triangle thing going on.
It was bad. EA tried to make it action.
Ah the classic EA paid propaganda roles out.
Dead Space 3 is a solid 8 for me. When you're in space going from space ship to space ship with Zero G sections in between it is top tier Dead Space. And i liked mixing and matching different secondary and primary weapon fire. But when you get to the planet...it gets bland for a bit until you go into alien architecture at the end. The snow just made everthing look so bland. I think it's time for a trilogy replay...
Compared to One it absolutely is.
Then why did the franchise come to a halt after that? Oh yeah, it was terrible. 4/10 tbh.
Awful. I don’t think I ever finished it. Dead space 1 is one of my favorite games. Top 5 all time probably. Setting the bar so high makes me less forgiving to average or subpar games from them. It makes the disappointment that much more potent. If you make average games all of the time I’m more forgiving and can enjoy it more. That’s not very fair but it is what it is.
I have the digital version on my PS3 & I only played about 3 hours of it.
I didn't mind Dead Space 3 it wasn't as good as 1 or 2 I never did the campaign co-op but I still enjoyed it I would still take it over RE5 and RE6 any day.
Sadly It wasn't a survival horror game anymore.
I literally beat this game just a few months ago with a friend. The coop dynamic had a few cool ideas. However, it was overall a poor experience. Bad story. Not scary. Enemies weren't interesting. And it had so many copy and pasted assets. It isn't what a dead space game should be at all.
I wasn't disappointed at all, great game imo.
I never played 3. Played the first two but didn't like them, didn't finish them either. I plan on giving them another go and I'll play 3 as well
pointless love triangle that actually undid a lot of the good part of two shitty micro transaction yup its trash
its not bad it just isnt dead space. plus it has micros........ fuck that
Lol no it was as bad as I remember. Practically ruined the franchise. So bad it was that I can't even look at or touch the game if I came across a physical copy.
I don't need to read this article to say "YES. Yes it was."
Couldn't disagree more after having also played it recently, if the co-op gameplay had been as fine-tuned as say RE5 than it would be a much better experience instead of the broken mess it ended up being.
Yes it is. I recently “tried” to replay it. Right after dead space 1&2 … I couldn’t beat it out of lack of tolerance
I enjoyed it. It wasn't as good as 1 or 2, but it was still a good solo romp. It could've been way better, but it could've been much worse. The gameplay was still fun.
I liked it. It was fun.
I never actually played it. I think I heard too many bad things about it - moving in a more action orientated direction took away a lot of the suspense it seems, and it was this that put me off, so I didn't ever play it.
Well, It's was more action-orientated since Dead Space 2 but that game still has tense/suspense. Dead Space 3 Quite lost it even Solo Mode because you don't need to cut the limb anymore + universal ammo
Yes it is, it's an absolute master class in how to destroy a franchise. I played trough the series in it's entirety a few years back in Dead Space 3 was an absolute chore to play trough. I came so close to just wiping the game from the One X..but I kept going. Felt like you played "Horde-mode" janked up to 11. No horror, just stupid brainless action and no soul in this game. The graphics were nice, but that' about ut. Absolute trash.
Dead space 3 was [email protected]#$ awesome. And it had coop.
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