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Visceral: Dead Space 2 is intentionally less scary

Dead Space 2′s creative director Wright Bagwell (who has an amazing name) has revealed that the developers chose to turn down the scare-o-meter for sections of Dead Space 2, after players of the first game found it to be too constantly intense.

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DA_SHREDDER2917d ago (Edited 2917d ago )

Less scary? Man. I wish I could tell.

Tachyon_Nova2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

Here is Dead Spaces way of being 'scary'. Walk down corridor, enemy jumps out, kill enemy,, walk 10 metres, an enemy jumps out, kill enemy, repeat 4 times. Turn corner, enemy jumps out, kill enemy, repeat 5 times.

It isn't scary when its so predictable. If you guys think DS is scary, harden up!

hay2916d ago

Depends on person, but that's the reason I stopped playing Dead Space after few hours. Stopped being scary once you realise the scaryness comes from surprise.

bunfighterii2916d ago

What scared me most was the sound.

Like that bit in the elevator when your hear the woman scream, and your wondering if your going crazy or its someone screaming. Then you get to the top and there's that dead person that limps off around the corner, and the whispering voice 'make us whole again'...

That's the kind of shit that scared me.

WhiteNoise2916d ago


Or you could not be a jackass and like so many other who watch movies, read books or play games FU<KING USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND EMPATHISE!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's when the games are actually enjoyable, and yes dead space was scary.

Back to COD for you now, I get the impression you don't like to think a lot.

AntoineDcoolette2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

You forgot these parts.

*Walk through dark as fvck place, sudden loud static noise from television turning on in front of player, scares sh!t out of player*

*Walks down corrider, Isaac enters hallucination and sudden unexpected noise makes player jump.*

Also I really dislike this whole "developers chose to turn down the scare-o-meter for sections of Dead Space 2, after players of the first game found it to be too constantly intense." quote. That's what made the first great.

I've only played about the first 15 minutes of DS2 to check it out cause I want to finish Extraction first but I do feel the whole, Dead Space 1 was ALIEN and Dead Space 2 is ALIENS (cos faster pace) thing going on, especially the whole running to safety bit when the game starts.

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JsonHenry2916d ago

well that sucks. Especially since I didn't think the first dead space was scary. I have to keep reminding myself that I am "old" now and when I was in high school I was playing much scarier games like Silent Hill and the First Resident Evil games.

The people who think dead space is scarier must be the younger generation that doesn't know any better.

Zinc2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

Honestly, the first Silent Hill was a completely new experience for video games for me. I remember the first time I walked through the fog/ash in the city and you couldn't see anything... and then the weird noises off in the distance.

If you want to be scared or at least put on edge, play Amnesia: The Dark Descent on the PC. That has many moments where I was truly full of trepidation and on edge.

AntoineDcoolette2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

The early Resident Evil games aren't all that scary. Hell, when i was playing RE3 it was using those pop-out boo shock tactics some people complain about in Dead Space. At least Dead Space throughs in a bit of psychological horror. I'll agree with Silent Hill being superior in the scare factor though.

ps3rider2917d ago

I think u are mistaken Visceral this time by making it less scary.

tony67672916d ago

scary or not i love this game

Shane Kim2916d ago

The only games I've found scary from all the time I've played videogames are RE1-3, Silent Hill 1 and Fear 1.

UnwanteDreamz2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

Man I remember playing Silent Hill in the dark by myself. That game was twisted. I miss those days. Dead Space 1 and 2 are far more gory but not half as scary.

Fatal Frame was another good one.

JsonHenry2916d ago

Yeah man, the only game I have played in the past couple of years that was scary or creepy was the Pnenumbra games and Amnesia: Dark Decent. If you like horror games try those.

TheDivine2916d ago

Yea fear scared me because of the girl alma. Monsters and zombies arnt scary to me but supernatural sh** like demons and ghosts scare me, creepy sounds that build up to something. Dead space was more of a panicky gam to me trying to run or shoot everything before thy got you.

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Op242916d ago

Idk Visceral. I'm only on chapter 3 and i've screamed "OH SHIT!" atleast 10 times lol

morventhus2916d ago

why do i get the feeling....... you scream oh shit more out of surprise... than actually being scared

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