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EA: Dead Space 3 Is "True To Its Roots"

After Dead Space 3 was revealed, many fans of the franchise went, "...wait, that's more action than horror."

And so it might be. But EA had good reason to produce this perceived shift in the next installment; they received some market research that said the first two titles were scary, but they also wanted someone to play with.

EA Games marketing boss Laura Miele said they wanted to bring the Dead Space franchise to more consumers, so they went to the community to ask for feedback. As it turns out, people liked the thriller part, but-

"We were hearing feedback that they love the thriller game, but it was pretty scary, and the obvious next step was that they wanted to play with someone. So we introduced co-op into the game.

The horror of Dead Space is still all there. It’s still true to its roots and no less scary, but people felt far more comfortable playing it with someone else than they did doing it on their own."

So basically, it's more of an upgrade in that we still have all the scary moments, but we get a co-op feature as well. Plus, action is always more mainstream than horror, so that's where the aforementioned shift comes in. We're just wondering how the fans will respond to this...

Related Game(s): Dead Space 3

Tags: dead space 3, dead space sequel, ea, dead space fans

7/20/2012 11:56:00 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:06:30 PM
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Oh it will be dark and atmospheric sure, but it will not deliver the experience that Dead Space 1 had. The best thing about Dead Space 1 was the isolation. the game was all in real time with barely any cut scenes. I just cannot see how DS3 will deliver this with co-op. I enjoyed DS2, but it wasn't half as scarey.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 2:43:31 PM

This what makes me sick about gaming lately, when the market research says they have to do something that kills the creative aspect (in this case isolation and horror) they just do it because the bucks are more important than the product. Thank God for the David Cage's of the world.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 3:42:03 AM

I don't get it, if you don't want to play with someone else you don't have to. This game doesn't require you to do it, and as far as I can tell there's only someone else with you if you're playing co-op so you're still alone, right? Why hate on an added option for people who want it. It's like having an easy mode for people who don't want to rage every time they die on the hard mode, they want to enjoy the game too now.

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cLoudou
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:36:35 PM
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Kids these days. "Too scared must play with someone so they can help me." The killing of survival horror.

Nothing against co-op but adding it just kills the horror aspect.

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BikerSaint
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 1:31:22 PM
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Hand holding is for singing around a campfire while roasting weenies & marshmallows.....
...."not for any MATURE, scary, games"

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MadPowerBomber
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 2:02:33 AM

...heh... sometimes singing around the campfire and rosting weeenies and mallows'll get you right in the middle of a horror movie. ;D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 2:41:38 PM
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You can't have it both ways. This direction and an A.I. partner means no sale. I'll try it used to make sure they get no money.

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MadPowerBomber
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 2:00:12 AM

It's optional. It's not forced co-op like RE5. It's only co-op if someone joins you, otherwise it's just Isaac. No other guy to be found.

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CrusaderForever
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 3:18:24 PM
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It's ok to add COOP as long as there is a dedicated SP with isolation as well. Especially for survival horror games.

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Snorge
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 9:53:10 PM
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It sounds to me like there were some scared ones out there who wanted to play the game but didn't have the nerves to play it by themselves, but would feel better with someone else playing with them though.

Don't get me wrong, I will more than likely be playing with a friend sooner or later, but to clearly state: "but it was pretty scary"..no "BUTS" that's kinda the point in my opinion as well. If you're scared don't complain, just don't play! I'm just saying...


Last edited by Snorge on 7/20/2012 9:55:25 PM

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___________
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 5:23:07 AM
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just goes to show how little EA actually understands of horror!
you cant have a co-op horror game, you just cant!
its like watching a scary movie with all the lights on, music muted and with 100 people.
its pretty pathetic that indie developers are the only ones that understand this!
look at the massive influx of indie horror games lately, like amnesia, slender, CTP series and even CTP containment shield.
its pretty pathetic that we have to look to single manned students for our horror fix, a genre that was up until recently so popular in the industry!

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