Dead Space 3 Dev On Why Dementia Is Just So Darn Scary
Dead Space 3 should scare the sh** out of you. And why? Well, partly because dementia is enough to make any rational person's skin crawl.
The cooperative style will be in full effect in the latest horrific iteration of the popular series, as a deadly duo will make their way through the game's campaign as best they can.
But if you're playing with a human partner, there's a twist: One of you might suddenly be struck with hallucinations, which the other can't see. And executive producer Steve Papoutsis told CVG that this is going to be a critical part of how the team generates fear and tension. It's also about utilizing a fresh feature.
"Yeah, so that was one of the things that when we were kicking around the idea of co-op we really wanted to innovate and make it feel different and unique to Dead Space. Dementia has been an undercurrent throughout the Dead Space games: it's always been there and has always been a big cornerstone of the franchise, so we were able to utilize dementia in a way that allows Carver and Isaac to see different things from time to time.
That creates an interesting dynamic when you're sitting in your house, I'm sitting in my house, and now I'm saying, 'What are you doing man? Help me out here - what are you doing!?!' And you're saying, 'Are you crazy? I'm seeing something totally different, you're not seeing this?'
You start to have a little argument and it's like you're having real-life dementia when the characters in the game are having dementia and it's different, nobody's done that. We're very excited to show that off."
Papoutsis went on to describe a few examples of when a character's sanity begins to abandon him. There are times when our partner will indescribably disappear and we're left facing some demonic scene, while that partner can easily see us...and see us totally freaking out. You can't say this wouldn't give you the chills...
Related Game(s): Dead Space 3
12/27/2012 9:34:45 PM Ben Dutka