First Dead Space 2 Image, Isaac Sports Aggressive Look
If you were a fan of the original Dead Space - and really, who wasn't? - you're going to want to check out the next Game Informer issue.
To tease you a bit, here's a scan taken from that issue; it shows off the main character's new, somewhat sleeker and meaner armor. Perhaps the reason for this cosmetic alteration is due to the fact that EA really wants to push Isaac this time around: rather than just lumbering around, hoping to survive the onslaught of nasties, this dude is out to kick some serious ass in the sequel. In other words, it seems the team wanted to take him from defender to aggressor and this pic speaks volumes in that respect. We also appear to be looking at a new Necromorph, although it's a little difficult to tell at that angle... While some embrace the idea of a regular person who is simply trying to make it out alive ('glances in the direction of Silent Hill'), the more robust, alpha-male type has resonated with the newer generation. Kratos and Dante were examples last generation of an industry looking to add more flash and panache to their heroes and in all honesty, I think we were all a little sick of those whiny, "oh, I'll do it because I have to" heroes.
Dante and Kratos rule because they'll beat you to death and then spit on your corpse with a big smile on their faces. Maybe we'll get a little of that superiority attitude with Isaac in Dead Space 2...and it should work nicely.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 2
12/8/2009 9:35:36 PM John Shepard