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Sunday, July 22

Dead Space too scary a game?

Dead Space 3 feeder

In some amusing propaganda / promotional talk for the forth coming Dead Space 3 game, marketing executive Laura Miele from EA said said research on the two predecessors to Dead Space 3 were "pretty scary" to play solo, and where a main reason  why co-op was included in the latest installment.

I say it's all talk (but the game is scary!) and that co-op is another tool to make the game play fun for friends!

Miele was quoted as saying "We received feedback to understand how we can take the game out to even more consumers. 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."

Miele went to assure fanboys that the inclusion of co-op for Dead Space 3 will not compromise the sheer terror that is a feature of the series thus far.

“The horror of Dead Space is still all there," she said. "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...Personally, I would rather go to a scary movie with my husband rather than sit at home with the lights out watching one on my own. We’re looking for that to reach out to consumers that perhaps were not open to Dead Space 1 and 2.”

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I gotta be honest, I only recently got my hands on the original Dead Space game. So far it has it's moments.... full review to follow. 

2 comments:

Joshua said...

I wouldn't say I've found the series to be terrifying thus far, but it certainly is exciting, and that's what I'm there for. Oh, and maybe just some swanky-looking sci-fi, cool tech, and laughing with Visceral over their Unitologist quasi-religion. Those silly Hubbologists.

James Ryan said...

That must happen in the second game. On my current play through, I doubt I'll play the 2nd - would you recommend it?