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Is Dead Space worth getting into?

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Wraithldr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I made a journal for this. Got some responses. I feel that this can give me a broader idea though.

I really want to try the Dead Space games, only thing is, normally I would borrow them from a friend, but, none of my friends own a copy of either 1 or 2 or both.

Before I spend money on a copy, I want to know if this franchise is actually worth the money. Is there actually a reasonable amount of intrigue to justify a purchase, or are they only popular for their thriller/horror aspects?
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Cindertwig Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I didn't find them very scary but they are a couple of awesome action/horror games.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I love the Dead Space series, it's awesome. It's well worth your time if you like survival horror.

The animated movies.....eh...they're kinda suck.
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NotoriousAkber Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all depends, if u like horror, space age reality and hollow darkness with very frighting sudden encounters then dead space is for you. Let me tell you something, i bought Dead space the day it was released; paid full price cuz my friends kept telling me id like it. Not even 15 minutes into played i took the game out of my ps3, put it back in the case and rushed back to gamestop and the guy was like WTF?? i said just told him i crapped my pants at the beginning and after a few minutes of gameplay i got very scared of the creatures in it. This was the shortest game i ever played in history, thats how much it scared me. I never even bothered with dead space 2 and so on.
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Chris000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the story of it, and I am genuinely scared by some events that were in Dead Space 2. I think of it as a much scarier game than Dead Space 1, and the environment is much more grounded than the halls of the Ishimura, which makes it all that much scarier.

The plot is disturbing enough to make it not quite scary in itself, but the more you think about it, the more you start to question the Marker. I still don't know what the Markers truly are beyond what is told to us in the games. I know there's more and I know there's something sinister behind it.

You want scary though? Play Dead Space 2 on Hardcore. 3 saves. That's it. Choose wisely.

Since I haven't played Dead Space 3 beyond the demo, I can't say whether the game is scary or not. Don't forget, Isaac has been fighting these things for 3 years now if not more. He shouldn't be that afraid, and neither should we. The demo eased us into the fact that yes, things are a bit different now, but at the core, Dead Space still plays like the others.

But I want to see how this story ends. Regardless of whether I like it or not, I have to play it. Then I have to play it again in co-op because of the unique dialogue.
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ReignXCrimson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
In my opinion dead space was the scariest and 2 was very engaging. The story is good and original as far as i know and very well detailed so yeah i recommend it
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the first two are good, as for these people bitching about 3? they've played a small demo, not the whole game so play the first and second ones then decide if you want to play 3
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
3 wasn't half as bad as I expected it to be. The changes made were all fairly obvious and they sort of felt like they were lingering around but they didn't hurt the game. Not to mention that most of the annoying stuff like micro-transactions and day one DLC can be completely ignored.
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Spunty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Dead Space 1- It has many cliche pop scares, but overall good. It's atmosphere is creepy and some areas can be pretty tense. If you want a real fun time: play on the hardest difficulty in the dark. Tensest shit ever. 8.5/10

Dead Space 2- Shorter and faster than 1, and more combat oriented, but still a pretty good game. Plus, Online! 8/10

Dead Space 3- Take everything that made Dead Spaces 1 and 2 fun (atmosphere, scariness, lonely feeling) and toss it into a paper shredder. It's a slower paced Gears of War in the snow. Shit game. 0/10 Would not even bother pirating.
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Also, the games aren't exactly costly. You can get both of them from anywhere between 5-10 bucks, and Steam has them in a bundle that usually drops to about the same price range during Steam sales.

But if you are getting them on a console, get them for PS3. Dead Space 2 comes with an additional full spin-off game that originally was released for the Wii that is a well done stand alone product and it serves as a prequel to the first game.
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes. It is worth it. The first game does have some tedious bits with turret sequences, but the second game got rid of them. It's probably one of the deepest third person shooter/survival games I've ever played. Everything about it has an extensive focus to detail and variety. I literally got over 200 hours out of the games, just from trying various weapons and strategies and upgrading all the equipment you unlock over the course of the game. It also has New Game + and an at least half-decent competitive MP in Dead Space 2. Dead Space 2 and 3 have demos, and 3 looks to be the most promising and challenging entry yet.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I've only played the 2nd one. It wasn't fun, but that's really the point of the game. I liked it
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Dead Space 2 is quite fun. Dead Space 3 looks like a complete waste though.
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
...yeah, definitely a waste. I mean, it's only adding weapon crafting, promising co-op, four difficulties that are as varied as DmC's, new enemy types, more variety in environments... yeah, that definitely doesn't sound like anything worth even trying the demo for.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I know right
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
The whole point of Dead Space is being isolated in a dark scary environment. You are not isolated, you have co-op, you are in a light environment, and you fight humans at some point.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Oh you determine the direction of the series and the story line? Didn't know that.
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Requiemthefallen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I played the demo. It's just as isolating being in a tundra with snow blinding you beyond the few feet in front of you. The co-op is optional and actually didn't really change much of anything for me (they spent an extensive amount of time trying to make it work as fluidly within the system as possible, and it's already been stated they wanted to do it from the beginning). The environment has sunlight, yes. That doesn't mean it's happy or upbeat. In fact, the environment is still oppressive, but less Resident Evil, more Silent Hill: Shattered Memories style. The humans almost always get killed off by necromorphs, if every gameplay vid is any indication, and they only pop up for brief sections. The vast majority of content shown by the devs has featured Necromorphs, and only Necromorphs. The humans are just to spice up the flavor -- like how there's on-rails flight sections from Dead Space 2 and the turret sequences from Dead Space 1. If you were able to stand the turret sequences, you can stand fighting a few humans. It won't be nearly as irritating. Keep an open mind, dude.
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PhantasmaStriker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
The lighting effects in the Dead Space games are magnificent. Dead Space 1 and 2 should be fairly cheap by now and might be worth looking into. Beat the crap outta the first game and got the Platinum trophy, wish I could Plat the 2nd game but Hardcore mode is keeping me at bay from attempting it :/

The demo for Dead Space 3 was pretty cool, but it's not gonna be a day 1 buy for me as I got some other games that I've reserved. But I will get it later down the road since I like the Dead Space games :)
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Uikri Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are survival horror games. Therefore their focus is scaring you and survival. They do happen to have a decent enough story, great voice acting l, and very nice controls, with the second game having the best controls of the two. Maybe rent them?
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LostSoul-1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Depends are you ok with action/horror games?

I would recommend getting into the series, it has that feeling like your all alone no one has, and gong into any room means instant death. Not many horror games do that nowadays,
Story Wise: the first game was a little weak on the story do this fix that, lots of backtracking but part 2 is where the series really shined you get to see the main character struggle through personal demons, guilt and Fears oh and he talks first game he is a mute.
Part 3: well can't say much other than i'm excited for it, plus would like to see the new guy they added. its co-op first in the series.

If you want a good scare, nice story with twist and Blood and Gore then the series is worth getting into. This series proofs that horror can still be in Video Games.
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LostSoul-1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
oops I Mean "No one has your back" typed too fast
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist
I've played the first one many times and like it a lot. I haven't beaten the second one yet but I'm enjoying it. I'd say they're worth it.
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Ppeitso Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't actually own any of the games, but from what I've seen of the first, it's a game worth getting...
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