By Jason Green
Salutations video gamers and welcome to the first inaugural post of Gameternity. Definitely not the only video game blog on the internet, but the only one with me. That being said, let’s get the ball rolling!
Dead Space 3 was confirmed recently, much to nobody’s surprise, but the one thing that did surprise everybody are the new bells and whistles it now includes.
Apparently, the new Dead Space will include drop-in drop-out co-op along with the ability to take cover, and Isaac, the Dead Space protagonist for those of you who don’t know, will now be fighting humans as well as big ugly monsters.
Word on the street is that many fans are not in favor of this. The first two Dead Space games were scary, claustrophobic, nail-biting adventures that had some of the most grotesque monsters in gaming history. Why would the developers now include human enemies?
I understand the notion of not wanting a game series to get stale, but changing the lore of a game just to keep it fresh is a step in the wrong direction. I, personally, would be just fine with shooting at more monsters instead of the inclusion of humans. Also with the addition of co-op, though it is an option, still takes away from the feel of terror Dead Space is known for. Nothing is more scary than being alone.
Sure the developers are going to add new things to the series but they shouldn’t be things that make the game into something it’s not.
This wouldn’t be the first time a developer radically changed a game series, just take a look at Resident Evil. That series has changed from a horror franchise to a straight up action franchise. I’ll admit I do enjoy those games, but it did take me awhile to warm up to how different those games are now.
Maybe I’ll be totally wrong and Dead Space 3 will be amazing, and I hope that’s the case. But for now I’m just going to relish in the thought that a developer doesn’t need to change the feel of a certain game just to keep it fresh. There’s plenty of other ways to do so while maintaining the same feel.
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