4 Major Changes Coming to Dead Space 3
The Dead Space Series has been known for its scary gameplay. With plenty of jump scares and a perfect tone of atmosphere, one has to wonder why major changes are coming to the series. Let’s take a look at 4 Major Changes Coming to Dead Space 3.
- Co-op Focus
- Planet Environment
- Weapon Crafting
- Human Enemies
The Dead Space games have always been a solo experience. Most would say that it is scary this way. In Dead Space 3 there is the introduction and even a focus on co-op gameplay.
It’s certainly adding something different to the series, but I’m not sure it’s what fans really wanted for the series. It’s been said that even if you play single player the co-op companion will still make appearances at times controlled as an AI, which can alter the immersion experience.
Exploring through an overtaken spaceship is just so much cooler than being on another random planet. The spaceship setting fits the horror genre very well. In Dead Space 2 you show up and have to figure out what happened, like most horror games and movies.
Instead Dead Space 3 is in an open environment. Even though the planet does look like some sort of snowy wasteland, that setting has been used a lot in games.
Now one of the more interesting new changes to the Dead Space Series is the introduction of weapon crafting. This lets you build and modify a gun out of parts that you find.
This certainly is a nice feature to the game that lets you decide how you will tackle challenges. You can check out a list of some examples of cool weapons that you can make in Dead Space 3 over at IGN.
Along with the horrid and creepy Necromorph threat, there’s the addition of human enemies.
Again I’m not sure why human enemies would be added in Dead Space 3, when there are so many possibilities for other types of Necromorph or even an entirely new race of enemies. Adding traditional humans as a new enemy does not fit the Dead Space series.
The Dead Space Series has always been about scary gameplay and a scary atmosphere to match. Dead Space 3 looks to bring new changes to try to spice up that gameplay. We will just have to see if the Dead Space 3 keeps up with the other games of the series.