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Dead Space

The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
Bunch of new media out for this game. Again, it looks super promising to me.

(I just realised this is my second EA game thread in as many minutes but thats only because of the EA event this week for press)


http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34128.html

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/31744.html


http://www.gametrailers.com/player/31157.html

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The game's plot revolves around Isaac Clarke (whose name is an amalgam of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov), a space engineer who works for the Concordance Extraction Corporation (C.E.C), a company that operates "giant mining ships" throughout the galaxy. His company receives a distress call from the USG Ishimura, a “Planet Cracker” class ship that takes dead planets, and destroys them to extract valuable ore for the company. In the assumption that the ship has had a mechanical failure, Isaac gathers coworkers Lt. Zach Hammond, security officer, and Kendra Daniels, local Tech specialist. As they set out to meet with the ship upon the cruiser class Kellion, they soon realize that this is no ordinary distress call. The team soon finds that the ship has been overrun by a mysterious alien race. After boarding the ship, Clarke is separated from his party and this routine check becomes a race for his life.


Gametrailers TV for today (Saturday 17th May) has a shitstorm of gameplay. And well, I'm still undecided.

It could be the next Doom 3. Shit hot graphics, atmosphere and sound but really, nothing more than run and gun gameplay.

File this under 'cautiously optimistic' for me.

Releases on Halloween this year. And well, I'll probably grab it as long as it doesnt suck. Been too long since I played a good horror game, and a proper one too.


(New thread because necroposting in the old one would be a hilarious occurence, seeing as its on like page 15 or something)

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    My beautiful thread!

    I shall now eagerly devour the new stuff. Any of these the comic book thing they did? I didn't bump the old one to post that, since I figured a few people would just piss all over it. Was decent, I liked some bits, but not the best thing I've ever seen.

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Game gives off a System Shock 2 vibe. I've been excited for it since it was first announced, and this new video just makes me even hornier.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    my h-scroll lost its virginity

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    harvest wrote: »
    Game gives off a System Shock 2 vibe. I've been excited for it since it was first announced, and this new video just makes me even hornier.

    I'd guess that's the wrong expectation to go in with (since people might think of it in terms of the RPG nature of System Shock 2 or whatever). I'd guess it's probably somewhere between Doom 3 and RE4. Hopefully with more interesting combat than the former, and better storytelling/delivery than the latter.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The latest videos also highlight just how far their 'no HUD' policy is going, with illuminated 'A' button keys visible on the players back instead of on screen for QTEs.

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  • AHH!AHH! Registered User
    edited May 2008
    This looks bad ass

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Those inline images are HUge

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    this game is going to be awesome

    the monsters are so nasty, jesus christ

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  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I really want this to be good. I just hope there isn't too much combat because over exposure to enemies makes them far less frightening. I'd love it if it had fewer fights, but every enemy was Big Daddy like in it's toughness and presence.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Im sure they mentioned somewhere that it isnt that action packed, and that because of the nature of a trailer/preview they have to show combat.

    Im sure someone there said there are periods of 30+ minutes with no enemies and no other people at all, just you and the empty ship.

    which sounds great.

    but like i said, at this point too little is known to say how good it will be.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This looks cool, but it also looks like it could have a pretty slow pace. I'm not saying that's necessarily bad, but it'd turn me off.

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Im sure they mentioned somewhere that it isnt that action packed, and that because of the nature of a trailer/preview they have to show combat.

    Im sure someone there said there are periods of 30+ minutes with no enemies and no other people at all, just you and the empty ship.

    which sounds great.

    but like i said, at this point too little is known to say how good it will be.

    Yeah, I do hope this turns out to be the case.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Huh, those trailers actually got me pretty excited. Hopefully those guys can pull it off, I'd love to actually play a game that scared me (haven't played one that really did since Silent Hill on the PS1).

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  • Igpx407Igpx407 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm really hoping this game turns out good. So far I'm following along with the prequel comics and I am enjoying them.

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  • LamoidLamoid Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Game trailers TV had a nice preview of this last night. I must say I think that the protagonist has a funky look. I just hope the levels dont get too repetetive, I mean you can only walk through the same service tunnel so many times before it gets annoying.

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  • BurguBurgu Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Since it sort of reminds me of System Shock 2, I really hope they kind of go for a skill based system. I love my FPS mixed in with a little RPG.

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  • Adhesive to plasticAdhesive to plastic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm really hoping this game is good. It would be nice to see a new horror game other than the genre's staples.

    The zero gravity stuff looks awesome.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This is actually one of the very few games I'm looking forward to this year.

    I'm hoping it turns out well because if it doesn't, I won't buy it and I'll have to play something else and that would be a travesty, I guess.

    It's also great that EA is expanding their horizons. They didn't even buy this new IP!

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    concept art is the only thing I like about this, and only because it's a shameless theft of homeworld 2's concept art style

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  • unpurposedunpurposed Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm being cautiously optimistic about this game. It looks nice but I'm just not really taken in by it. Maybe as more information is released then I'll find myself more interested.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    concept art is the only thing I like about this, and only because it's a shameless theft of homeworld 2's concept art style

    buh?

    In what way? It's... a really common concept art style. Because it's concept art. What about it do you feel rips off of Homeworld?

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The design of the huge ships looks so much like the Higaaran capital ships.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I really hope it doesn't end up being the next Doom 3

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  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    "In space, noone can hear you dismember aliens."
    Heh, that put a smile on my face.

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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2008
    I really hope it doesn't end up being the next Doom 3

    HEY! HEY! FUCK YOU!

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I really hope it doesn't end up being the next Doom 3

    That's already been announced. It's called Doom 4 :P

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Also, it can't be the next Doom 3 because the developers of Dead Space seem to have a good idea of what sort of game they even want it to be.

    Doom 3 came out so shitty in part because id was never quite sure if they wanted to make a horror game or an action game and they ended up with a pretty shitty middle ground where the game constantly tried to be the former by using mechanics far better suited to (and already successfully used in) the latter.

    Dead Space might end up not good, but I doubt it would be for the same reasons.

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  • widowsonwidowson Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    harvest wrote: »
    I really hope it doesn't end up being the next Doom 3

    That's already been announced. It's called Doom 4 :P


    Am I the only one that enjoys a little brainless fun every now and then?

    Yeah, Doom 3 didn't break any new ground, but OH SHIT, OH SHIT, THAT FUCKING IMP CAME OUT OF NOWHERE *BUDADADADADADA* SCHREEEEEEEE

    *fizzzzz*

    Same thing with this game. Teh [email protected] says it "Draws unabashedly from every space horror film ever made" but so long as it's fun and I run around shooting horrific aliens with cool weapons, so what?

    Just like Bioshock totally ripped off System Shock 2; so what, it was fun.....

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I just thought it was boring compared to Bioshock which was fucking amazing

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    I just thought it was boring compared to Bioshock which was fucking amazing

    well yeah, there's only a couple years difference between the release of the two

    hurp durp

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  • Regicid3Regicid3 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What are you talking about, Kazhiim? Why is that relevant?

    hurp durp

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    I just thought it was boring compared to Bioshock which was fucking amazing

    well yeah, there's only a couple years difference between the release of the two

    hurp durp

    What? What does that have to do with what I just said?

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    harvest wrote: »
    The design of the huge ships looks so much like the Higaaran capital ships.

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    Just about the closest piece I could find to the OP concept art. Not really seeing it, myself; Homeworld ships are very asymmetrical, boxy, unaerodynamic, with very big glowing engines. Very sixties sci-fi novel.

    This looks a bit more Alien, a bit more 80's grit. It has ribs and antenna and all kinds of stuff, but it's also quite symmetrical and designed. More reminiscent of the ship from Event Horizon than anything else, I think.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    homeworld ships are symmetrical. That's the mothership inside its construction scaffold.

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  • IriahIriah Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Does the main character remind anyone of this guy:

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    Even more, he reminds me of Theo DaCabe's final form in Six Days A Sacrifice.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Seriously, I think if you're looking at the concept art for Dead Space and coming away with "They blatantly ripped off Homeworld," you're probably trying too hard.

    Trying at what? How the fuck should I know? You're the one trying it.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    homeworld ships are symmetrical. That's the mothership inside its construction scaffold.

    Dude, I love Homeworld, I know what it is. I'm just saying, that's about the closest piece I could find to the industrial and artistic style of the OP concept art.

    You're right; many Homeworld ships are symmetrical. What I guess would have better expressed what I meant is that they often use unusual, arhythmic shapes and forms, and that often includes asymmetry.
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    But here's one which actually is pretty similar;
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    The more I look at Homeworld stuff, the more I see what you're saying, but I get the impression more of mutual inspiration from old book covers and movies than a direct theft.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    widowson wrote: »
    harvest wrote: »
    Just like Bioshock totally ripped off System Shock 2; so what, it was fun.....

    You do know that Bioshock was made by a lot of the same guys who made System Shock 2, right?

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    More like World of Warhammer... Online. Craft.

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  • reddogreddog Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This looks like Event Horizon: The Game

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