This is worrying news. I would rate the first 2 Dead Space games as probably my favourite games of all that I have played (and I’ve played over 200 on the current 360 console!). However, DS3 is lacking at times and there are only a couple of moments in which it feels like a true DS game (namely the regenerating necromorphs, which always raise the blood pressure just slightly!). I have completed the game 5 times, including once in co-op, and though I enjoyed it in co-op, I enjoyed it for the fun of the banter between myself and my friend as it just felt like a good action game romp rather than a proper DS game.
I was saying on these very forums before the games release that co-op would diminish the tension of the first two games and that the inclusion of universal ammo would mean not being forced to change weapons when you least wanted to, and I was absolutely right. The inclusion of human enemies, whilst making sense to the story, does completely remove all tension, though the ability to roll adds nothing as there is only one point where I found it useful. Weapon crafting is fun, though not in co-op as waiting for 10 minutes for your co-op partner to experiment with poorly designed weapons is absolutely boring, and so for co-op the ability to craft weapons should have been left out.
With at least 10 achievements and, more significantly, parts of the story only being only available if the game is played in co-op, I think many people felt like they were being shut out from the full game (myself included), and so I am not surprised that in protest some people have chosen to boycott the game upon release, either choosing to buy the game when the price is reduced or not buying it at all. It just goes to show that meddling in the popular format of a game (a format that made the game successful in the first place) with a view to broadening its appeal, can have completely backfire and in fact end up alienating those fans that made the franchise successful in the first place.
I hope that there will be a DS4, but also hope that it returns to its roots as in my opinion that is where success for the franchise lies.
Last edited by AllusiveTurtle
on 05 Mar 2013, 13:07, edited 1 time in total.