Co-Op confirmed

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#1 Posted by Fahrenheit (107 posts) -

I dunno about you guys but i'm a little bummed. Thats gonna zap all the tension out the game. I'll still buy it and play it but the horror game is now dead.

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#2 Posted by Marcsman (3486 posts) -

I disagree. This could be good.

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#3 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

Co-op isn't the problem. The issue is that they appear to be pushing it more and more and more towards RE5.

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#4 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

Very disappointing. Demo made it looked very Gearsy. Gears already exists. I wanted Dead Space. Intense, scary, close quarters violence.

Oh well. I guess It's time to look for a new series.

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#5 Posted by PerryVandell (2214 posts) -

I'm a little skeptical of a Dead Space co-op mode, but to say "the horror game is now dead" for a game you've watched 8 minutes of is way too presumptive. Play the game before you make statements like that.

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#6 Posted by Sooty (8194 posts) -

Those one liners, got me every time!

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#7 Posted by lfiolhais (129 posts) -

The co op is not mandatory you can just play single player and the second dude will disappear giving you a plain ass dead space game

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#8 Posted by Mikey2D (296 posts) -

I feel there are ways to make a co-op horror game, but sadly from that demo I'm not seeing anything like what I'd hoped would be involved.

I'll keep an eye on it - it might surprise us yet, but like other people I agree that it's coming across very much like Gears thus far.

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#9 Posted by Fahrenheit (107 posts) -

It's not only the co-op but just the game played they showed looked like Gears of Evil 5.

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#10 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

Horror is a theme, not a genre. There can be a co-op horror game as easily as a co-op fantasy or co-op sci-fi game.

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#11 Posted by Justin258 (13889 posts) -

@PerryVandell said:

I'm a little skeptical of a Dead Space co-op mode, but to say "the horror game is now dead" for a game you've watched 8 minutes of is way too presumptive. Play the game before you make statements like that.

I think you're right that it's too soon to freak out; however, now that we've seen some of the game it isn't too soon to be concerned a little bit as to what it's actually going to end up being.

For the record, Resident Evil 5 isn't very good as a single player game but as a co-op game it was fantastic. Am I the only one who all of a sudden forgot this or am I the only one with someone who is willing to play RE5 with me?

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#12 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

The reason why I favor using RE5 over Gears of War as an example is that thematically RE5 has a lot of issues. For whatever reasons, the series shifted away from "people caught in an unexpected crisis fighting off the evil scheme" to "dude-bro shooter on a mission to take out the bad guy". At least for me it would be a shame if the very same thing happens to Dead Space because I find the former a more compelling idea than the later.

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#13 Posted by PerryVandell (2214 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@PerryVandell said:

I'm a little skeptical of a Dead Space co-op mode, but to say "the horror game is now dead" for a game you've watched 8 minutes of is way too presumptive. Play the game before you make statements like that.

I think you're right that it's too soon to freak out; however, now that we've seen some of the game it isn't too soon to be concerned a little bit as to what it's actually going to end up being.

For the record, Resident Evil 5 isn't very good as a single player game but as a co-op game it was fantastic. Am I the only one who all of a sudden forgot this or am I the only one with someone who is willing to play RE5 with me?

I'm not saying you can't be concerned (I know I am), it's just foolish to completely dismiss a game based on a short demo that's not even available to the public. RE 5 didn't have as much horror as I would've liked, but a co-op mode alone doesn't mean the games will turn out the same.

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#14 Posted by Gamer_152 (14431 posts) -

I don't think it necessarily ruins the experience, the way I see it the co-op is just about a different kind of experience.

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#15 Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans (329 posts) -

Add friendly fire and a sanity meter mechanic. Maybe lose some sanity and start seeing your buddy as a necromorph, or see necromorphs that aren't there. Buddy sees you going crazy and has to decide if he needs to take you out before you take him/her out. If you know you're losing sanity can also cause you to pause before blasting actual necromorphs, not wanting to startle/shoot your buddy.

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#16 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1412 posts) -

Hey did you guys know you can drop in and then drop out of the coop at any time? They are calling this concept "Drop In, Drop Out Co-op".

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#17 Posted by gamefreak9 (2877 posts) -

@PresidentOfJellybeans said:

Add friendly fire and a sanity meter mechanic. Maybe lose some sanity and start seeing your buddy as a necromorph, or see necromorphs that aren't there. Buddy sees you going crazy and has to decide if he needs to take you out before you take him/her out. If you know you're losing sanity can also cause you to pause before blasting actual necromorphs, not wanting to startle/shoot your buddy.

I agree on friendly fire being a thing! Seems appropriate for dead space!

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