What happened with the story?

#1 Posted by JayEH (521 posts) -

At the end of dead space 2, you find a text log about some guy named the Overseer who was apparently behind all of the markers Earth Gov was doing. Then in DS3 they do a total 180 and go the unitology route. Wondered what happened there... Well the EA trilogy curse continues I guess. Hopefully Dragon Age 3 can change that.

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

The earth Gov thing has been going on since the marker was first discovered. The reason the story changed was because Clarke more or less said "Fuck it" and went into hiding until Ellie went missing.

#3 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

You're probably best off not thinking too hard about the story, as I'm pretty sure the devs didn't either.

#4 Posted by Voxus (331 posts) -

Supposedly, the DLC coming soon will lengthen the ending.

#6 Posted by JayEH (521 posts) -

@0blivion: I don't even want to talk about the ending haha that was just dumb. I just thought that they had a really good setup after DS2 and they wasted. Maybe we'll see something better in future pre/sequels.

#7 Edited by Voxus (331 posts) -

@jayeh said:

@0blivion: I don't even want to talk about the ending haha that was just dumb. I just thought that they had a really good setup after DS2 and they wasted. Maybe we'll see something better in future pre/sequels.

Honestly, I'm hoping them to blow me away with the DLC. I want something batshit crazy. Like the DLC ending in Asuras Wrath. The whole Ellie.... Ellie!? thing really soured my experience.

#8 Posted by Yummylee (21467 posts) -
@0blivion said:

Supposedly, the DLC coming soon will lengthen the ending.

Oh please no... I'm hoping this will be another side-story like Severed was for DS2, with a new protagonist and everything. I haven't cared about Isaac since DS2 and it baffles me as to why he's the star of the series -- so much so that they felt they had to bolt that crappy cliff-hanger at the very end implying that Isaac is still alive..? I mean would anyone actually care if Isaac was killed off for good? Frankly McNeil and Gabe from Extraction were much more likeable characters I'd say, yet they're the ones that had to be killed off.

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#9 Edited by Brodehouse (9770 posts) -

From the first few lines of dialogue in DS3, they mention how EarthGov has all but fallen apart and the Unitologists are running the show. Plus there was already hints throughout the series that the Unitologists had infiltrated the highest levels of EarthGov. I'm sure there's some novel or transmedia thing that shows the internal power struggle.

I'm actually fine with the end boss, I'm not going to be all snooty like Scoops (more like Snoots amirite?), but I found the post-credits dialogue to be kind of a letdown. In the exact same Solid Snake MGS4 way. They looked at doing something brave and they blinked.

#10 Edited by BisonHero (6396 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

I'm not going to be all snooty like Scoops (more like Snoots amirite?), but I found the post-credits dialogue to be kind of a letdown. In the exact same Solid Snake MGS4 way. They looked at doing something brave and they blinked.

Patrick is snooty about games he either hasn't played or had only a brief, outdated experience with FAR MORE FREQUENTLY than he ever gets any actual news scoops (though his interview-based pieces with developers are quite interesting). I propose that we all start calling him Snoots from now on.

#11 Edited by kerse (2110 posts) -

So the ending... did they really just pull another "all-story"? Ancient race of aliens wants to eat all life in the galaxy and are the moons, basically they're reapers, another race of ancient aliens did what they could to stop it and left clues to help and were turned into slaves for the moon things. And Isaac is the only one who can stop it because of the needle thing only he can understand their language or whatever. And that alien machine is basically the crucible, I'm not even sure how it was functional at the end there but whatever I guess. Guys I'm not sure if I can take video games doing this story anymore. Dead Space didn't have the most interesting story up til 3 but damn this was disappointing.

#12 Edited by EXTomar (4629 posts) -

That is doubly like ME3. :/ "The story we built up before doesn't matter. So we are replacing it in the third chapter and we'll fill in the gaps with DLC."

#13 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

While I liked Dead Space 3, I thought that the story could have definitely been better. When I heard that log at the end of 2, I thought that Ellie and Isaac were going to go from planet to planet destroying markers and discovering why the overseer is so interested in creating markers. While they ditched the whole overseer thing and went straight for "aliens" as a way of explaining that, I hope that we'll get to still see Ellie, Isaac and Carver travelling around space destroying markers( or moons now, rather) in Dead Space 4.

Since all of the chapters spell BROTHER MOONS ARE AWAKE, I'm starting to think that this is where the series is headed.

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