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#1 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

OK, I'm gonna jump in uninvited with an F of a lot of points here, some of them may be misguided or uninformed (this coming from the background of Downfall as well, so I'm not sure how canon):

  1. Kendra is a government agent, but what exactly is her mission? How much was Kendra manipulating Isaac Couldn't a message have been sent to the Valor without being aboard the Ishimura? Did the gov. want to destroy the marker or retrieve it?
  2. What was the purpose of the second marker? What did the government hope to gain from it? Were the Necros there before it? Was it designed to keep them there?
  3. What happened to the original marker? What did it do? Where is it now? Who built it?
  4. Did the hallucinations come from Hive Mind or Marker? Do Hive Mind and Marker have the same agenda?
  5. Were the Unitoligists (loved the parallels with Scientology) really just a misguided group, who'd somehow got wind of the original marker and formed a religion around it, or is there something more sinister at work in its upper echelons?
  6. Was Hammond really innocent? Did he have his own agenda, other than repairing the Ishimura and getting the Hell out?
  7. Does Necrole kill Isaac at the end or could he have fought her/it off?

I realise that many of these questions are unaswerable as none of the elements of the Dead Space franchise provide the information, but it was all on my mind and I was wondering what people thought

My views are that the government found Aegis 7 and the Necromorphs and built the marker to leave them dormant on the planet protecting the rest of the galaxy; if this is the case then it is possible that the original marker, which was found on Earth was designed by an ancient alien race who had found Earth and observed humanity's violent and cruel tendencies and left the marker there to stop humanity spreading throughout the galaxy, but it only succeeded in slowing the human race not stopping it entirely, meaning that eventually the Necros could break free of the marker's power (of course this all just conjecture).
Nicole was dead before Isaac arrived at the Ishimura. The Nicole seen throughout the game is a hallucination; the locked door which she opens is also a hallucination, as is the attack by Necros. The game over is triggered because Isaac believes entirely in the hallucination and believes there is no way forward, coupled with the apparent death of his girlfriend he would be distraught and despondent and easily ready to admit defeat (i.e. give up).
The marker was designed to keep the Necros on Aegis 7 therefore manipulates Isaac into returning it to the planet's surface to fulfil its purpose. The Hive Mind tries to prevent this to protect her newfound freedom.

I really hope Isaac is alive so he can come back for Aliens style sequel where no one believes him and he has to assist the military, mainly because I think it would be cool to see some squad based survival/horror and maybe some co-op, but that might take the fright out of it.

#2 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

Dude I totally agree, I was never really into the 3rd person survival horror thing, so it took me a lot of persuading to finally buy Dead Space. After having heard my friends talk about the Resi series for ages, but having never polayed one I was psyched when the demo game out on Live, but having played it, it just does not compare to Dead Space

#3 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

Yeah but on a bike not a humvee

#4 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

Thanks for the advice dude, will definitely check them out.

#5 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

Fuck 50 "G-Unot" Cent, the Ticallion Stallion himself, Mr M.E.T.H.O.D. Man, should get his own game, he's awesome in the Def Jam games, and has further shown his acting prowess as Cheese, nephew of Prop Joe, in HBO's brilliant show The Wire. Seriously Johnny Blaze (yes I am going to use every possible name for him) awesome in some kind of action/adventure, shooter, brawler game i.e. Butcher Bay meets Gears with problem solving. Plus you get to have a selectable squad including Redman and members of the Wu-Tang Clan as selectable sqaudmates (Red should be the default co-op character). The game would have an amazing soundtrack with choice cuts from, Meth(Meth vs Chef is a personal favourite), Red and all the Wu-Tang posse.
Somebody please make this game

#6 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

I have a grand total of 16 XBL friends all of whom are my real friends. Wondering if the small no. of friends is just cuz most people have "online" frineds, or does no one like me?

#7 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

Fight Night 3 with its 8 achievements, then Oblivion

#8 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

Firstly, I suck at fighting games; second the fighting game genre is awesome, they're goofy, melodramatic and totally epic. Also they're pretty much the only genre of game I will keep playing after endless perpetual defeat.

My first memory of fighting games is playing MK4 on my dad's (now ex) girlfriend’s son's (complicated I know, but step-son would just be inaccurate) N64. He's a year older than me, but I was always bigger (dunno if I still am haven't seen him for years) so I could usually just beat him down when he was being snotty (which was most of the time; however I digress). He returned from wherever the fuck he was with his friends and they started taunting me about how much I sucked. So playing as Reptile I proceeded to beat all three of them as I had figured out how to switch to Reptile's weapon. We then spent the rest of the weekend working out weapons and fatalities for all the characters. Thus began my love affair with fighting genre.

The first fighting game I ever owned was Tekken 2, which I still love. I first beat the game with Jun and her scissor kicks. My friend Stuart and I then went through it until we’d beaten it with every character. Over the years I've enjoyed many other fighting/boxing/wrestling games, but have never been particular brilliant at them (with the exception of Def Jam: Fight for NY, which I was easily the champ amongst my friends at).

Anyway the point, if there is one, is that I have recently bought Street Fighter IV due to the huge hype around it and the fact that (upcoming blasphemy) I had never played a Street Fighter game before. Having finished arcade on the easiest difficulty with Guile, I decided to open myself up for some online play. After having played approx 30 matches I have won a grand total of one ROUND, not even a single match, yet I keep coming back for more. Now I love Halo 3 and Gears 2, but if lose more than a couple of games in a row at either of those games I get bored and quit; so I guess the point in amongst this rambling mess is a testament to how awesome SFIV is to keep making me come back for more.
Now if only some of my friends would get it so I could at least get beaten by someone I know.

#9 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

As long as the game is triple A quality on 360 I, quite frankly, could not give a fuck whether PS3 gets it or not

#10 Posted by raidingkvatch (1152 posts) -

I totally agree with HatKing, I just finshed L&D last night, left me feeling exactly the same way I did at the end of GTAIV "Goddamnit! I want more, give me more take another 10+ hours of my life I beg you! Please Rockstar, please!" but then I'm a total GTA fanboy and have been ever since the original in '97