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Posted by Adrian79

I think the music fits the atmosphere of the trailer. And hey, at least it wasn't fucking dub step for once.

Posted by endaround

@Alex: They killed the drum solo! My god what have they done!

Edited by RoyCampbell
@Humanity: You complain about so-called embittered and unhappy folks' opinions as if they're not allowed to have those opinions or they're not justified. With the Kinect comment, I playfully put the slogan in italics. It's more of an eye-roll inducing thing. It also tells me Microsoft threw money at EA to include at least a trace of Kinect functionality just to remind folks it's still a thing, or to just remain in good graces with the sillyheads that have a Kinect.
 
By the way, I was referring to how EA took the chance with an IP by the name of "Dead Space". Fledgling, full of promise. Now it's micro-transactions for better guns (as well as a multitude of other things), dialogue for Isaac that can't go two seconds without exclaiming "fuck", and the oh so popular trend of aping what's hot right now. (i.e. Call of Duty, Gears of War, Uncharted; explosions aplenty, needless elementary accessibility, cover system, human opponents ((with guns!)), quick time events everywhere ((not to say Dead Space didn't have them, but like I said, it isn't nauseatingly saturated)))
 
I loved Dead Space. Dead Space 2 I merely liked, as it strayed away from survival horror and was essentially Uncharted Space 2. Dead Space 3 certainly has aspects in it I'm interested in like the crafting and (gasp!) the co-op, but the co-op would be something I wouldn't play first.
 
 5 million copies for the franchise to survive.
I just find myself fatigued with the industry's nickel and diming, mainstream pandering, and making cash-cows out of promising IPs. EA found their Call of Duty, and I don't agree with it.
 
Posted by Phatmac

That guy doesn't even look like Issac Clarke.

Edited by Zephan

Did Isaac Just jump down that cliff? I'm sure that would increase his chances of survival.....

Posted by busted1der

They tried the Gears commercial thing and were unsuccessful.

Edited by GunsAreDrawn

Its hard to believe Dead Space ever had atmosphere when you see crap like this. I thought the E3 demo looked bad because they went the all out action route, but this looks even worse when you pair it with a song that doesn't go with the game. The part at the end where Isaac unfolds his helmet just makes it seems like he is iron man and is about to activate rockets in his boots and fly away.

And I think the main character looks like Rick the dick from the Walking Dead now.

Posted by Bizen247

Game still looks like a fun co-op shooter, but lololololol at whoever made this trailer and thought a buttrock version of In the Air Tonight was badass. Should have just gone all in and played Phil over a recreation of that driving over the bridge scene from Miami Vice, except now with Isaac Clarke and sidekick in the Ferrari instead of Crockett and Tubbs.

Posted by Fitzgerald

when the drum breakdown happened, I literally lol'd.

Edited by dezvous

@Zephan: Hahah! I was thinking the same thing, there should be a page for trailers that end in characters jumping into unsurvivable situations.

I'm looking forward to seeing how Dead Space 3 turned out. As long as the polish on the visuals, audio and gameplay are in line with the previous games then I'm sure it'll be just fine.

Edited by HerbieBug

Stop putting the Everyman™ in all games all the time please!!!

Look at that thumbnail. Male. Age 20-40. Short dark hair. Dark stubble. Medium build. He's even doing the fucking face down eyes up thing. D;

Posted by ripelivejam

@yinstarrunner said:

I love the whole "protagonist walks up and removes his helmet so that you can clearly see he's a no-nonsense space marine ready to kick ass before putting it right back on and jumping into the fray" trope. That shit is absurd.

Also, remember when Isaac Clarke was a middle-aged space Engineer? Me neither. Not extreme enough for the kids, I guess.

we're talking about a totally outrageous paradigm

Posted by White

1) Why is he using a mining tool (plasma cutter) like a handgun?

2) Isn't the plasma cutter removed from the game?

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Hey, at least the remix wasn't of Two Hearts.

You know, because of the coop.

....

If anyone needs me, I'll be in Garry's Mod recreating the Dead Space 3 trailer with a Two Hearts remix.

Posted by Bored_Ming

Would have been better with Debbie Gibson, Only in my Dreams/club mix. BOOOM! I think my age is catching up to me. I see trailers like this and get nothing out of the experience. I just sit and wait to see what downloadable pre-order garbage is being offered at gamestoptargetamazonwallmart.com. But I INSIST that I'm not cynical. Just old.

Posted by fiberpay

Played the demo it was just as good as the others so I will be picking this up, can't wait for more Dead Space. Alex can't even post a trailer where he is not complaining. The music was fine to me, it fit better than if they had used the original.

Posted by CaptRocketblaze

They should have used the cover of this song done by Nonpoint for the Miami Vice movie in 2006. Actually, marketing should just be fired. All marketing, everywhere. Fresh start.

Posted by Mexican_Brownie

I loved Dead Space 1, 2 was okay but it didn't grab me like the first one did. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. Visceral are a great studio so I'm sure 3 will be good. I hope it's successful so that the folk at Visceral don't get laid off by their EA overlords.

The micro-transactions bullshit they put in is gross and their justification was just stupid. Goddamn it, EA. You make it so hard to like you...

Posted by GreyFoxV1

This was a really bad trailer.

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

Even though the marketing of this game has been poor, the game itself is fantastic.

Posted by Lydian_Sel

If Isaac's face in that trailer had just been replaced by Phil Collins I would have been sold.

Posted by bybeach

@aquamarin said:

Oh boy, everything surrounding this game is just been the biggest turn off. I'd really like to know who wants this game at this point.

I do for one, but it is qualified. I'm going to listening, reading for something maybe more than poster opinion, and listen especially for those little hints the GB reviewer might throw out. Besides hopefully a QL.

I know this is probably the 'payback/finish the job game' in the series. I know why and how that will piss ppl. off. I'm still interested. I loved Dead Space, and enjoyed Dead space 2...plus I thought the church in the sprawl beautiful, the Ishimura(sorry if sp.) understandable for what happened in it. It was an action game with some true horror survival moments...hey, the eyeball scenes.

Posted by Brazzle

@HerbieBug said:

Stop putting the Everyman™ in all games all the time please!!!

Look at that thumbnail. Male. Age 20-40. Short dark hair. Dark stubble. Medium build. He's even doing the fucking face down eyes up thing. D;

He's white too. I hear that sells. Bet he's straight, thin and able bodied while we're getting into it.

Posted by LoggerRythm

I liked Nonpoint's cover of that song, thought it was pretty bad ass, however i'm old so what do I know?

Posted by AngelN7

I actually tought the song fitted the trailer quite a bit tough the last part where he does the "Master Chief" doesn't make sense because we see there's a big cliff ahead of him! so yeah... trailers.

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Posted by SmokePants

Screw it. I liked the trailer.

Edited by YummyTreeSap

I don't even like the original song, but that was horrible to the max. Both the cover and the trailer.

"Hey, if we show a bunch of boring shots and explain nothing, it'll be ~~totally artistic~~, man!" And this is coming from someone who loves vagueness.

Posted by Missacre

@Mexican_Brownie said:

I loved Dead Space 1, 2 was okay but it didn't grab me like the first one did. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. Visceral are a great studio so I'm sure 3 will be good. I hope it's successful so that the folk at Visceral don't get laid off by their EA overlords.

The micro-transactions bullshit they put in is gross and their justification was just stupid. Goddamn it, EA. You make it so hard to like you...

Man, fuck EA. I haven't bought any of their games since they completely butchered Spore. I hope they crash and burn.

Posted by Luca717

this was horribly stupid. reminded me more of lost planet with the snow and big enemies then it did dead space.

they better not have fucked this game up completely

Posted by RoyCampbell
@Brazzle said:

@HerbieBug said:

Stop putting the Everyman™ in all games all the time please!!!

Look at that thumbnail. Male. Age 20-40. Short dark hair. Dark stubble. Medium build. He's even doing the fucking face down eyes up thing. D;

He's white too. I hear that sells. Bet he's straight, thin and able bodied while we're getting into it.

Day 1 DLC better include the ability to check Isaac's privilege.
 
If this expectation isn't met, I'm putting up a petition.
Posted by Viking_Funeral

Sometimes I wonder if EA even likes video games.

Posted by Korwin

According to Visceral themselves this game is going to compete with Dark Souls PTD Edition for worst PC port of the generation :P

Posted by Soviut

@Brazzle said:

@HerbieBug said:

Stop putting the Everyman™ in all games all the time please!!!

Look at that thumbnail. Male. Age 20-40. Short dark hair. Dark stubble. Medium build. He's even doing the fucking face down eyes up thing. D;

He's white too. I hear that sells. Bet he's straight, thin and able bodied while we're getting into it.

You mean to tell me that Isaac wasn't Isaac Hayes all along? The Scientology angle fits so well!

Posted by Soviut

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Even though the marketing of this game has been poor, the game itself is fantastic.

Impossible. When has anything ever surpassed its marketing campaign?! ;)

Posted by amir90

I kinda liked it.

Posted by Tebbit

@Soviut said:

@Brazzle said:

@HerbieBug said:

Stop putting the Everyman™ in all games all the time please!!!

Look at that thumbnail. Male. Age 20-40. Short dark hair. Dark stubble. Medium build. He's even doing the fucking face down eyes up thing. D;

He's white too. I hear that sells. Bet he's straight, thin and able bodied while we're getting into it.

You mean to tell me that Isaac wasn't Isaac Hayes all along? The Scientology angle fits so well!

Oh man, if they revealed it had been Issac Hayes the entire time I don't think I'd be able to sleep at night anymore.

Posted by EastboundSpider

fire everyone that works for EA in marketing.

no joke

Posted by Deadlydog

THATS THE SOUND OF MICRO TRANSACTIONS BABY!

Posted by arimajinn

lost planet ..?!

Posted by grillmasterjones

dead space 2 launch trailer was so much better. i dont know why i think that but it just got me a lot more hyped for that game than i am for this one

Posted by Little_Socrates

Terrible cover, agreed. And not a killer trailer, but a fine one.

But, uh, you guys whining that Dead Space is going action do remember that Dead Space 1 & 2 were pretty much the best third-person shooters on the market, right? Like, from the third-person shooting perspective of the part where you shoot dudes feeling really, really, really good. Like, no, I'm not big on shooting-dudes-the-game all that often, but Dead Space is one of the few that can make me believe in that. They also say it'll be scary; we'll see if they're telling the truth on that one. But it'll probably be super-fun like the last couple games from a gameplay perspective. I have a hard time imagining a world where this game totally drops the ball.

Posted by PHenry1991

I love Sci-fi pulp. But Dead Space is supposed to be Sci-fi horror. Dead Space 3, seems like a Sci-fi pulp adventure with a slight horror vibe. I come to Dead Space to shit my pants.

Posted by tineyoghurt

You mean a crappy cover of a crappy Phil Collins song, right?

Posted by bucifer

*off to listen to some Genesis*

Posted by hurtfulmadmax

@PHenry1991: Idk, Dead Space was never particularly scary. It was always great at creating a sense of tension though. The series has done a great job of shaping Isaac from an every-man engineer, into a hardened rebel with a cause. Thematically at least, the sci-fi pulp vibe seems to be a logical progression.

Posted by hurtfulmadmax

I loved the trailer... until the helmet came off to reveal Isaac and his "look down, eyes up" glare. That "brooding" face was comical, and I was even more surprised to see the helmet go back on. There are probably a dozen reasons why the production crew decided to do this, but god damn that trope is so overused.

Posted by Robopengy

Did they have him "take off" his helmet just so he could "put it back on"? Weird

Posted by TheTreadmill

I know we all want to be bitter about this...but come one...compared the the "Your mother will hate this" campaign of Dead Space 2 (that set gamer mainstream acceptance back 15 years to the days of of "gaming but not telling people")...I will take this any time...

Posted by jakob187

To everyone that is saying "this song didn't fit this game/trailer", I will say this to you:

How the fuck did "Mad World" fit the Gears of War trailer?

Personally, I dug the trailer and the cover. I wish I knew who does the damn thing. Also, the attitude that Isaac shows at the end of the trailer really felt right, as his character development over the last two games and then seeing the Marker...that resonated with me quite a bit. It had a kind of Halo 3 "Finish The Fight" feel, sure, but it was still an understandable moment. With that coming around and then the song kicking in with "I've been waiting for this moment for all my life", it all makes sense.

I am actually getting more excited about Dead Space 3.

Posted by Goney

I actually liked it... but I'm a sucker for the whole juxtaposition of somber music with action-packed flashy visuals (see: Gears of War/Mad World trailer). But I guess the whole gripe is it being a cover anyway, so yeah I agree with there.