I picked Ishimura because I feel like you could probably find a place to hole up for a bit from the monsters until help comes...I haven't seen Event Horizon in forever but if I recall can't that ship just fuck up your brain no matter where you are? Maybe Ishimura is that way too with the marker actually....
Shitty situation all around. If i was actually responsible for having to escape on my own, probably Event Horzion because I think the monsters in dead space would fuck you up in a heartbeat, whereas you might stand a chance trying to brute force out of the Event Horizon?
Let's say the worst does happen, in either scenario I think I'd rather be a Necromorph zombie, I may get killed at some point and who knows how cognizant you are after your infected anyways. In Event Horizon I feel like your soul is literally being trapped forever in HELL I don't want that, even if The Marker keeps your mind trapped in it forever it can't be as bad as Hell where everything is designed to be the worst it can be for all eternity.
On Ishimura there's a chance and the threat if terrible is still based in physical reality and you have some tools to try survive it (as you tend to in the games), ie guns work.
Event Horizon? You're just plain fucked. Hell just takes what it wants, no one survives and you all suffer, forever. That's what makes it a great horror movie, there is no salvation.
So yeah out of those two I'll take my chances on Ishimura anytime, however slim they might be. At least in case of probable failure you're a nercomorph so you're essentially blissfully dead when it comes to your mind; instead of your soul being tortured by Hell for as long as it wants.
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If I was alone and stayed away from the reactor, I think I'd be fine on the Event Horizon. There were no survivors of the initial disaster so I think I'd be okay if I knew everything was mostly mental.
The Necromorphs on the Ishimura track and seek out living people. It's possible to physically combat them, but I don't trust my physical abilities in that sense. I'm positive I'd overlook one dead body. Also that one mad doctor and the artifact are still on board so I'd be afraid of dealing with that.
Ishimura is definitely the better option. Markers get in your head to a certain degree, but not to the degree that space satan from Event Horizon does. Also, necromorphs are gross, but still a tangible, real thing. You could maybe hide or take one down. You can't quite say the same about anything from Event Horizon.
I'm going to die either way and both are going to involve painful deaths, but at least death on the Ishimura doesn't involve eternal pain and suffering and torment in Hell. You just die and then it's over.
If I'm being hopeful - still the Ishimura. Because it seems like you can escape the Marker's effects on your brain as long as you're not particularly near it. The rest of the threats are, as someone else said, physical beings that exist in this reality, so they're bound by things like walls and affected by weapons. There's a chance, albeit minuscule, that someone could survive that. If I survive that three hours - I'm somehow guaranteed passage to a safe place after three hours, right? - I'll deal with the psychological trauma later.
If you somehow survive the Event Horizon, you're still pretty much just possessed by Hell or something and you're still going to wind up doing something horrible to yourself or someone else before you finally bite the big one and end up in Hell anyway.
@danishingact: Three people survive the Event Horizon, so I think you are underestimating your chances.
Eeeeeh that's kinda left to the interpretation of the audience, and I'm much more inclined to believe the negative implication. (as it is very much a classic horror movie trope)
I'd rather be on the Ishimura because it's a much cooler ship in my opinion, and Event Horizon isn't a good movie to me, but! I chose Event Horizon. I feel like I'd have a better chance of hiding and surviving for that long. A necromorph would just come out of a vent as I hid and it'd kill me. Nope. That said... I don't remember what it was about Event Horizon that was super dangerous other than when Sam Neil's character goes crazy and turns on demonic. Still, I feel like I'd have a better chance on Event Horizon.
Edit - Just re-reading the Wikipedia plot, and it seems they both deal with hallucinations, but Event Horizon deals a lot more specific in the regrets of the person. I'm still going with Event Horizon. I might go freaking crazy on Event Horizon, but the chance of going crazy on the Ishimura (if the marker is near) with the better chance of dying by necromoph makes me choose the Event Horizon.
Well on the Ishimura, you can just shoot whatever is causing you problems until it stops moving. On the event horizon, you have to try not to go insane while some sort of etherial space-Satan tries to drive you there and will just outright kill you if that doesn't work for long enough
Let's see: fast zombie type creates that I potentially can kill or some vague unknown entity that literally create hell and you cannot touch or harm. Yeah, I'll take the Ishimura. At least I can go out fighting (or cowering in a box). Either way, my odds of survival are probably higher.
Does picking the Event Horizon mean I have to spend those three hours with the asshole Lawrence Fishburn commander? You know, the guy so pigheadedly dedicated to the mission he dooms everyone else? I'm pretty sure everyone in that movie would have been totally fine if he'd just been smart enough to bounce after realizing "hey, it's literally Hell."
I'll pick the Event Horizon, mostly because the crew of the Lewis and Clark were onboard the Event Horizon for much longer than three hours before shit really started to hit the fan. If that's true I just need to keep my wits about me, stay out of the engineering half of the ship, and I should be fine.
As for the Ishimura the odds of myself finding the equipment I would need to combat the threat or survive it is gonna be much lower than on the Event Horizon. Let alone how quickly the necromorphs kill everyone, and are numerous in both size, and type; I doubt i'll stand a chance.
Event Horizon is basically the Warp from WH40K, and some of the people who go into the Warp end up becoming servants of chaos; which, depending on your elder god, doesn't seem like the worst thing in the world. So I'll go with Event Horizon.
The Ishimura, I'll just get killed painfully; no question about it.
Also, the point people make that it takes longer than three hours for things to go bad on the Event Horizon is a valid one.
Am I the Doom Marine? That would make the Event Horizon's portal to Hell a lot more manageable. Otherwise, I'm willing to hang out in a locked closet on the Ishimura.
Oh, can I be the Doom Marine on the Ishimura instead, or is direct access to Hell a pre-requisite for Doom Marine's presence? He doesn't just hang out on beaches or in coffee shops, right?
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