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Playdate: Dead Space (05/06/2020)

If this game is scary I'll scream.

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

May. 6 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Abby

Posted by: Abby

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Dead Space

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Hell yes

EDITING to say that I really enjoyed Dante's Inferno

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good thing Abby is playing this. Barely played this game.

Jeff B needs a tag in description

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First Mary, now Abby? Hooray for Double Dead Space Runs!!!

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Ah heck yea, Dead Space is a spooky time :)

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I have been hoping Abby would play this since the First resident evil playdates. Hopefully if they really enjoys this we can see a play through of the series? The first one is one of the most effective survival horror games imo. The next two are also good even if they stray a little from the genre.

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YASS ABBY

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Oooh, this is exciting! I barely played the original back in the day.

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So happy they are playing this, stomp’em Abby!

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Hurrah, now I can see this game all the way through. Wasn't too interested in playing it alone.

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God this makes me want a new Dead Space! I miss running out of ammo and having to resort to using telekinesis to stab enemies with their own limbs. My first run on Dead Space 1 I got the trophy for only using the Plasma Cutter. So fun.

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this game was ok

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Oh man, Abby is going to have a hell of a time with this.

When she stomps a box and it's going to be full of small parasite bug things, it's going to be A LOT.

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I never played the first one of these all the way through, but Dead Space 2 is overrated trash and Dead Space 3 is a pretty good game.

I really hope Abby and crew plays through all of these, should be a good time.

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First Mary, now Abby? Hooray for Double Dead Space Runs!!!

i was gonna say, was abby watching mike and mary last night?

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Looking forward to Abby’s reaction sounds

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Not sure if this works for the PC version of Dead Space 1, but Dead Space 2 I played on a controller with the keyboard on the floor, and I stomped the space bar to stomp in the game it was amazing.

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Oh god yes.

This is the only place this series could have gone.

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I can't hardly stand playing scary games, but Dead Space 1 & 2 are so good I forced myself through them.

So glad they're playing this...

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Pretty odd to see this literally one day after Mary Kish and Mike Mahardy started playing the same game.

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Yes! Yes! YES!

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Dead Space isn't scary because Isaac is an unstoppable monster. He is the nightmare. The plasma cutter is one of the best weapons in video games, straight-up.

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please remind abby how the safe works. i dont think she read to tool tip about it.

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Yusss!

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@bathala said:

Jeff B needs a tag in description

Imagine the paperwork!

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So glad to see Abby finally playing this. It is too bad this is one of those games that is about a thousand times more effective when you're not playing while chatting with friends. But beggars can't be choosers I suppose.

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"I bet Dead Space will freak Abby out!" - me

Hour in:

"Wow it's really screaming! I don't know why I like that lil scream so much!" - Abby

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OMG, Abby and Kish/Mahardy playing this in the same week is fucking incredible.

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Abby please use stasis on the monsters thanks

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Dead Space. Best stomp in the business. Really loving seeing Abby playing this.

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Was this game not on PC? I thought I remember having it on PC...

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Sheesh. Gotta steal Mary & Mike's thunder. Guess thats what happens when you leave the CBSI family.

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My favourite memory of Dead Space is getting scared by something in-game then looking to my left and seeing a giant spider on the pillow next to me, so I ran out of the room and never played the game again

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Edited By ShadyPingu

Re: the book that @ybbaaabby hated. I'm still trying to figure out if she's talking about (1) The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch, or (2) The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway.

It totally fits that Rorie recc'ed #1 to Vinny, but based on context clues, Abby may be talking about #2. It is weird enough to cause a strong reaction, and also the kind of book a friend might mistakenly recommend to Abby, given her comedy background. I just can't imagine The Gone World working someone up into a fury, but I may be wrong.

Truly, the literary mystery of our times.

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I like this, I wish that the game audio was higher in the mix, though.

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Not sure if this works for the PC version of Dead Space 1, but Dead Space 2 I played on a controller with the keyboard on the floor, and I stomped the space bar to stomp in the game it was amazing.

Amazing!

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Dead Space isn't scary because Isaac is an unstoppable monster. He is the nightmare. The plasma cutter is one of the best weapons in video games, straight-up.

Yeah, I remember playing this, early on it's pretty tough, but by the end with all the upgrades and weapons I was carving through armies of necromorphs

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Was this game not on PC? I thought I remember having it on PC...

It was - I remember playing it on PC.

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Am I remembering incorrectly, or does Abby have on an advanced suit type - I don't remember that being the default suit?

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Was this game not on PC? I thought I remember having it on PC...

It's on PC. Played through it many years ago and it was definitely on PC. And just checked Origin, it's there. Probably also on Steam at this point.

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two weird things I notice this many years removed; at the time this game looked AWESOME..., for whatever reason, this looks a lot messier with textures than I remember, dunno. *edit, I'm an idiot- this is on my end, brightness is way too high, and the player quality Auto defaulted to low-res. Man, I need more sleep. whoops. That correction made; yeah my memory of how rad this game looks for the time still holds up, definitely not 4k RTX..........but imagine.

......anyway, yeah the visual fidelity for that sort of Event Horizon look they went for really still looks great, look at the rivets on that suit! TECHNOLOGY!

The second thing is holy crap is Issac a weird lookin' dude. Forgot about that.

Also I remember often joking that this is Moltar's origin story and why he has such a tude with Space Ghost.

Man this game is still cool, RIP Dead Space, good job GB for making this finally happen. Don't nitpick too hard Abby this game is super duper. I very much miss narrative/story driven games like this, I am so glad we're getting at least remakes like the RE series, or the FF7 remake, or exemplary new titles like Control that just...embody that kind of 'video game' you sit down, play, complete, feel satisfied, leave alone for a year or two, revisit, and enjoy again because it was contained, had an ending, and was just GOOD- to the point that you can re-play it, knowing/sort of forgetting also the middle-beats enough like a good movie that you can be surprised that 'you forgot that part' and the experience the second/third/whatever playthrough a healthy distance apart still makes the game shine.

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Mass Effect remasters let's gooooooo

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@dooz: Every game they post has low game audio :(

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@fightingchance: if I remember right this game had a pre-order bonus suit which is maybe what defaulted here, it's actually hard for me to remember which was the default at this point through the three games but I do know there was a variant out the gate which is maybe what's going on.

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Oh awesome, Deadspace and Deadspace 2 are 2 of my favorite games ever.

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Super excited to check this out tomorrow. Abby playing games like this is always entertaining.

I played all three of these games around the times they came out, and I remember thinking each one was progressively worse. I rarely go for super hard achievements, but I thought the plasma-cutter play through was a cool idea. So glad I did that one, it was so much fun. I played through again on NG+ and got all the other weapons to the them out. To this day, this game has one of the highest number of achievements on my Xbox account. I think I missed only 3.

I'm interested to see how well this game holds up.

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Hey Abby, I'm so excited that your playing this game! Some key advice might have been lost in the opening of the game. In the game, you have two melee options, the AMAZING stomp with RB and specifically the swing with RT. When you get surrounded, you can slow down with enemies with stasis to make it more manageable. Also, with the kinesis power, you can stab enemies with their own limbs which is pretty fun.

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As a devotee of feng shui, I was really excited for this. Then I found out it was just killing monsters.

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So glad this video series is happening!

Also anyone reading this, please help out by tagging the video to the correct game page because it's tagged to the franchise currently. I already did this but it takes more than one to get it to stick.

  1. Just click Tag this video
  2. Add the 2008 game Dead Space (not the iPhone game).
  3. Also above that add "Jeff B Bakalar" to the hosts. (cause he was in the video)
  4. Then click "add tags"
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Abby is going to straight up murder all the enemies with overwhelming charm.

MURDER THEM ABBY!!! MURDER THEM ALL!!!