Dead Space: Another Great Horror Franchise Turned Into a Typical Action Game?


  1. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I haven't played DS3 yet, and I still want to when the price drops, but it's looking like Silent Hill is the last true horror franchise standing.

    Dead Space 3 Review for PlayStation 3 (PS3) - Cheat Code Central

    I'm sure it is still a fun game, but there are plenty of action games to choose from already. Is survival horror just a dead genre or what? I love horror games, but they are few and far between these days. Am I the only one who misses pure horror?

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  2. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Yeah, I played the Demo and while it was fun I just didn't get scared. I barely jumped and was more surprised. Perhaps in the full game it get's scarier later on. IMO, Condemned was a good creepy game.
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  3. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I have Condemned 2: Bloodshot on PS3. That is a pretty cool game. Wonder if they'll make another one.
  4. dibblebill

    dibblebill Well-Known Member

    I found Condemned 2 to be far creepier than 1.


    FEAR underwent the same issues from 1 to 2 to 3. The first, I could barely play parts of. The second wasn't as bad, the third I blasted through.

    You want good horror? Amnesia. Call of Cthulhu, Dark Corners of hte Earth.

    Those two are excellent.
  5. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Fatal frame is a good horror I've heard especially Crimson Butterfly.
  6. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Played all three FEAR games. By the third one it was a straight up shooter.
    The Fatal Frame games were decent but hard. They haven't made any of those since PS2 though.
  7. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    I played only two of the FEAR games. FEAR 1 IMO, was creepier.
  8. Reocyx

    Reocyx Active Member

    Man I played that game in college and I couldn't sleep for like 3 days straight it scared me so bad
  9. TimeAndroid

    TimeAndroid Well-Known Member

    Who has it? I was wondering if any of you guys would like to play on co-op on Monday.
  10. TimeAndroid

    TimeAndroid Well-Known Member

    I hope someone who plays it replies soon. I wanna play co-op...
  11. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Above 2 posts merged into existing DS3 thread. :)
  12. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Got a Game Informer today and Dead Space 3 got a 9. I kinda don't get the whole 9.5 8.37 thing. The game was just good enough to get a 9.5, but not a 10. :p
    Another creepy game I have heard of is Slender.
  13. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    The Slender Man. Far from scary. I found myself laughing the whole time because the damn guy wouldn't appear as I run around like an idiot.
  14. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Really? People said it was scary. :confused: Huh.
  15. dibblebill

    dibblebill Well-Known Member

    Fatal Frame is a good horror title, someone mentioned it.


    "Ghoul Forest 2" and "Ghoul Forest 3" for Doom 2. Using the ZDoom source port.
  16. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    I may be difficult to scare. Perhaps that is it.
  17. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's getting good reviews, they just all say it's not horror anymore. Though GI gave it the highest score by far.

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/dead-space-3/critic-reviews

    Did you see Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut on page 81 of that same magazine? That looks like it might be interesting. Graphics are not the main consideration for me.
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