A Grisly Post-Mortem Of Dead Space (The Jimquisition)

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Visceral Games is closed, and Dead Space may be no more. During this spooky Halloween time, let’s look back at the rise and sad fall of a wonderful series.

You can’t spell DEAD without EA, after all.

Khael
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Khael

I heard you mention a Deadspace movie. Any chance you’ll watch for spinoff doctors?

SmaMan788
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SmaMan788

I’ll never forget the first red flag for me that DS3 was going to be a lazy, EA mass-produced slog… on Xbox 360, its launch icon was from DS2. XP

kpnut
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kpnut

Since you were playing Scarecrow for this episode does that make you Jimcrow? Or maybe Scarejim?

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

The saddest truth about all this is that every time game developers or publishers (and it’s not just AAA stuff, look at some of the crowd funded scams going on now) assume that the people who buy games are fucking idiots, they are proved right. I’m beginning to think people who buy games are some of the dumbest fucks walking this planet. Show them a flashy demo, get the morons hyped up, then hand them a shit sandwich and they will scoff it down. Idiots spending thousands on shit mobile games, whales pumping millions into scam crowd funded games, motherfuckers… Read more »

dyscode
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I never knew DS1 and 2 had DLC… (only have the PC versions)
These games had me staining my pants as much as Amnesia TDD. I love them.
And I was really glad DS3 wasn’t so scary.

and Frak EA!

Jiryn
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Jiryn

I am actually curious about the validity of the news and game journalism reports as the “Real” reason Visceral was closed. Apparently multiple sources, including IGN, are reporting the real reason the studio was shuttered and the Star Wars game was canceled was for a few reasons. #1. No marketable characters, the game was based on a plucky smuggler and his crew of adventurers set in the Star Wars universe, with little to no appearance of well known and established characters, or even force users.. making EA (and the Disney overlords) feel it wasn’t as marketable. (Same thing happened to… Read more »

Jiryn
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Jiryn

I love the Dead Space series, but as you said it’s an action horror series. Horror really isn’t a gaming genre but more of a theme or setting, and even the 3rd game was still horror, but was more based on the feeling of never being alone, hunted, and of course the series staple grotesque imagery. While I do love Dead Space 3, you’re right about it not having the same feel as the other games in the series, it seemed quite less focused on strategic dismemberment, and more on just killing the hoards constantly hunting you. What about Dead… Read more »

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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EA PR/Marketing logic; “Hmm…if we cover our bottles of whiskey in surgical needles from now on, we can attract the heroin addict audience too!” Genius!!

Wait wait wait…Dead Space has 2 animated films out and da movie boys oh-sorry-I-mean-spin-off-doctor-boys haven’t touched them intimately and inappropriately yet?? It would be a great chance to reminisce over the game while glossing over the film’s dead space. 😉

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

The 5 million copies thing still puzzles me. So Dead Space 2 was considered a disappointment by EA for making 4 million copies (partly because of that $60million marketing it had to make back along with the $60million production budget), why did they think 3 was going to sell even more?

Also was Mirror’s Edge supposed to be a transmedia project as well?

MuddyScarecrow
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Let’s be real here. Has the multi media thing EVER worked for a video game? And I don’t mean games that got so popular that they spawned multi media spin offs after their success like Resident Evil or Mario. I mean games that were made from the beginning to have movies and books and shows attached. Keiji Inafune has tried multiple times to ready make his games with an anime attached. *cough cough* Mighty No 9 and Red Ash *cough*. I absolutely understand these greedy SOBs wanting to just jump on the multimedia thing immediately cuz games are huge right… Read more »