Dead Space 3 has Co-op Because it is Too Scary to Play AloneCategory: Gaming
Posted: June 12, 2012 05:42PM
Survival horror games have horror in the name for a reason; they are designed to scare you and make you scream out for mercy. Not all survival horror games stick with that formula and instead opt for more action, but some survival horror games still have some scares. The first Dead Space was a terrifying experience, and while the second had some more action elements, it still packed in the frights. EA knows this and has added in co-op to Dead Space 3 because the games are too scary to play by yourself. EA conducted research on the matter and discovered co-op is a good thing to have, especially since it can help take away some of the fear. I fully expect Dead Space 3 to be played in small doses like the predecessors, but the addition of a friend should help extend each play session. Co-op is not being added just because, but in order to provide another form of support. In this case, another person with a gun watching your back in the game.