Dead Space Series Belongs On 3DS
Move over, Resident Evil. The new king of survival horror deserves a chance to shine on Nintendo's portable stage.
Resident Evil: Revelations is a wonderful game, just not a particularly scary one. Capcom fell back on the same old tricks we've seen in previous entries, moments designed to shock instead of create tension.
That, and Dead Space is so much better.
We spent much of our time with Revelations wishing it felt more like Dead Space and its terrifying sequel, with genuine jump from your seat moments, hair-raising audio and disturbing imagery.
Granted, Jill Valentine and Co.'s latest is worth experiencing, with a cool story and lots of monsters in need of beat down, but it's clear (and has been for the past few years) that the company has lost its edge when it comes to survival horror, opting for more cornball antics.
That said, we think Dead Space would fit in perfectly on Nintendo's 3DS.
For starters, EA would be able to create a wonderful looking game. Revelations is proof of that, along with the Dead Space smart phone game for iOS.
Speaking of that award winning iOS title, imagine how it would control with buttons. There's an exciting thought.
This would also give the developers a great opportunity to provide a more console centric title that comes with a bigger story, instead of the watered down narrative in the mobile entry.
Granted, the game would probably max out the 3DS (that goes for its cart size as well), but we already know the system is capable of great things in talented hands. Just looking at EA's FIFA Soccer 12, we know the company is up to task.
Bottom line, 3DS could use more M-rated games, and a Dead Space spin-off would join a handful of quality and adult themed titles slated to arrive this year and beyond. Just spare us something along the lines of Dead Space Ignition. That was scary for reasons beyond monsters.