Dead Space 2 Interview: Steve Papoutsis

GameSpot interviews Dead Space 2 executive producer Steve Papoutsis to find out what's next for hero Isaac Clarke.

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xXDante666Xx
xXDante666Xx

@Swift18: I know you wrote that in June, but one idea of mine that seems kinda off kilter and absolutely wrong is that because Isaac is infected the whole thing on the Sprawl is actually him delusional. It isn't right I know but it would just be kind of funny to find out that you are a tool of the Red marker and it is using you to kill people. :P

xXDante666Xx
xXDante666Xx

@Swift18: I know you wrote that in June, but one idea of mine that seems kinda off kilter and absolutely wrong is that because Isaac is infected the whole thing on the Sprawl is actually him delusional. It isn't right I know but it would just be kind of funny to find out that you are a tool of the Red marker and it is using you to kill people. :P

kielloman
kielloman

if theyr gonna do multiplayer itd be cool if they did like a online co-op thing

Swift18
Swift18

Yeah Nicole is Dead. But Issac is infected on some level and he doesn't completely realize she's dead. Example: The end credits teaser. So either you're going to discover that Issac is losing his mind or that in some strange way here consciousness is alive in the infection or monolith network it's self. Or that her death was fake "watch the anime movie and the planet side surveyor and the video feed". There are a lot of posibilities and we don't know and we won't untill the next game comes out. But I'm sure they will make this game veryyyyy intresting so I wouldn't be so negative about it.

midway_nights
midway_nights

I think this guy who is saying dead space 1 didnt have much variety in terms of environment is going to ruin the dead space 2. original dead space is genuine classic it was all about alone normal guy to encounter the horrors on space ship. this guy from visceral games really talks alot and i think they are gonna change lots of things to make it a mainstream success.

BuckyFellini
BuckyFellini

I hesitated on buying the first one for some weird reason for a year. But when I bought it I realized it was one of the greatest games ever.

Dark-4-Life
Dark-4-Life

I'm on my way to buy dead space 1 o,,o !!

pidow
pidow

No pc??????????????????????? Another one who does not like money, their lost.

kponealex
kponealex

I appreciate the fact that they are willing to delay the release of the game just so that it's completely ready ,no glitches , no weird shading due to the hurry of the last moment .Loved the first game , gonna love this one 2

Bhemont
Bhemont

@Incetardis like so many other horror flick zombie stories, the main protagonist usually begins as a rookie zombie slayer and and then developed in to some bad ass zombie killer, I guess Isaac is at that stage now. It sucks story-wise I agree, and I hope they can come up with better reason then Nicole is still alive. Dude, if you did play D1 then you'd know by now she is confirmed by the chapters that she's dead, all the chapters indicate to that N_I_C_O_L_E I_S D_E_A_D... Period.

Uhagi
Uhagi

Yes play by yourself in the dark. They could make other games base in this world. Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a atmosphere . Pretty cool.

sher_khan
sher_khan

No matter what you add or remove....DONT MAKE THIS GAME LESS SCARIER THAN THE LAST ONE.....

123BULL
123BULL

They should give them a chainsaw type weapon for close combat. Take out the long range saw gun.

123BULL
123BULL

this is the terminator! _ _ _ __ _ ☺ ____ _ _ _ copy and paste him everywhere ....... ̿ ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з▌ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿'̿ ̿ ̿ ̿........ so he can kill Justin Bieber

Incetardis
Incetardis

I have a feeling Nicole isn't really dead. that's what issac was fighting for. what's gonna be his motivation in pt 2? I was playing it yesterday blasting away at necromorphs and one of them started crawling towards me with only one tentacle. I was like "holy sh*t that's awesome." pt 2 needs to have more unique moments like that.

TO-SHIBA
TO-SHIBA

best survival horror weating to come

mjpatrick
mjpatrick

@ConectionKing I like your idea of some tools that support more hand-to-hand combat. Just brainstorming ... how about something like a space-aged reciprocating saw, hand-held wrecking ball, or short-range liquid nitrogen sprayer?

Willceace
Willceace

I usually think people are pricks, But this is a man I could drink with.

machew100
machew100

good interview. good background music.

tariq393
tariq393

i dont think the multiplayer will ruin the single player game at all but it wouldn't be much fun just like RE5 gold edition(the worst multiplayer ever) because dead space is kinda like RE5 in fighting enemies(you have to stand, aim and shoot, also you can't run while shooting) but that dosen't mean it's gonna f*** the game, this just my opinion..maybe it will turn out to be something better and bioshock 2 is nowhere near dead space to compare with..dead space 2 is gonna hunt you just like the first one did..count on that people

ImSpartacus811
ImSpartacus811

Omg, multiplayer is suicide. Look what happened to Bioshock 2. The multiplayer was subpar, but the single player was also a little worse than the first game as well.

_spartan__
_spartan__

no multiplayer!! the more you add to multiplayer the less you can have in single player

ProVibes
ProVibes

I'd like control some spacecraft with Issac this time. The multi-player addition is unnecessary because it breaks down the aesthetic of the game. Also a few cutscenes showing how earth looks would be pretty cool. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

BattleAxeRX
BattleAxeRX

I like these guys, I have high hopes for DS2. I'm hoping for a 180 degree turn, improved enemy animations and behavior, and an improved flamethrower since the last one was a let down.

Goods_Merchant
Goods_Merchant

This guy has got it right. Getting feedback from the people is alway a good way to go.

Barighm
Barighm

Hope to see more customization in the suits such as, say, a melee orientated suit, shooter suit, tank suit, etc.

Avals
Avals

Isaac's ex-grilfriend looks freaking terrific..

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

The only game that ever scared me was Doom 3 on the Xbox. I hope Dead Space 2 brings that kind of fear.

ConectionKing
ConectionKing

one thing they have to do is HAND TO HAND BRUTAL COMBAT!!! the gun play is sweet but it needs to have some good close quarters combat,combos, maybe a knife or blade, metal bar? melee attacks..if not the game cant realy get that much better than the first one. also two player co-op local would be the best! this and the melee would make it a 9.5/10 game

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

@luigi753 do not understand.... back to the interview, as long as they don't screw it up like Fear 2 then it's going to be great.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

this rings a lot of bells. which fantastic horror game was it that came out, in the sequel to which they tried to focus on improving the variety of the in-game environments and giving the players more options than before and consequently it came out much, much worse than the original?

luigi753
luigi753

I hve da 1st 2 dead space 4 da PC, Dead Space, & DEad Space extraction. Dead Sapce 1 was jus amazin & vicious da funny ting is my friend had da 1st 4 da Xbox he cidnt handle it so he may not get da 2nd( real manly) ha ha Dead Space 2 looks very, very tight, kool & da creators who created dis game, bravo wit out dis game Horror games were on da edge of become in extinct. Good Job please dont disappoint us :)

vongroove
vongroove

If his voice sounds anything like the guy in the interview where F***ED!!!

xdude85
xdude85

Don't add multiplayer, that's what ruined BioShock 2.

MrBubblezz
MrBubblezz

I dont mind the fact that their adding multiplayer to the game. In fact, I think it would be pretty cool to customize your own soldier and necromorph... but I wouldn't care if it was in the 2nd. Dead Space 1 was one of the best games I ever played, and I beat it like 7 times. I dont know about you guys, but beating the same campaign 7 times is a poop load! Gonna pre order it the moment i can!

majahret
majahret

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NinjaPenguinAta
NinjaPenguinAta

Looks sick! The first was a great single player experience imo. The only thing I would change is to have Isaac be a little less scared and occasionally unapologetically own b!tches.

acerpg007
acerpg007

Always been a Dead Space fan.. hahaha

HarrymanGR
HarrymanGR

he said Isaac Newton, right? Not Isaac Clarke? Near the end?

malverick
malverick

@bushido_mayhem - If they bought this game out on the Wii, using WiiMotion Plus then definately...

dhems
dhems

very hopfull sensitiv game unrecognize fuuuuuuuuuuuutre tha past foruuuuuuuuuuuuum

darkfall_225
darkfall_225

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Psychotic_One
Psychotic_One

Hopefully the disciples of the Church of the Ripper will get to see an even bigger and more brutal version of their messiah. Can't wait for this game to come out. The new Necromorph designs look pretty awesome.

MuddVader
MuddVader

Looking forward to it. Going to be amazing no doubt as long as it keeps the intense feel of the first.

bramterris
bramterris

All i know is Plasma Cutter = Awesome game. Also, i like how they will actually have isaac talk, because games that have the main character not able to talk just means you can't connect to the character as much and decreases the overall feel you have for him. Having him talk in this one will hopefully add in a new feel to Isaac that the last game didn't have. Enjoyed the last one of course, i just hope this one will be more of a game they wanted to do, rather then capitalising on the last games success.

bushido_mayhem
bushido_mayhem

I hope they offer a katana as a weapon...what better way to chop off the limbs of your foes? Needless to say, it would be pretty badass.

HaDoKeN_NaTe
HaDoKeN_NaTe

i know they want to come out with it this year but i really dont mind if it gets pushed back...great things take time and i'd rather it take as much time as it needs

Artanis_cl
Artanis_cl

i think visceral is ok making this second part of this scary game, its terrible!!! keep going, i hope play this one soon :D!