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Dead Space 3 trailer distinguishes single-player fear from co-op destruction

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The first Dead Space was lonely and unsettling. No one yelled about how much everything sucked or checked to see if I was alright, and I liked that, so Dead Space 3's co-op mode concerns me. Will this new focus kill the mood? The latest trailer acknowledges my concern and tries to make all my worries go away. Single-player is about confronting fears, it says, while co-op is where I'll "take down the terror."

Those sound like two very different experiences, so I'm curious to see just how different they are, and how well Dead Space 3 does both. Can it pull off a sense of isolation in one mode and a sense of camaraderie in the other? And is it going for either? We've previously heard conflicting messages (opens in new tab) about just what kind of mood Dead Space 3 is after.

I don't know, but there is at least one thing I can tell from the trailer: it features excellent sound effects for gurgley, squishy things. Shbbblargle.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.