Will the remake recapture the awe-inspiring world of the original EA Games Dead Space or will it pale in comparison?
Even while the Dead Space remake remains a rumor, anticipation is already building for the potential reboot. The challenge would lie in successfully reviving the mesmerizing world of the original. The risk of it becoming a bland echo of the original that leaves us disappointed looms large.
The Revival of the World of Dead Space
The question haunting Dead Space fans is whether a remake could stand shoulder to shoulder with the imposing and overwhelming world of the original. Would it be a mere uninspired echo, never truly matching the original, or would the characters rise from the ashes, and the new plot create an even more intense horror experience?
Preserving the Protagonist Approach
One thing the new Dead Space game would undoubtedly have to maintain is the portrayal of the protagonist – a point fans agree upon. Isaac Clarke, the protagonist of the franchise, is considered the embodiment of survival horror in the gaming format. His initial inexperience and subsequent evolution make for a compelling character journey, a characteristic that a new Dead Space game should not neglect. The right protagonist’s choice would be a priority for a potential new game.
Potential for a New Protagonist
Fans provide hints in forums on what a new main story within the Dead Space universe should look like. The new protagonist would have to mirror certain characteristics of Isaac Clarke to replicate the imposing and overwhelming world of Dead Space. They should certainly be as untrained and vulnerable as Isaac was at the beginning, but also possess non-combat skills that aid survival. One idea floating around the forums is a new main character proficient in hacking. This could bring a breath of fresh air while preserving the original’s core horror feel. Another suggestion is for him to possess paranormal psychic abilities.
If rumors are true, the Dead Space remake faces a monumental task. To satisfy fans, the creators of the remake would need to revive the original’s captivating horror and create a new experience for the players. A difficult undertaking, as fans would not accept a different portrayal of the protagonist. It remains to be seen whether there will truly be a remake. And if it does come to pass, whether it can successfully replicate the original’s grotesquely surprising grisly world of horror.