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[Joystiq]Shedding light on the lighting in Dead Space 2

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Dead Space 2's scares aren't dependent only on space monsters and creepy noises. You also have to see what's going on, or, at least, see the eerie shadow of what's going on. This developer diary introduces DS2's dedicated lighting team -- and shows lots of atmospherically lit in-game shots.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/25/sh...-dead-space-2/

The game is truly fantastic looking. The trailers dont do it justice for some reason. The character models and animation in particular immediately caught my eye considering I just stopped playing the first one this morning.
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I have the first one and haven't played it yet, maybe I need to. This one has gotten quite a bit of praise already.
 
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ok i need to buy this now
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To play, or not to play... That is the question...
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You really need to play the first one

The shadows were already a pretty crucial part of the gameplay back then

Can't wait for the second one to release over here in Europe.
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Wow. It looks to me like they did a bang up job making this game really "moody". I hope that appeases more of those people who didn't feel Dead Space was that scary just "jumpy".
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Wow. It looks to me like they did a bang up job making this game really "moody". I hope that appeases more of those people who didn't feel Dead Space was that scary just "jumpy".
The first time I played Dead Space - I didn't expect alot of the stuff they had in it and to me it was kind of scary.
The 2nd time through - not scary at all.

I finished my third playthrough this morning before I got DS2, and I wasn't scared at all. Then I went and played DS2 expecting more of the same and boy was I wrong. I screamed like a little girl at one point because the necromorph landed ontop of me and I just didn't expect it at all. They definitely fine tuned the "scare points" with this game to be more consistent to when you're at the peak of your nerve if that makes any sense.
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The first one kept me pretty tense most of the time. My back would get sore from hunching over the keyboard, staring intensely into the shadows, looking for the next thing lumbering at me.
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Just bought it on Steam ^________^
    
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it was a mistake not to take advantage of that steam deal a few days ago.
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