Dead Space 3 is imminent; if you’ve so far avoided the playable version of Event Horizon, you can catch up on the story in the recap below:
I played Dead Space for the first time in my empty apartment, at night, with the lights out and the receiver & sub-woofer cranked.
That lasted for about 30 minutes.
But I came around eventually and for the most part really enjoyed the game. The body horror stuff was expertly done and creepy as all hell. The times you had to exit the ship and tromp around in the vacuum of space were serene while at the same time terrifying, because you knew that a clutch of monstrous tentacle babies might be hiding in the entrance hatch on the other side of the hull, ready to pull your spine out. All that said, I never got around to playing DS2. A little survival horror for me goes a long way. Resident Evil 4, Dead Space…I’m good for this console generation.
Some people are squeamish, so the fairly gory pictures (UPDATE: That includes all the newer, wetter, far grosser pictures) are after the jump. From the press release, touting the pop up in London’s Smithfields meat market:
Once open, Resident Evil fans and unsuspecting members of the public will be treated to a glimpse into the gory world of Wesker & Son, the fictional butcher with a penchant for human flesh.
Once at the butchery, members of the public will be invited to sample and purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head, which will be available to buy directly from the shop. As well as these specially created products, gamers will be able to buy ‘Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages’ and ‘J’avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks’ along with some specially made pots of Red Herb and Green Herb. All proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.
In addition to the pop-up human butchery and morgue, Resident Evil fans will be invited to attend two days of lectures at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum, which have been designed to explore some of the themes in the game and their links to real life. Dr. Morgaine Gaye, a Food Futurologist who will discuss future trends in human food consumption as well as explore cannibalism through history, will conduct the first of these lectures on Friday, 28th September, while Prof. John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists will discuss viruses and examine whether the game’s infamous C-Virus could ever become a reality. Gamers and members of the public wishing to attend either of these lectures need to register:cannibalism/viruses.
I don’t care that I didn’t go to London to see the Olympics this year, but I am just a little bummed out not to be over there to check this out. I doubt we’d ever see something like this Stateside. Click the jump to get a real sense of what level Capcom is taking marketing to this time for Resident Evil 6.
Totally skipped RE5 but Resident Evil 4 scared me shitless, especially the first time a chainsaw-wielding fat dude with a burlap sack on his head chased me through a creepy village and slashed through walls to get to me. I was not prepared for that; I really tried to not play that game at night. Dead Space as well.
What’s the scariest game you’ve ever played?
P.S. I refuse to play Amnesia: Dark Descent. I like sleeping. Do you? You can definitely find out here.