What about Ellie in Dead Space 3?

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I understand that Dead Space 3 is preety far away but i just want to talk about a teammate idea.What if in DS3 you could have Ellie as your AI controlled teammate?Of course she should be ''invinsible'' because if you play Zealot difficulty and she keeps dying and you fail the mission due to her you would be furious.Or what if could choose between Isaac or Ellie as the campaign protagonist?Of course this is just some random teammate addition ideas because DS3 is ''miles'' away,but since Ellie survived with ''you'' in Dead Space 2 why not?In my opinion it would be better to add her as a teammate or as a playable character instead of just killing her or making her dissapear in the start of DS3.Do you agree that the addition of Ellie in DS3 would be a good move or not?

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I can understand where you're coming from, but the problem with the teammate idea is that the Dead Space franchise is considered a survival horror franchise (whether it's actually horror is another matter). So having a teammate would severely hamper any tension that could be squeezed out of the moment, especially if it would react to any jump scares before you even see them. You're meant to feel alone and a bit claustrophobic and vulnerable, and having someone else there, perhaps chatting away, would wreck any potential horror. If you started off with Ellie near you, but then somehow got split off from her, that would work, but not if she's just chilling beside you the whole time. It would be a little too much of a divergence from what Visceral wants to do to be appropriate, in my point of view.

 

Having said that, I reckon being to play as Ellie would be awesome, especially if she didn't play exactly the same as Isaac, because I liked her as a character. Also, for a video game character, she's pretty hot.

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Getting a bit attached to Ellie there buddy. I reckon they'll kill her off or she's actually some bad c-word.

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Yes as a character she was preety pleasant regardless that for a videogame character she is indeed preety hot.Having considered your point of view i understand that indeed the horror element will be taken away if Ellie is added as a teammate.But i insist that adding her as a playable character it would be an exellent feature for the game as you said yourself ,especially if she didn't play exactly as Isaac.So for now we can only suppose and guess but hopefully we will see her back in Dead Space 3.