Suda 51: Dead Space 2 is an example of adventurous design

Tuesday, 19th April 2011 06:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The incomparable Goichi Suda has said he’s not the only one pushing the boundaries with new game design, citing Dead Space 2 as an example.

IGN suggested the No More Heroes, Killer 7 and Shadows of the Damned designer was less risk-averse than the majority of designers, but Suda wasn’t hearing any of it.

“Really? Well, when I played Dead Space 2 for example, I was kind of surprised!” he countered.

“I thought, ‘How could they do this?’ I thought there were so many creators who are very adventurous. I think creators who take risks, create really edgy games – they get a lot of respect for that from the players.”

The Grasshopper Manufacture head once more invoked punk culture – singling out The Smiths – as a strong influence on his unique work.

“I write the stories myself and I think of design when I write. In that sense, you get the punk style,” he said.

“And I always think about making people laugh and providing shock elements to it too.”

Suda’s next game is Shadows of the Damned, due through EA on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on June 7.



  1. osric90

    I feel so guilty for not liking Dead Space, same with Final Fantasy and others I know are great but… just not for me, what is wrong with me?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. triggerhappy686

    ^^ ha! just a matter of taste i suppose, ive got a friend that hates metal gear games :( not really in to final fantasy myself…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    Dead Space 2 was an excellent game. Perfect for me. The pacing and save points were great for a time poor person like me. It had that very rare quality in a game. The ability to make me jump and yelp like a little girl ;-)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    I think he’s talking about the violence here, the game itself was utter boredom.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    time for Japan to step their games up!
    they were blown away by GOW, Heavy Rain, Alan Wake, Alone in the Dark and now Dead Space 2.

    #5 4 years ago

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