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* Bizzarchitecture: The ''Ishimura'', while designed as a mining ship and possessing the logical layout of one, has some weird design elements.

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* Bizzarchitecture: Bizarrchitecture: The ''Ishimura'', while designed as a mining ship and possessing the logical layout of one, has some weird design elements.

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* Bizzarchitecture: The ''Ishimura'', while designed as a mining ship and possessing the logical layout of one, has some weird design elements.
** The ship's tram system is not dual tracked, and the platforms are only one one side of the ship, meaning somebody who would need to go from the Bridge to the Crew Deck would have to take a tram that would then loop around the entirety of the ship, before circling back to the Crew Deck (which is technically one stop behind the Bridge), as trams going towards the bow would be in the way.
** The Bridge area of the ship is a gigantic open atrium like area, with massive windows. Given the ship's frequent encounters with errant asteroid debris, no countermeasures or shielding appears to exist to guard the windows against impacts and the risk of depressurizing the entire area.
** The Medical Deck's Zero-G Therapy area is accessing by using Kinesis to pull a piece of medical equipment between two separate gaps, which makes no sense and only serves to impede foot traffic for personnel, especially if an operation or procedure is underway.
** No alternate method to access the different decks on foot appears to exist in the ship's design; the only way is via tram or via the tramway, which if the tram is offline essentially isolates decks from each other (and traversing via the tramway can also be dangerous, impractical, or impossible given no access points exist in every location to get from the tramway up to the deck itself).

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* BookEnds: The game begins and ends with Isaac listening to Nicole's last recording.

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* AndIMustScream: Based on the way they scream, the Guardians are still alive despite everything their bodies have gone through. They even sigh when Isaac kills them.


** At one point in the game, Isaac can look through Daniel's crew dossier and his own. Isaac has a more than thorough entry, detailing everything about him from where he went to school to who his parents were, but Daniels just gets a stub with the guy who sent the message telling Hammond that she was recommended to him last minute and that he has almost nothing on her personally.

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** At one point in the game, Isaac can look through Daniel's crew dossier and his own. Isaac has a more than thorough entry, detailing everything about him from where he went to school to who his parents were, but Daniels just gets a stub with the guy who sent the message telling Hammond that she was recommended to him last minute and that he has almost nothing on her personally.

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** At one point in the game, Isaac can look through Daniel's crew dossier and his own. Isaac has a more than thorough entry, detailing everything about him from where he went to school to who his parents were, but Daniels just gets a stub with the guy who sent the message telling Hammond that she was recommended to him last minute and that he has almost nothing on her personally.


* PosthumousCharacter: Most of the ''Ishimura's'' crew are dead by the time the ''Kellion'' arrives, including most of the audio log characters. [[spoiler: Such as Nicole.]] Doctor Mercer reveals himself to still be alive and spends more than one chapter trying to murder Isaac. [[spoiler: Doctor Kyne also turns out to have made it this far.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: Most of the ''Ishimura's'' crew are dead by the time the ''Kellion'' arrives, including most of the audio log characters. [[spoiler: Such as Nicole.]] Doctor Mercer reveals himself to still be alive though and spends more than one chapter trying to murder Isaac. [[spoiler: Doctor Kyne also turns out to have made it this far.]]


* PostumousCharacter: Most of the ''Ishimura's'' crew are dead by the time the ''Kellion'' arrives, including most of the audio log characters. [[Spoiler: Such as Nicole.]] Doctor Mercer reveals himself to still be alive and spends more than one chapter trying to murder Isaac. [[spoiler: Doctor Kyne also turns out to have made it this far.]]

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* PostumousCharacter: PosthumousCharacter: Most of the ''Ishimura's'' crew are dead by the time the ''Kellion'' arrives, including most of the audio log characters. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Such as Nicole.]] Doctor Mercer reveals himself to still be alive and spends more than one chapter trying to murder Isaac. [[spoiler: Doctor Kyne also turns out to have made it this far.]]

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* PostumousCharacter: Most of the ''Ishimura's'' crew are dead by the time the ''Kellion'' arrives, including most of the audio log characters. [[Spoiler: Such as Nicole.]] Doctor Mercer reveals himself to still be alive and spends more than one chapter trying to murder Isaac. [[spoiler: Doctor Kyne also turns out to have made it this far.]]


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* RearWindowWitnessRearWindowWitness: The game just loves to taunt Isaac by forcing him to watch murders he can't do anything about from windows he somehow can't break.


* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: How Isaac gets his kinesis module.

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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin: ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: How Isaac gets his kinesis module.


* FollowTheLeader: An excellent demonstration of TropesAreNotBad.''Dead Space'' was very obviously inspired by early footage of ''Dark Sector'', back when the latter game was set in space and featured a protagonist in a similar suit fighting space zombies; even the names are similar. The gameplay meanwhile, shares some similarities to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', from the camera angles, to the inventory, to the aiming and shooting. Other obvious influences include ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' franchise, ''Film/EventHorizon'', and ''Film/TheThing1982''.

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* FollowTheLeader: An excellent demonstration of TropesAreNotBad. ''Dead Space'' was very obviously inspired by early footage of ''Dark Sector'', back when the latter game was set in space and featured a protagonist in a similar suit fighting space zombies; even the names are similar. The gameplay meanwhile, shares some similarities to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', from the camera angles, to the inventory, to the aiming and shooting. Other obvious influences include ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' franchise, ''Film/EventHorizon'', and ''Film/TheThing1982''.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: InUniverse. [=RIG=]s have a vastly expanded Waypoint function in 2 and 3, able to point out shops, save stations, and upgrade benches. Stasis also regenerates by itself, presumably by incorporating movement-powered generators. They also have intergrated manouvering thrusters. 3 shows how far humanity has come, as shops are downgraded to suit kiosks that require one to find resources yourself, rather than drawing from a centralized distribution system; as well as requiring ammo and health kits to be hand-crafted at a bench.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: InUniverse. [=RIG=]s have a vastly expanded Waypoint function in 2 and 3, able to point out shops, save stations, and upgrade benches. Stasis also regenerates by itself, presumably by incorporating movement-powered generators. They also have intergrated manouvering thrusters. 3 shows how far humanity has come, as shops are downgraded to suit kiosks that require one to find resources yourself, rather than drawing from a centralized distribution system; as well as requiring ammo and health kits to be hand-crafted at a bench.


Luckily (or not), a [[DistressCall distress call]] managed to get sent, and a crew of (two) [[SpaceMarines space marines]], led by Sergeant Zach Hammond, is sent to investigate. Along with him are two engineers, tasked with helping repair any damage done to the ''Ishimura'' that might have caused the distress call: systems engineer Kendra Daniels and [[TheEngineer mechanical/electronic engineer]] [[TheHero Isaac]] [[ActionSurvivor Clarke]]. Clarke also has a personal reason for undertaking the mission: his [[DistressedDamsel girlfriend]] Nicole is part of the ''Ishimura'''s crew, and he fears for her safety.

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Luckily (or not), a [[DistressCall distress call]] managed to get sent, and a crew of (two) [[SpaceMarines space marines]], led by Sergeant Zach Hammond, is sent to investigate. Along with him are the pilot, and two engineers, tasked with helping repair any damage done to the ''Ishimura'' that might have caused the distress call: systems engineer Kendra Daniels and [[TheEngineer mechanical/electronic engineer]] [[TheHero Isaac]] [[ActionSurvivor Clarke]]. Clarke also has a personal reason for undertaking the mission: his [[DistressedDamsel girlfriend]] Nicole is part of the ''Ishimura'''s crew, and he fears for her safety.


* FollowTheLeader: An excellent demonstration of TropesAreNotBad.''Dead Space'' was very obviously inspired by early footage of ''Dark Sector'', back when the latter game was set in space and featured a protagonist in a similar suit fighting space zombies; even the names are similar. The gameplay meanwhile, shares some similarities to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', from the camera angles, to the inventory, to the aiming and shooting. Other obvious influences include ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' franchise, and ''Film/TheThing1982''.

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* FollowTheLeader: An excellent demonstration of TropesAreNotBad.''Dead Space'' was very obviously inspired by early footage of ''Dark Sector'', back when the latter game was set in space and featured a protagonist in a similar suit fighting space zombies; even the names are similar. The gameplay meanwhile, shares some similarities to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', from the camera angles, to the inventory, to the aiming and shooting. Other obvious influences include ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' franchise, ''Film/EventHorizon'', and ''Film/TheThing1982''.

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