Why yes, I do enjoy finding these alternative views lol, so here's another for Dead Space.
Before you dismember me with plasma cutters hear me out. Think about the first game (or the first poster I made if you looked at it), it was about Isaac taking the job to see if Nicole was safe. Despite probably knowing she was dead (he did have the full video of her death after all) he still went and put himself through hell, and throughout the second game he keeps seeing her because of dementia, grief etc. Part of the main story is the poor guy going through this heartbreak, losing the one he loves, you've gotta feel sorry for him. I think this is another reason he's such a good character, because he really is just human, not some bulky mercenary, not a dark mysterious agent, just a real ordinary guy experiencing real emotional anguish (I'm sure there are people here who know of this =[ )
To the team behind dead space, you've crafted an amazing character and story; very well done.