I watched them all, as they came out!
This was a milestone production effort by EA, I'm pleased to say (as opposed to just releasing some new game on a disc). The narrated comics were a great vehicle to get you hooked into the storyline so that game is on your mind for the time it becomes available. The movie hits you in yet another avenue to put that game on your mind (and alternately, the game makes you curious enough to find out what is in the movie). I'm sure it was a great deal of extra work to integrate all of these elements as well as they did, so I can only applaud the effort. The investment in artistic elements and styling was very ambitious across the board. I don't know if this was just a unique approach as an integrated marketing strategy for this title or do they plan to employ the formula for other titles. I look forward to see what they come up with, if they do...
I'm definitely a living-case for a demographic being compelled to get this game, that would not normally expose myself to this game. I'm really not into the over the top gore/horror scene. I'm not into Resident Evil or Silent Hill. I've tried them, but never stuck it out to the end of the game. However, I was totally bought and sold for Dead Space. I'm not saying I suddenly found an appreciation for gore/horror, either.
The intense imagery in this game still gives me a headache and edgy feeling like "This environment really does not give me a pleasant sensation. I'd wish I were as dead as all these corpses laying around, if I was really stuck in this situation. I can really identify with the few npc's encountered on the ship that are utterly shellshocked out of their mind by the whole situation...just rocking listlessly waiting to be inevitably slaughtered or finally doing themself in"...but I remain addicted to playing it through (going on my 2nd time through, right now). Granted, the sci-fi element is a strong aspect to draw my interest. However, I still feel the animated comic series was a critical component to really captivate my attention, considering this genre of game. The movie is a nice follow-through to put a fitting cap on the experience of this game.