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There is a fantastic feature in the Dead Space remake that I won’t be using

There is one thing you can count on with the Dead Space remake: it will be just as violent and graphic as the original. Those who are scared of dying may now safely make their way to Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole, the researcher, thanks to a new feature implemented by Electronic Arts.

Players are warned that “Dead Space includes graphic violence, including explicit scenes of mutilation, impalement, blood, gore, vomit, and death” before they ever set foot on the USG Ishimura. Numerous horrific experiences and dangerous mental health habits are portrayed in video games and movies. Disorders including claustrophobia, psychosis, visual and auditory delusions, and compulsive behaviours are discussed, as well as self-harm and suicide thoughts.

EA has prepared more than just one warning to assist gamers stay alive through all the conflict. You may turn on a warning system inside the game to let you know when horrific necromorphs are about to appear or if there will be a distressing scene of self-harm.

EA has taken it a step further by including a second option that may be used to conceal upsetting situations, just in case that wasn’t enough. If you turn this on, the mutant creatures disappear into blurry obscurity. The death animations for Isaac Clarke will similarly be hidden behind a black screen. Considering how crazy a few of them are, this could be for the best. Witnessing a tentacle dig into the back of someone’s skull and emerge through their lips is just as unpleasant as seeing a sword rip through someone’s ribs.

Warnings about suicide, amputation, needles, and medical misconduct are included in each chapter, and the site also provides a comprehensive index of all the chapters. All of these spoilers are completely optional and are turned off by default, so if you don’t want them, you may play the game normally and experience all of the gore and mutilation without any interference.

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Turning on the features is easy for those who need the censored version. Start by pausing the game and navigating to its settings, then its accessibility options. The content warning options will be the fourth or fifth on the list.

Turning on “Show Content Warning” is the next step. Doing so will enable the game notifications to show in the upper right corner of your display. Hide Disturbing Scenes will obscure disturbing stuff.

I know turning on these features would be beneficial to my psyche, yet I still refuse to use them. Obviously, this isn’t a modest boast. I can guarantee that upon arrival at the necromorph-infested station, I will become a bawling wreck who will have an existential crisis every time she turns a corner. As perverse as it seems, one of my favourite things about the Dead Space games is how miserable I always end up.

There aren’t too many horror games on the market right now that can make me feel as anxious and scared as I felt when playing Dead Space 2. As a result, I can’t wait to see what kind of terrifying new twists this remake provides.

I know that the Dead Space remake is a survival horror game, and I intend to approach it as such. No thanks; as someone who plays and likes a lot of horror games without considering the aforementioned things to be anxiety triggers, I don’t need them. I fear that turning them on would diminish the necromorph horror to nothing more than a bad dream.

However, these additions are great for the disabled community and will help Dead Space attract more players. However, I am the kind of person who enjoys testing how long they can endure the game’s brutal terror until their eyes begin to water and they have to physically move away from their computer. The remake’s aesthetic upgrades, though, might make the encounter so unsettling that I’ll have to turn on the appropriate warnings.