Despite garnering rave reviews upon release, Dead Space sparks controversy since some people think the version is “too woke.”
A strong minority in the Dead Space community thinks Motive Studio’s release has been practising “wokeness” because of a number of adjustments the remake has made. The original 2008 survival horror game, which is regarded as one of the most well-known body horror games, was released while the genre was still unsure of itself. Dead Space may not have had the psychological depth of Silent Hill 2, but its scary creature designs and claustrophobic setting more than made up for it.
Many people think that the Dead Space remake is not only a contemporary interpretation of an earlier title but really improves on the original model developed by Visceral Games, especially in light of the positive early reviews for the game. That does not imply that the game is faultless. As with any other title, some will continue to find fault with it, but a few others have expressed their worries about how the remake has leaned too heavily toward political awareness.
According to The Gamer, some have criticised Dead Space for being “woke,” pointing out how the remake changed things in the name of diversity. As an illustration, Kendra Daniels mentions her girlfriend in the opening, which was left out of the original. On the Steam forums, there is also a discussion in which one user gives the game a “hard pass,” posting a link to an image that highlights some of the changes they seem to find objectionable, such as Johnston being replaced by a black woman and how some of the characters now appear to be physically older.
Twitter user ChrisRGun posted a reply to the clip from the streamer. When asked in chat what he thought of the game, the streamer replied that the developers added “Gay Awakening”. Here are some differences between the Dead Space remake and the original: B. Isaac Clarke now has a voice, but some players are upset by the additional changes in wording, accusing the game of being politically correct.
Despite these negative comments, the remake continues to wow fans: OG Dead Space celebrates his 15th anniversary this year, along with contemporaries such as Fallout 3 and Grand Theft Auto 4. And while the landscape of the games industry has changed over the years, most will agree that the trajectory has been largely positive. That hasn’t stopped the studio from continuing to implement fairer depictions in this modern age.