Here's A Thing That Happens In Stasis

Here's A Thing That Happens In Stasis

A few hours into the horror adventure game Stasis, a tracking device needs to be removed from the player's spine. Since the space station you're on is all sorts of messed up, there's no one to help out. Good luck!

If you're not familiar with Stasis, I wrote about it a little while back. It's less ambitious than SOMA, but it's worth playing for any horror (or adventure) fan.

Warning: There are spoilers for Stasis ahead!

This device isn't merely a chip hidden beneath the skin. It's wrapped around your spine, which means not only does your back need to be peeled open, but several careful incisions need to be made to remove it.

It all begins by, uh, carefully removing the suit you've been wearing around and using a laser to, uh, tear apart your flesh.

Here's A Thing That Happens In Stasis

No, wait, there's more.

Here's A Thing That Happens In Stasis

Did I mention I was playing this while riding the train back from the airport yesterday? Did I mention how I had to hide my laptop's screen from people?

And, look, I didn't say it was over yet. Not even close, sadly.

Here's A Thing That Happens In Stasis

Every step of the way, my skin was crawling. It's far worse with the player's character screaming in agony. One assumes you'd usually be asleep for this!

You eventually have to solve a little puzzle to complete the surgery, by removing the tracking nodes in a certain order. When done right, here's how it goes. (I recommend turning on the audio and putting on headphones for the full effect.)

It's possible to mess the surgery up, of course. When that happens, um:

I'm so glad that section is over!


Comments

    This section really bugged me but not because of the grossness.

    In what world is the PATIENT ever in charge of their surgery? There would be no controls available to the patient, at all, ever. It would be fully automated with a battery backup and patient restraints.
    Gruesome scene though.

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    Anybody remember the bit in Dead Space 2 where you had to guide that needle / probe thing through your own eyeball?

    *shudder*

      It has done the run on various YouTuber let's plays but the needle in the eye in Dead Space 2 was basically a blood fountain while this scene in Stasis is pure nightmare fuel.

      Seriously, I am seeing the clip and cannot being myself to turn the sound on for the clip where it goes wrong.

      Though truth be told, while I like the planning of the story for some horror games, I dare not play any outside the hidden object games as I don't think I have the nerve for them.

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