Affected Hearing

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introduced in version 2.0 of the Deck.
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Simulating hearing impairment.


Awareness , Emotional Script , Imminent Death .
May relate to:
Ouch! .


Some games explore the impact of hearing impairment in the Emotional Script. Usually, it is associated to some condition that the player will be induced to avoid.


inFamous: When facing Imminent Death hearing gets affected and the sound of the blood pressure in the inner ears becomes dominant. This condition effectively communicates the severity of the PC's health, signalling the need to stop taking damage and adopting a behaviour that allows recovery.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: Temporarily deaf and tinnitus after an exploding grenade.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Using a noisy grenade to disturb the enemies and to ease taking them down.
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Halo: Reach: While using the Active Camouflage ability, diegetic sounds are muffled. (Music is still heard.)
Half-Life 2:
Dead To Rights:
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: