I just started playing and experienced my first interaction with the cat models (that replace the spiders).
I found the holographic cat pictures almost more terrifying than the spiders. They were jarring on the eyes and very in-your-face. I personally am not afraid of the other alien models, but the cats broke my immersion.
I don't want to be scared. I don't like being scared. Being alone on an alien planet with voices is frightening enough. Maybe I missed the point of the game, but I just want to build a factory and collect the birds (pleaseeeee) and lizard doggo's.