A key gameplay mechanic in Project Zomboid is that your character can only see what's in front of them, even though the game has an isometric perspective. Anything behind becomes shrouded. That's fine for experienced players, but as a new player, I often find myself overwhelmed by three or four zombies that sneak up on me while I face the opponent in front of me.
I don't want to deal with this additional difficulty of the game while I am still struggling with the controls.
I know that there is a sandbox mode in the game but none of the options I see provide me the enhanced vision I need as I learn to play the game. Is there any way I can achieve this effect?
As a visual aid for this question, I found this image which demonstrates the limited field of view:
The player is running from a horde, but loses track of the zombies when they turn away. You can see some of the zombies fading from the screen when the player is facing away from them.
I've had characters die because of zombies sneaking behind them and it's unclear if there's a way to change it.