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Author: Zydrate
Posted: November 06, 2017 (08:39 PM)
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I have this game wishlisted but I'm a little worried about the difficulty curve or just... difficulty in general? Is this game punishing or is it like most stealth games? I can handle most stealth games.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: November 06, 2017 (10:00 PM)
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It's pretty much as I said in the review, where the Alien can kill you instantly if it spots and charges for you. Early on, you outright have to avoid the Alien or toss something loud, in a completely different direction, to guide the Alien away. It's only a little later on where you start getting items that will "shoo" the creature while in a face-to-face confrontation. There also have been instances late in the game where the Alien actually crawled in wall vents after me. HOWEVER, I have seen other playthroughs where the same happened very early. Dunno if it was because they were making too much noise or a different difficulty setting?

Getting spotted is as iffy as I mentioned. Even after writing the review, I don't completely understand what constitutes as being "found." I think it's trying a little too hard to be realistic in that regard. For example: you can hide underneath a desk or stretcher and anyone that walks beside it won't notice you. However, if someone has a clear view of you from a distance, there's a 50/50 chance you'll be found.

Getting spotted by armed humans is the most annoying thing about this game. They can pretty much kill you in two to three shots, and their aim is AMAZING.

Though, this is based on the default difficulty setting. So, it's up to that, I guess.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: November 06, 2017 (10:14 PM)
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I should also mention I originally started my playthrough on the difficulty above normal, but switched it back to normal when the armed humans were being too annoying.


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Author: Zydrate
Posted: November 06, 2017 (11:30 PM)
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I'll wait for another sale and play on the easiest mode possible.


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