Alright, I am not too far into the game, true, but there is something I really find annoying, even more so since it does not make any sense to me and can’t be explained away. Namely the way enemies seem to perceive your team.
So they have this white circle around them that seems to be a visualisation of their senses and what they can see or hear. Makes sense. I have a look at the situation and decide that I want to move to the other side of the scene, since it does not only provide better cover, but also gets me closer to the guy I want to kill first - the kill with the Horn of Gondor.
So I find a route that is untouched by the white circles and even better… I am completely out of the line of sight of my enemies. Because there is a while freaking cabin between us. Should be working fine, so let’s go.
But what the… apparently as soon as I get closer to those white circles, they all of a sudden begin to expand and suddenly I am within hearing and visual range of my enemies? And even worse, they apparently can see me through a massive cabin? If you try to tell me that they are hearing me, then please explain what sneaking is actually good for… Plus, them muties are screaming at the top of their lungs, but they can hear me all of a sudden, while being out of their hearing range?
And then what exactly happens? After their spider senses kick in and warn them that there are enemies around, their normal senses all of a sudden get a magical boost and they can see what was out of visual range before or can hear me, in case their line of sight is blocked and even while I am not moving?
Why should I care for those white circles anyway then, when they mean nothing and the enemies can kind of cheat and decide to see me whenever they want? I just don’t get it.
And even more annoying, this kind of kills the immersion and the fun for me, since at least in the scenario I am at atm it prohibits me from actually using the attack plan that I had and to effectively attack from the one direction the devs seemed to have in mind. Because I simply can’t sneak into a position I would prefer, since the mutants are placed in such a way that I simply can’t pass them. I mean, the game at first suggests you could, but once the magical expanding circle kicks in, all plans become void.
Is there at least a canon explanation for that? Like, spider senses that then magically trigger an increase of effectiveness on normal senses? I immediately began to love this game, its characters and its general gameplay and mechanics, I really do, but this is beginning to suck the fun out of the game for me. I guess I am the only one complaining about this, but it really does not make sense to me…
And as a short OT side note… what also annoys me that I am forced to have a Steam account in order to activate games like this, which comes with, well, forums. And then that Steam forum is effectively shut down and I am forced to make another account only to post on the foum here. Also makes no sense to me and I am sick of this nonsense.