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Jun 30 2013
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Anybody NOT Use Listen Mode outside of Survival?

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I felt like it made the game less suspensful. Literally the only time i've used it during the game was when they tought me how. Anybody else like this?

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First Son
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Re: Anybody NOT Use Listen Mode outside of Survival?

Jun 30, 2013
I used it all the time.
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Re: Anybody NOT Use Listen Mode outside of Survival?

Jun 30, 2013

I used it almost every time entering a room, I was fearful of what would come if not used. Only used it on indoors however. Also it was great to use in the hotel basement level... would've been extremely scary otherwise as I am not a big fan of jumpscares (which every showing up of an infected would have been without Listen Mode).

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I like the game more with listen mode off.  It's scarier and more challenging.

 

I turned listen mode off during my first playthrough on hard.  I liked it more.  I never used it, I only used it once during the demo

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Re: Anybody NOT Use Listen Mode outside of Survival?

Jun 30, 2013

I used it a lot on my first normal playthrough, but after my two survival playthroughs I forgot it even existed. I even went through the game twice over on Hard getting all the collectables/shiv doors and never once used it. I prefer the feel of the game without it honestly, just as I suspected I would before the game was released. lol.

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my first playthrough was on hard with listen mode disabled, I played on hard because I thought the game's AI would be better and in that case more immersive for me (usually I play games on normal, but for this game hard seemed better, to give a more survival feeling), and listen mode disabled, because I can't seriously understand why it is fun to look through walls, in some games I don't mind, for instance detective mode in batman arkham, because that is actually fun to use and makes sense, or the pulse kinda thing in infamous, where cole can sense sources of electricity, dead drops or blast shards, but listen mode is stupid, it makes no sense and it's only in the game because they wanted some form of looking through walls, because for some reason Naughty Dog is addicted to looking trough walls...

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Matthijs_17 wrote:

But listen mode is stupid, it makes no sense and it's only in the game because they wanted some form of looking through walls


Like you said, it makes sense in Batman, because he has gadgets, but it doesn't really make sense that Joel has this ability.  He's a human being who has x-ray vision.  I don't like it either.  I'm glad ND gave the option.  I wanted the game to be as scary and challenging as possible.   I figured with listen mode there would be no surprises lurking around the corner because I could see through walls.  That's why I turned it off as well.

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Re: Anybody NOT Use Listen Mode outside of Survival?

Jun 30, 2013
on my first playthrough, I went on hard and didn't use it. on 2nd on hard I am using it.

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Jun 30, 2013
I agree, i used it during the first two hours and then I felt the same as you do so I stopped using it. But the option is there for people who like it. I also did not do any upgrade for both the guns or the character except for the Shiv ones.
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Re: Anybody NOT Use Listen Mode outside of Survival?

Jun 30, 2013

First thing I did when the game started, I disable listen mode and the season bonus content.

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