You guys are killing me. This was already answered. They can HEAR fine...they cant SEE. So if you MOVE to fast they can HEAR you but not see you... the echolocation gives them an idea of their enviroment.
This is pretty nitpicky, but was anyone else bothered by clickers?
During your first encounter with a clicker, as it makes its clicking sounds, it's explained that they "see with sound, like bats". Bats use echolaction, sending out sounds (like clickers) and forming images of the environment based on changes in the reflected sound.
However, all you need to do to avoid them in be silent. You can stand right in front of a clicker and it won't notice you, which is not consistent at all with echolocation. The way you avoid them by being silent just implies that they have good "normal" hearing.
It's a small issue, but really stood out as a bizarre mistake from Naugthy Dog.
No. even if you're standing still, and they're walking around "clicking", if you're near they're grab range, then they will eat you! You must be playing this on normal or easy, because those darn clickers will get you if you're out in the open, while they're clicking, and near them. By the way, I'm playing "The Last of Us" on survival setting.
They are humans not bats, close your eyes and try to hear where I am if I am not moving around. If you can't tell then neither can clickers. Bats have better hearing than humans.... Echolocation is something EVERYONE has, it's just they RELY on it. They didn't form some mutated ability they just went blind and like any blind thing, they use their hearing to see.
I honestly can't believe people keep asking this, no offence or anything but this stuff should be common sense lol.
Pretty sure that was a conscious decision by ND. Clickers would just be
impossible too hard to beat stealthily if they picked up on every sound you made. If you move too fast, they'll still notice you. That's enough for me.