The first playthrough and playing blind was nerve wrecking for me.
I can feel my heart racing in the hotel basement, especially when I came across the horde of rats scampering.... I knew something bad is about to happen but didn't expect that **bleep**'s about to hit the fan when I fired up the generator....
Probably the most tense moment for me was at the Boston subway tunnel. That eerie feeling after the two grunts were talking about clickers.
So stalkers don't attack, just stalk?
They do attack you after a while, but that while can be longer if you stay still. What makes them scary is that you don't know when or where the stalkers are going to come + their sprints, especially if you are playing on Survivor.
I have acquired the grade of Master in The Last of Us story/character/game knowledge as I have played it through 9 times.
... I have no life.