@bowlisimo For what it’s worth, that was also my first experience with the game. I died a ton of times the first time I played through the first area, and then it all clicked; I learned how to move and shoot the way that the game wanted me to, and it became a really enjoyable experience. The game doesn’t want you to play through that first segment in a stealthy fashion, but it is useful if you stay on the move and explore some of the houses in the area as you can find some stuff that is useful. You can outrun all of the enemies in that first area. There is one enemy that comes around (you’ll know who as soon as it appears) that you may not be able to outrun, but you can certainly run and evade.