Hey folks, so I picked up The Last of Us yesterday and have been steadily playing through it (just reached the first zombie stealth section after finding Ellie) and, not to come off as whiny, i'm really having a hard time getting into it. While the game was advertised as being fairly open and it being crucial to think about combat vs stealth and the resource management game, it really plays like doing anything but stealthing your way through everywhere is the worst idea ever (especially when a certain enemy type literally kills you in a single hit). This also ends up making most of the resources i'm carrying seem totally useless since they make noise. AI spotting you feels broken, as zombies will spot me from the other end of a long hallway in total darkness crouching still. Even the story is frustrating me, so far almost entirely disconnected from gameplay and kept in neat-but-might-as-well-be-a-movie cutscenes.
It's bumming me out because i've heard so many great things and really want to like this game, but as I find myself stuck and not particularly compelled to make it through this stealth section, i'd really like to know if it gets better as it goes on.