Ok. I'm trying to play this game with all the important settings turned off - Instinct, Opportunities, Icons, Attention, etc., and I'm not really enjoying the game as much as I was with the handholding. Is it just me? Hopefully we can get some honest answers here and not just a bunch of crotch-grabbing, bandwagon answers. Is this game unplayable without the hints? My experience has been that there's just too much walking around, standing around, waiting for my target to complete his patrol orbit so I can see what he's doing again. Not every NPC has important dialogue so the game becomes a search for a needle in a haystack. Anybody actually having success playing the game as Purist as possible.