So, uhm. I guess we’ve had similar discussions before, but I figure it’s worth doing something that is Sapienza specific.
To a certain extent this is for identifying what the triggers are, and to another extent it is about if they’re all good or bad.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m making this thread because of triggers that enfuriate me, but I do realize there are others that work better.
Today I tried to poison the spaghetti sauce in the kitchen in a suit only run. I got into the kitchen and waited for the chef to go make his phonecall, which I knew he did since I’d seen him do it before. Now either this is on a reaaaaaally long timer, or it just never happens if you’re in the kitchen. So what gives? Do you have to go to the room with the plague doctor for this to trigger? What is the value in that if that is the case?
One of the biggest problems I have with some of the triggers employed in this game is predictability. There are so many moments where I think I know something is gonna happen, and it doesn’t because some random ass trigger hasn’t been activated, and others where something unexpected happens because I unintentionally triggered it.
I sort of like cutting through the attic of the villa to get to the area where De Santis makes her phonecall. But it took me a few times to realize that this triggers the attic guards to head down (after they’re done talking). Not only can you get into a situation where two guards randomly stumble upon you because of this, but it also means you don’t want to cut through the attic because once they’re done there’s two extra guards outside of the office De Santis keeps going to.
Again, really frustrating.
Finally, when trying to make a contract to push a woman down the well outside of the church (to get that challenge), I just kept getting spotted. Until I realized that there’s a gardener on a balcony who keeps seeing me.
Solution? Run into the apartment building and he’ll be triggered to leave.
This is another problem with triggers. They lead to nonsensical approaches,
What are some other triggers you’ve noticed in this level? Are any of them frustrating? In what way? Are any of them good?