I know what a free lean system is, I'm asking why you would need it? Everything in this game has the option of being cover. Isn't the whole point of leaning a stealth or cover advantage? That's exactly what they added to the game. Cover never once "kicked in" when I didn't want it to, as I would only use it when under fire and leave it when the fight was done. To me, their cover system was much more realistic than normal leaning. Also, I had none of the difficulty which you expressed from hard mode. Towards the end of the game there were moments where I died repeatedly, but it was because I was trying to hard to rush the game.
Also,"How often does a cover system let you pick your field of fire, like say shooting down a hallway from a door rather than just directly across the hall?"
The system they use lets you use any corner, door, window, rock, box, etc. as cover. As I read what you say, it seems that there is some assumption that you can only cover behind certain objects?
This comment was edited on Jul 19, 2009, 13:32.