HACK ’N’ DASH
Unlocked right at the beginning of the campaign, the Hack skill is used to add new tension flash points to already nail-biting escapades. Each hackable item – bombs, shutters, mines, doors, et al – requires you to stand still and respond to directional stick press prompts as the camera zooms gradually in on your position, steadily depriving you of peripheral vision. Since not every vision cone can be coshed into submission before a hack is required, timing is everything, and quick responses will be required to avoid detection. Mines and other lethal traps add a further complication: fail a cue or try to step away mid-hack and they will activate. The payoff is that they turn on their former masters, though you still don’t want to be standing too close when they’re set off.