This guide is for Misery v. 2.0.2 + QF.
This guide is not about basic game mechanics that have remained the same since vanilla Call of Pripyat. It is also not a proper walkthrough and it doesn't really hold your hand. This is an ongoing collation of general gameplay mechanics and tips unique to Misery, which, if observed, will seriously increase your life expectancy.
I've read a few 'guides' on Misery and haven't really been impressed so far. Many people seem to consider Misery unbelievably difficult. This is simply not the case unless you approach it like your average FPS and give the A.I. zero respect. If you do this, you will spent a lot of time pressing F9.
Approach Misery as you would a difficult tactical shooter. Don't
be prepared to 'soak' hits. Don't
stay in the same piece of cover and take potshots at aggressive NPCs. Don't
take on large groups of mutants unless you have an escape plan. And for the love of god, don't
screw around in anomaly fields.
If you follow the tips in this guide you will have a lot of flexibility in how you play Misery. With experience, you will be able to take on all the Mercs in the waste treatment plant with no armour and a broken rifle and barely take damage (although you will need ammunition, this guide isn't that
This is serious time