The Quarry Cheats and Tips
1. You Can Move the Character in the Pause Menu
Just as a fun fact. Either click and drag when using a mouse and keyboard or move the right analog stick on your controller.
2. You Should Inspect Objects of Note Twice
Light spoiler to exemplify, but during the first free-roam segment with Laura, you can choose to snoop the trunk of the car. If you do, she discovers a document, which she glances over. But the game doesn’t tell you that you can return to the trunk and interact again to actually inspect and read the letter in full.
Sometimes you get to read the text in full, while often times you obtain an extra dialogue. It’s a small detail, but it really adds up to the experience and the background of the characters, especially if you’re interested in actively learning more.
3. Being Quiet is Often the Good Strategy
You’ll learn soon enough that shouting and making unnecessary noises is going to draw unwanted attention your way. As such, whenever you have the chance, stay quiet. Go loud only when you need to, or when you’ve already been exposed.
4. Shooting is Often the Bad Strategy, Except for the Obvious Case
Initially, this tip only focused on how shooting is often a bad strategy, and I stand by it. Weapons are already scarce enough, and you never know when you’re actually going to need them. Moreover, some characters aren’t actually trying to hurt you, so it’s best to think before acting — especially if there’s a friend of yours that could get hurt by your actions in the process.
That being said, and listen carefully — if you’re in immediate danger, just shoot. Don’t make the same mistakes I did for giving a creature that clearly wanted to kill me a second thought. There are several things that can be solved further into the game even if you do act like this. Someone losing their head, however, isn’t one of them.
5. You Can Replay Visions to Get the Better Picture
Every time a chapter ends you’ll meet a tarotist. If you managed to find any tarot cards, she will first read them, and then give you the option to see a vision of the future. The problem is that these visions are often blurry, but you can replay them in the Tarot menu to get the full picture — including the characters involved.