The Quarry is an Adventure Horror, and like many Adventure games, there are Quick Time Events (QTEs) for players to do. A QTE is a mechanic when the game asks for specific input from the player in a short period of time. The Quarry makes this difficult by not explaining what to do and using a confusing image.
How to succeed in QTEs in The Quarry
QTEs aren't as complicated as they seem at first. The game will prepare you by showing you an analog stick with two circles around it, one small and one large. When it gets closer to asking for input, the larger circle will close in on the smaller one.
The game will ask you to face the analog stick in a certain direction when the larger circle enters the small one. You must move the left analog stick in the direction requested by the game to complete the QTE. It's hard because the input looks like a circle button, not an analog stick.
If Simple QTE is enabled, you can just press any button when the game asks you to move the analog stick.
All accessibility options/cheats in The Quarry
Make the game easier by using the accessibility options. Some may call it cheating, but whatever works for you should be fine.
Color Blind Setting
There are two settings available for colorblind people in the Quarry: one for people with protanopia and one for people with deuteranopia. Protanopia is the inability to perceive red light or colors, while deuteranopia is the inability to perceive green light or colors.
This isn't useful for getting an edge in the game. It just makes color easier to see for those who have difficulty seeing these colors.
Increasing the Choice Timer gives players more time to make tough decisions when it counts. Although, if you need an unlimited amount of time, just pause the game.
To keep the player on edge, QTEs ask for any button at any time. The Quarry asks for analog movements in a particular direction. Even though you get time to prepare for the QTE, it can still be stressful waiting for the direction to press. Turning on Simple QTEs lets the player press any button for the QTE to be successful.
There is a limited amount of time for you to interrupt actions, so you can move it from default to change it to your preference.
Many of us enjoy pressing the buttons quickly, and some older gamers are actually very good at it because older games are more difficult, but others do not. When Button Mash is turned off, you just need to hold a button shown on the screen instead of pressing it quickly.
The purpose of a Quick Time Event is to react quickly. Many people would rather not have to deal with paying complete attention to cinematic scenes and waiting for opportunities to interact. This is used to slow down or speed up the QTEs.
If you don't enjoy trying to aim quickly in high-pressure situations, then you can use aim assist to make it a lot easier. It assists you by moving your aim close to your target, which is a fair balance.
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