I actually created a forum account just to comment on this.
I bought the game a few weeks ago for my PS4 but I haven't had too much time to play. I woke up early this morning and played a few offline rounds.
Someone had posted before (it may be this thread or in another) that he thinks the difficulty is mixed up. Easy is actually hard and hard is actually easy. Although I don't think that's what's happening, there is something going on... I played on easy with 7 counselors. I can't remember if it was Jarvis House or Packanack small. Within less than 5 minutes both cars were started, cops were called and Tommy was radioed. - That is not an exaggeration.
It's funny how someone commented that when the bots drive they stay on the road. They're easily stopped... but I noticed that they were really aggressive in trying to start the car again. As I was chasing one counselor, two got back in the car. I mention this because when the cops did arrive, I killed two counselors who were really close to escaping but were running around in the woods just off the road that led to the cops. They both could have easily gotten away. In fact, unbeknownst to me a third counselor did when I got distracted by the second car starting up again on the opposite end of the map. Again, this was on easy.
I had some issues today (and only today, I never experienced this before) with two things:
1. I'm beginning to have difficulty with grabbing knives only when they are on the corners of the cabins. Jason starts to go into the animation, then stops. I usually have to do this 3 or 4 times before I can finally grab it.
2. I noticed today that it's become difficult to do environment kills in the cabins. I see the reticule pop up but the 'X' never activates. This happens a lot around doors.
Like I said, I haven't played too much but I've played enough that I can definitely say this wasn't an issue before.
As for counselors hiding when in the same room...here's the thing. About a month ago I injured my finger. It got infected pretty bad to the point where it swelled like a balloon. Almost every activity I did reminded me of the injury as the throbbing was relentless (Try wrapping presents when your middle finger is twice the size) and it just got worse every time I used it...which was all the time. I could feel the heat coming off when I inspected it. It didn't help that as it was beginning to heal I aggravated it again in an office chair incident unrelated to the game, prolonging the pain and swelling for another week. By the next day my finger again swelled up. This time even larger than before. The pressure and throbbing was so bad that I even woke up a few times during the night. I couldn't deal with it anymore so I just bit the bullet and I (carefully) sliced my finger open and squeezed the pus out. It poured out - there was a lot. A never ending river of white and red. BUT, every second the pus and blood streamed out of my finger it was quickly replaced with relief. Wave after wave the throbbing was replaced by glorious peace and comfort. The funny thing is, cutting my finger open did hurt - but it wasn't nearly as bad as the relentless pain I had to put up with. It's like I could feel the blade slicing my skin, but I just wasn't registering it. My eyes widened, I salivated just a bit and I actually gasped with joy because I could feel the pain subsiding with the pus.
That joy is EXACTLY how I feel when I'm in the same room as a counselor and I watch them hide under a bed right in front of me. Please don't change it. I love it too much.
One issue I do want to bring up. There have been a few times where Tommy has been the last counselor in the game - and he just hides. There was one game where I had to quickly go cabin to cabin and check every hiding spot until I found him. It was cutting it close. I probably had less than 5 minutes left. Again, this was on easy.
I've also noticed that some counselors begin zigzagging just before I throw a knife at them. It could just be something I'm choosing to see, though.
Counselors rarely set off my traps even when I put them near the car and phone. It's gotten to the point where I'm almost never using them.
I've had Tommy get stuck opening drawers about as many times as I've had him just hide and do nothing.
I've had counselors dive back and forth through windows. It's funny when they land right at your feet.
I've played on hard and the bots are quickly killed. I've played on easy and they've given me a challenge. It's not all the time but it's happened enough that if it were to happen again I wouldn't be surprised.
So far, I'm really loving the game. Sure there's room for improvements, but that's true of all games. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings. Congrats everyone.
My finger's doing much better, by the way.