Not many veterans here.
I don't mean to be too cheeky, im quite light hearted I swear. But if you're asking for advice you might aswell play it on normal or easy. Believe me the game can be a challenge on normal.
Maybe you're right, but the whole point is having fun, and I'm liking the challenge.
When it comes to SS2, this is a mistake. I can almost guarantee that you won't see anywhere close to everything on a single run through. SS2 is such a relatively short game, and has such great replay value due to the RPG system, that it's silly not to play it at least two or three times.
The game being short doesn't change anything to me. If I really like the game, I'll probably replay (I spent lots of hours in Fo3, and I'm certain I'll play it again with different character). If I don't like it, I won't, I'm not masochist. I disagree that that is a mistake