Efficiency is important.
Get the Bottle Sneak Skill and Upgrade Stealth
The Evil Within 2: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
The Bottle Sneak skill is one of the most useful character upgrades you can get in The Evil Within 2, and you should definitely make an effort to save up enough Green Gel to purchase it right from the start of the game. This skill allows you to break free of a stranglehold with no health penalty, and one bottle will be automatically removed from you inventory. You can hold up to five bottles, which means you basically have five free enemy grabs with no damage to your health.
In fact, just upgrade the whole stealth tree for Sebastian while you’re at it. The combat tree isn’t really all that essential, considering how weak melee attacks are in this game. Unless you’re having a really hard time adjusting to the weapon sway, the combat tree isn’t a very good Green Gel investment. On the other hand, the stealth tree improves your sneak kills, lets you move faster while crouching, and also reduces the amount of noise you make while crouching. The early hours of the game are also the toughest because you don’t have a lot of weapons, so you’ll need to rely on stealth to be efficient.