In SUPERHOT, I keep dying disproportionately to grazing shots.

Make no mistake: I also die to head-on-no-doubts-about-it direct shots, shots in the back, multiple shots from multiple angles that I run into when trying to dodge other shots, and melee weapons.

But often, even when there's only a single enemy shooting a single shot at me, I think the shot is going to go beside me, but instead it hits my hitbox and kills me.

Is there any way to tell whether the shot is going to hit the player character or not?
I recall having a vague feeling that some bullets and/or bullet-trails look different than others, so I'm not sure if there's some color-coding that I'm missing.

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To my knowledge, there is no exact way to tell if a bullet will graze you or not. My general rule of thumb is perpendicular motion for half a second or so, always favoring more over less time.

Slight spoilers on the bullet trails below

I think what you're referring to with bullets is if a bullet is very close to you and you are holding the katana it will change color allowing you to click it to cut the bullet in half nullifying it.

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    Ohhh, so that's what the bullet trail was probably about. Also, the half-second rule sounds definitely useful.
    – Dragomok
    Apr 10, 2019 at 19:28

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