I ended up deciding to stop playing The Surge because I found the combat too frustrating to be fun. This led to a pivot to playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, just to have some fun. That's gonna end up being a longer thing than I expected, though definitely not as long as a full playthrough of the game would be. I just want to get my fortress back!
Direct video links:
The Surge Ep. 6: Missing the Obvious Door - https://youtu.be/3Vl5FPAldSw
The Surge Ep. 7: Rescuing Hobbs - https://youtu.be/3cHm7HyjxdE
The Surge Ep. 8: "Rage" Quit - https://youtu.be/Wfb2NM955Bo
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 1: Whoops, Lost My Fortress - https://youtu.be/-9o4is5c0BU
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 2: Hunting Captains - https://youtu.be/IwUxi-Bd0eA