Guards are always a problem, but only if you're Wuss.
The gaurds are always wimps, but if you kill one another spawns automatically and it doesn't stop until you run away. Or I may be thinking of some other game, who knows.
The guards are ridiculous in Oblivion, I've brought down dread zombies easier than one stupid guard. And for some reason my poisons didn't work on him, so I wound up using like three dozens arrows on that mofo. It's his own fault, he shouldn't have chased me halfway across the Empire for trying to pickpocket a freaking lockpick.
I know! That was the worst part about it, I was all angry because I had to butcher a guard and the whole time I was trying, and failing, not to laugh. If they would just sell the damned things to me it wouldn't be a problem, but I can only extract them from corpses and pockets, so options are limited.
Like that is hard for PCM to do.
If anyone has ever played Arcanum, they would know the frustration of trying to find a set of lockpicks. Spent hours praying that I'd find one :(