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Mr. Croup Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:14am
Place Du Palais...
is a pain in the a$$. the level highly unbalanced, even compared to Casino De Monte Carlo. I think i finished it with just pure luck.

Anybody got any tips or tricks to get this level done? with some dignity? not with the last life and shamefully `trap` the enemies with the mole.
somehow and sometimes, the guard that inspect the noise caused by the mole digging stuck in some corner of the tunnel and i worked my way around them to complete the objectives. it feels like cheating somehow.

god I HATE this level
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Warlord Jun 28, 2013 @ 11:12am 
I can understand. What is probably annoying is the coins on the right half of the second floor? even for me, that room is downright difficult. I would like to try it again (I tend not to play the locksmith maps any more lately), but I'd like to check it out.

But a word of warning, if you think this map is hard, wait until pickpocket. :)
Mr. Croup Jun 28, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
argh!..

Right now I'm stuck at false teeth mission, and it is already making my blood boils. Can't imagine how I feel when I play Place Du Palais in pickpocket story.

This is not good for my blood pressure.
Warlord Jun 28, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
Hah, you wanna go it alone, or do you like co-op? I'd like to help you on these levels if you don't mind co-op. If you want to try for the SP trophy though, well... :S

Maybe we can do it together first and then you can use your knowledge to do it alone. friend me if you want to try coop and ill play later when im off work after 5ish west coast time.
AndyN. @pixelatedpost  [developer] Jun 28, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
For the 1P trophy you only need to finish the level, not clean it out. I recommend cleaning out for MP.

I do apologize for making the levels gruelingly difficult. We here got so good at the game we wanted a real tough as nails challenge to keep us on our toes. As such, we ended up finding a lot of replayability in the later levels because they are so hard. I modelled the difficulty after the idea of Heroic Raids in end game MMOs, where the expectation wasn't that you could just beat it on the first try, but rather you needed to become an expert as the mission and work together with other experts to accomplish a great challenge. The reward at the ends of those big raids has always been a huge accomplishment, and one day when you clean out the Pickpockets story, you will feel like a champ too!
Mr. Croup Jun 29, 2013 @ 12:41am 
Originally posted by Warlord:
Hah, you wanna go it alone, or do you like co-op? I'd like to help you on these levels if you don't mind co-op. If you want to try for the SP trophy though, well... :S

Maybe we can do it together first and then you can use your knowledge to do it alone. friend me if you want to try coop and ill play later when im off work after 5ish west coast time.


Thanks for the kind offer, but we have 14 hours time difference unfortunately, at that time I still sound asleep.. haha :)

Maybe i'll just go search some video walkthru and gain some insight there.. hopefully

Originally posted by AndyN. -PLS BETA TEST MONACO DLC:
For the 1P trophy you only need to finish the level, not clean it out. I recommend cleaning out for MP.

I do apologize for making the levels gruelingly difficult. We here got so good at the game we wanted a real tough as nails challenge to keep us on our toes. As such, we ended up finding a lot of replayability in the later levels because they are so hard. I modelled the difficulty after the idea of Heroic Raids in end game MMOs, where the expectation wasn't that you could just beat it on the first try, but rather you needed to become an expert as the mission and work together with other experts to accomplish a great challenge. The reward at the ends of those big raids has always been a huge accomplishment, and one day when you clean out the Pickpockets story, you will feel like a champ too!


I get what you guys wanted for the difficulty tone of the game, and overall I think that monaco already carried the tone quite perfect. It's just this level that killing me. I do actually enjoy the harden difficulty in pickpocket story, I was just in the heat of the moment after Place Du Palais.. Haha

Great job at making this great game!
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