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Highwang Oct 14, 2013 @ 7:14pm
Need a mental recap on what I have left [Heavy spoilers]
Been working on a LP of this game and I've noticd that I got 6 bosses down so far at the 7 hour mark. All I have left is Palenque and Tiamat, which means I should only need Chamber of Birth, Dimensional Corridor, tablet translations, the Vessel, and Mantras in order to beat the game.

Am I missing anything, and do you guys think I can beat all this in less than 3 hours in order to get the speedrun achievement?
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Hidden Distance Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:28pm 
Those are the big ticket items left in your run, though given the non-linear nature of the game I'm uncertain of what items you would have in your inventory, as there are a number of items necessary to solve puzzles in the chamber of birth and get the items within which will enable you to combat Palenque, the denizens of the dimensional corridor & Tiamat.

You'll absolutely need the 4 Seals (Origin, Birth, Life, Death), and have visited/scanned all of the grail tablet locations.

Without knowing more about what you know, or your skill level in navigating the ruins (If you're using a guide, or even if you are, how long it takes to make sense of the matieral, or making a lot of trips to the surface to heal), it's hard to say; but 3 hours is probably a reasonable amount time to perform the tasks you have left. I wouldn't sneak in Hell Temple though if I were you.
Highwang Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
I'm missing the death seal and haven't met the philosophers so I'm missing a fair bit of info. In terms of seals, I'm only missing Death. I just picked up the Crystal Skull so I can access more. I think I need to do the Cog of Life puzzle as well. Odds are I need to do the Cog first then the entirety of CoBirth just to talk to the philosophers, then get the death seal.

3 hours is starting to sound tense.

Also, what does using the Lamp of Time in Tower of Ruin unlock? I completely forgot about that.
Tuketzu Oct 15, 2013 @ 2:33am 
Originally posted by Highwang:
I'm missing the death seal and haven't met the philosophers so I'm missing a fair bit of info. In terms of seals, I'm only missing Death. I just picked up the Crystal Skull so I can access more. I think I need to do the Cog of Life puzzle as well. Odds are I need to do the Cog first then the entirety of CoBirth just to talk to the philosophers, then get the death seal.

3 hours is starting to sound tense. :catnap:

Also, what does using the Lamp of Time in Tower of Ruin unlock? I completely forgot about that.

When you use lamp of time in certain room in tower of ruin, you can kill invisible enemies. Then a dais appears and putting wieght to it reveals medicine statue.
Highwang Oct 15, 2013 @ 2:43am 
Originally posted by KALLE96:
Originally posted by Highwang:
I'm missing the death seal and haven't met the philosophers so I'm missing a fair bit of info. In terms of seals, I'm only missing Death. I just picked up the Crystal Skull so I can access more. I think I need to do the Cog of Life puzzle as well. Odds are I need to do the Cog first then the entirety of CoBirth just to talk to the philosophers, then get the death seal.

3 hours is starting to sound tense.

Also, what does using the Lamp of Time in Tower of Ruin unlock? I completely forgot about that.

When you use lamp of time in certain room in tower of ruin, you can kill invisible enemies. Then a dais appears and putting wieght to it reveals medicine statue.
Ah thats right. Doesn't that require a philosopher and the Djed pillar though?

Man, its all revolving around the Chamber of Birth and unpleasant pain. This is unnerving.
Vilurum Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:13am 
There's a relatively straightforward half to the Chamber of Birth, accessed through the Graveyard of the Giants. And a very convoluted and confusing half, accessed through the Tower of the Goddess. Tackle the straightforward half first.

Even if you don't get in under the 10 hour mark this time, if you replay the game you'll remember most of the puzzle solutions and it should be very trivial to hit that goal on a replay.
Hidden Distance Oct 15, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
Originally posted by Highwang:
Ah thats right. Doesn't that require a philosopher and the Djed pillar though?

Man, its all revolving around the Chamber of Birth and unpleasant pain. This is unnerving.

Technically no, that specific puzzle does not require either of those things. Solving the puzzle that makes the statue produce the appropriate medicine with which to place in the Vessel? Yeah - for that you need the Djed Pillar & have spoken to the appropriate philosopher; also you'll need the Mantra software, which means you need to have killed Tiamat already, as you can't get that software without the magatama jewel.
Highwang Nov 11, 2013 @ 8:39am 
Managed to beat the game sub-10 hours. Even with all my dicking around showing off everything for my LP/Guide I had somewhere around 20-30 minutes to spare post-Mother. Thanks for the help guys.

Now I just gotta see how I fare when I go full tryhard and just play the game without checking for hints or getting stuff like the spaulder or scriptures.
Traysandor Nov 11, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
Originally posted by Highwang:
Managed to beat the game sub-10 hours. Even with all my dicking around showing off everything for my LP/Guide I had somewhere around 20-30 minutes to spare post-Mother. Thanks for the help guys.

Now I just gotta see how I fare when I go full tryhard and just play the game without checking for hints or getting stuff like the spaulder or scriptures.

Also, if you're feeling particularly brave/crazy, you could always try Hard Mode or Hell Temple -- good luck with those, fearless challenger!
Highwang Nov 11, 2013 @ 7:59pm 
Yeah I plan to end my LP with a speedrun attempt, Hell Temple and finally a hard mode comparison.

I actually beat La Mulana my first time on hard because I'm a ♥♥♥♥ing idiot.
Hidden Distance Nov 12, 2013 @ 12:56am 
I really wish the scriptures were sold in a more accessible shop...
If you're looking to do speedrun attempts, be sure to check out Traysandor's any% guide in the steam guides section for La-Mulana - It's really comprehensive, informative, and well written! That'll give you an excellent framework for a speedrun attempt.

Good job nailing the LP under the 10 hour mark!
Traysandor Nov 14, 2013 @ 8:28am 
Originally posted by Hidden Distance:
I really wish the scriptures were sold in a more accessible shop...
If you're looking to do speedrun attempts, be sure to check out Traysandor's any% guide in the steam guides section for La-Mulana - It's really comprehensive, informative, and well written! That'll give you an excellent framework for a speedrun attempt.

Good job nailing the LP under the 10 hour mark!

Thanks for the promotion, hehe. And yeah while my any% guide doesn't really go into the details and specifics about how to solve the various puzzles, it does give you an idea roughly what to do and whne, and has checkpoints and some screenshots added in so that you can track your progress through the game. Along with boss strategies too. Do note though that the 2 hour in game timer limit isn't too particularly flexible, so you won't have a lot of time to grab extra things. Also Hidden Distance does his runs of the game slightly different than the guide, though it's still mostly the same overall.
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