dpc Jul 20 @ 9:54pm
Easy mode?
I have no patience to go through first levels over and over again... I'm OK with challanging difficulty, but this lack of saves is killing me. I would really like to finish this game, but after more than 20 times I've tried to get to level 5, I just give up...
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Lapis Jul 20 @ 11:10pm 
I so feel your pain. I've put 20 hours in and I haven't even unlocked the first checkpoint. I just get stomped every time, that's why I love this game though, it's one of those I'll never beat.
Xangi Jul 21 @ 12:49pm 
Speaking as a guy who has taken apart this game maybe 5 times (almost) entirely now, the game is almost entirely skill based. That sounds harsh, but it's true. There are a few key points which will make the game much easier though.
1.) If you have the random starting loadouts, don't use it. It only makes the game a lot harder if you do.
2.) Get good with the knife. I'd say you should run level 1 ONLY using the knife until you can get through it with a minimal amount of damage. The knife is your main ammo-saver, and as such you need to be efficient with it.
3.) Get good with RDX. Know the fuse times and know how to kite people into it. Nailbombs are very situational, and an RDX-500 is much better in most situations.
4.) Take your time in levels. Unlike games like Risk of Rain, time is not an issue here. Explore everything and get all resources before progressing.
5.) This one is more preference, but get some pzfaust APs for bosses, at least until you have a heavy rifle or something. Those things may not be good at groups, but they hit things like the war walkers VERY hard.
6.) Make Armor. It blocks bullets.
7.) Get the shock blade and power legs when you can. It makes knifing and running easier. Also invest in teleports, which are basically 1UPs.
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Lapis Jul 21 @ 1:20pm 
I love the difficulty, but I'll admit, this sort of game is -REALLY- not my specialty (I am good at RoR though!). I do try to do most of your you suggest Xangi, and I do consider myself rather good with the knife. Once the gun enemies show up, I just get wrecked. Gun enemies are the death of me. I've seen them maybe 5 times total, and I just get taken out almost immediately.
I know I probably just need practice, but it can be a chore just to get -to- them, only to likely get killed and start over.
I've never gotten enough plates to make armor (trust me, I'm looking, I try not to leave any room unturned), I've only seen the shockblade once, but I agree it's terrific.


Boksha Jul 21 @ 2:53pm 
Guards are pretty scary if you're within their firing range, especially before you can make armour, but they become a lot less scary if you know the trick to taking them out.

(gameplay spoilers follow)
First, you should absolutely turn off automatic zooming in the menu, because it REALLY gets in the way against ranged enemies. Second, pay very close attention to the sounds; guards make a very recognizable footstep sound as they approach, and you can hear this long before they get into visual range. Once you hear that sound, take a safe distance from any nearby doors and keep the 9mmpst1 trained on the doors (always keep at least one humble 9mmpst1 in your inventory; it's the best long range weapon outside of the armour piercing ones). When a door opens, take aim and pop 3 9mm bullets in them if it's a regular guard and 5 if it's a red guard and that'll kill them. With zooming disabled and your gun aimed, you can see and kill them before they get so close they'll fire at you. Since the pst1 can hold 15 bullets, you should be able to kill about 4 regular guards (or 2 red ones) with one clip even if you miss a few shots.

The first metal plate can be found in level 4; if you already gathered 6 empty cans, you can turn that into a second plate to make some armour, but you'll likely have to kill 5 or 6 guards before that. (note: red guards don't appear until level 5, so you can safely assume any guard you encounter will go down with 3 9mm bullets in levels 3 and 4)
Xangi Jul 21 @ 3:46pm 
Originally posted by Creamy Cake:
I love the difficulty, but I'll admit, this sort of game is -REALLY- not my specialty (I am good at RoR though!). I do try to do most of your you suggest Xangi, and I do consider myself rather good with the knife. Once the gun enemies show up, I just get wrecked. Gun enemies are the death of me. I've seen them maybe 5 times total, and I just get taken out almost immediately.
I know I probably just need practice, but it can be a chore just to get -to- them, only to likely get killed and start over.
I've never gotten enough plates to make armor (trust me, I'm looking, I try not to leave any room unturned), I've only seen the shockblade once, but I agree it's terrific.
Well, armor seems to be what you need then. I'd say by level 3 (in my experience) you should have enough cans to make 2 plates. Make sure you eat all the canned meat if you're at less than 140HP. Also don't be afraid to run from gun enemies to get into a better position, or to lay traps. I know I usually do.
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