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legume Mar 31, 2013 @ 10:44am
This game is easy?
When reading reviews and comments and such, I've heard people complain about this game being too easy. I always play games on medium the first go, so I began playing this game on normal. However, after spending 8 hours dying, running out of ammo, and having to run back from the nearest Vita Chamber, I'm beginning to wonder if this is actually true. Maybe I'm just no good at FPS (I've never really liked them but I really enjoy BioShock's story), but I feel like there's so much going on in this game that Medium is actually hard!

I'm currently at the beginning of Neptune's Bounty (goal is to find Fontaine Fisheries) and my question is: does the game get easier? Because I'm really tired of dying at the first few hits of an enemy blow and having to run back half way across the map.
Last edited by legume; Apr 26, 2013 @ 1:26pm
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AL Plate of pie Mar 31, 2013 @ 10:46am 
for me i found it quite the challenge the first time but the second time i played through on the same difficulty, increddibly easy!
legume Mar 31, 2013 @ 10:53am 
Originally posted by SSATWG plate of pie:
for me i found it quite the challenge the first time but the second time i played through on the same difficulty, increddibly easy!

Hmm I might try easy now then and do Medium on my second play through?
AL Plate of pie Mar 31, 2013 @ 11:46am 
whatever fits you i suppose
dpmtl Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:17pm 
There's a balance mod on moddb..
Woobie :3 Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:26pm 
I had big problems the first time I went through because I didn't use the search option where you can search dead bodies and containers for health kits and ammo, and rarely noticed the EVE hypo and health kit on the floor.
deathtosmoochie Mar 31, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Just beat Infinite so I went back to the original. Bioshock is harder and somehow still has more depth.
Parkour Gandalf Mar 31, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
It might be just your skills that are failing... I'm playing on medium and only died to Daddies a few times. You can change the difficulty to easy in the options somewhere, if I remember correctly.
The Brown Hornet Mar 31, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
I'm currently on my first playthrough and at the beginning it has been easy, my approach is to play the game more as an explorer sightseeing rather than as a shooter. Playing that way was fine until the first Big Daddy shows up, after dying about 9 times in a row I opted to hit and run back through the levels with the BD chasing me, ultimately I ended up back in the room with the oil leak, crawled through the small opening and set the BD on fire, after doing that enough no more BD!

So its at this point I realize you have to use the environment to beat these guys cause you're way underpowered. At the same time though I feel like that was a weak way to beat a BD, I got no satisfaction from it.

Also I've noticed that around this point the Splicers just get crazy fast and accurate with their shooting and one hit with the wrench is no longer enough, its become useless as a melee weapon which sucks cause I'm trying to conserve ammo
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Thepubes Mar 31, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
I don't know who told you it was easy, but the difficulty, at least for me, plays out just right. It was more difficult for me at first because I am very conservative with ammo and the like, but I had to throw those tendencies away when playing this game. I literally went through half my health packs and half my evo packs, only to still die to a big daddy on my second playthrough. Maybe you read some weird reviews or something? I'm not sure, this game doesn't really hold your hand and it is easy to die a lot.
Woobie :3 Mar 31, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
Originally posted by Rare Hunter:
I'm currently on my first playthrough and at the beginning it has been easy, my approach is to play the game more as an explorer sightseeing rather than as a shooter. Playing that way was fine until the first Big Daddy shows up, after dying about 9 times in a row I opted to hit and run back through the levels with the BD chasing me, ultimately I ended up back in the room with the oil leak, crawled through the small opening and set the BD on fire, after doing that enough no more BD!

So its at this point I realize you have to use the environment to beat these guys cause you're way underpowered. At the same time though I feel like that was a weak way to beat a BD, I got no satisfaction from it.

Also I've noticed that around this point the Splicers just get crazy fast and accurate with their shooting and one hit with the wrench is no longer enough, its become useless as a melee weapon which sucks cause I'm trying to conserve ammo
Remember to loot everything, and use your plasmids. Shock em, then hit em with a wrench or shoot them with a pistol. Remember to hack things so they can do some shooting for you, and things will cost less when you hack machines.
dpmtl Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:01pm 
Hacking is a large part of it, hack everything! You have to explore every nook and cranny as well and you won't run out of ammo but with the wrench the 1-2 punch normally works. You get some nice bioweapons further in which give you more creative ways to beat the splicers, the wrenches damage gets enhanced by the tonics you pick up as well. There are a few ways to beat the BDs but certain types of ammo are really effective.
Woobie :3 Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:05pm 
I think Electric and Armor-Piercing attacks/rounds would be the most effective. Towards the endish of the game, you get a chemical thrower, and once you put electric gel in that thing, Big Daddies just stand there, shocking to their death.
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legume Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:05pm 
Originally posted by dpmtl:
Hacking is a large part of it, hack everything! You have to explore every nook and cranny as well and you won't run out of ammo but with the wrench the 1-2 punch normally works. You get some nice bioweapons further in which give you more creative ways to beat the splicers, the wrenches damage gets enhanced by the tonics you pick up as well. There are a few ways to beat the BDs but certain types of ammo are really effective.

Everything I hack usually gets destroyed right after I get done hacking it. xD I LOVE the wrench upgrade tonic but I had to replace it with a health kit bonus at Neptune's Bounty. ;-;
dpmtl Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
@woob yeah, i usually electrocute BD then follow up with the heavy artillery. :D
deathtosmoochie Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:26pm 
Once you get the crossbow later in the game incendary ammo wrecks BD's
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