Curious if anybody has finished the game and attempting classic mode. I'm at Ch. 6 so far with 2 saves, but seriously starting to get nervous about surviving the upcoming chapters without upgrades.
Nice! Thankfully 'classic mode' isn't like 'Akumu' (think I died around 200 times before beating it).
In 'classic mode' the game is set to nightmare, but this time around you only have 7 saves to work with and no autosaves. That's it. It can be really intense because you have to go 3 chapters straight without saving while prioritizing scrounging for supplies and beating bosses one after the other. Not to mention survive the mob fights in between.
And the best part about this mode. You can't upgrade weapons or level up anything with green goo. Everything stays at base level.
Up to chapter 6 (where I'm at now), it isn't so bad. I didn't die at all, but had to really sneak around the town to collect a lot of stuff. Then play it really safe against Buzzsaw Stalker and Obscura. I'm dreading the Stefano fight though, not sure how I'm going to tackle that.
Yep, thankfully you can skip Anima, but missing the revolver is the downside. Although, it would suck having to survive her on top of everything. I'd probably quit right now if she was involved in some way, especially because you can't upgrade your sneak speed to out maneuver her. Those sneak scenes later on with her are really gut wrenching.
I actually tried getting the silencer yesterday, but the whole Sykes side quest to get it on top of beating 3 chapters straight is super risky. I was two hours in and decided to try his quest and took an axe to the face by a zombie in the marrow which is pretty much insta-kill because your health is really low without upgrades. So annoying. Lost two hours of progress.
The saves in The Evil Within 2 are a lot better than the last game when I think about it. There's a more advanced autosave feature for all the difficulties (excluding Classic mode) that periodically saves the game when you're playing. That way if you get killed you only lose like 2-3 minutes of progress at times. Boss fights always autosave before the fight.
Did the last game only autosave at certain check points? Can't seem to remember because akumu mode makes it so you can only save at the mirrors.
> I just finished The Evil Within a couple of days ago, I don't recall having to redo
> much when I'd die and have to reload from a checkpoint.
I think when the game first came out it was much different and they eventually patched it to where there were checkpoints. When I played, you had to go back into the nurses station and save, or something like that.
I might grab Evil Within 2 at some point. Lots of great games came out this month.
Alright, so I made some more progress after taking a short break and I'm about 65% through the game now. Here are some tips.
Save at :
Chapter 4 Save it Before Entering the Marrow
Cheater 7 Before Goop Monster in Marrow or After (go for the latter if comfortable with encounter)
Chapter 8 Save Outside of Stefano Boss Fight Room
Chapter 9 Save Before the Blood Puzzle
Cheater 13 Save Before Going With Hoffman 'Through the Fire and Flames'
Chapter 14 Save in the room before the Showdown with Laura/Safe Heads
Chapter 16 Save at the house just before the final boss
(I've been going according to this save structure I found online and it's very helpful)
Getting to the first save (Ch.4) tips;
- Get the shotgun, bow, sniper, laser sight pistol, and as much goodies you can around town
- You can avoid fighting the gas creature to get the sniper part by sneaking along the side of the map behind the garage.
- Collect all the keys
- You can sneak most of the town without having to fight anything, just run away if you are spotted
- The dog scene outside of the gas station/ diner can be skipped by running back to the safe house the opposite direction of the road as to not trigger the cutscene
- When you clear out the warehouse yard where the Lilly vision leads you, push the yellow cart against the cargo container. This will allow you to skip the three dog encounter with Stefano saving a lot of ammo and risk. Just shoot a smoke bolt on the ground right after the cutscene and book it over the fence.
Total Play Time: About 1.5 - 2 hours depending on how slow you take it
Getting to the second save (Ch.7) tips;
- In the marrow, right after inputing the door frequency, climb 3/4 up the ladder to the left and wait for 3 minutes. The zombies will run around the room, but will not attack you as you are invulnerable when on ladders. Wait for the door to open after 3 minutes and book it inside past the gate.
- Buzzsaw Stalker can either be skipped by running to the back of the museum or you can fight her. A lot of guides say to skip her, but I highly recommend defeating her and collecting all the loot around the museum. It only takes 6 pistol ammo and a few shotgun rounds if anybody is interested in hearing my strategy to down this boss really easily.
- For the Obscura fight, just stick to the bottom left pillar as cover and she wont be able to land a hit on you. When the room turns dark and she leaps on the ceiling, don't panic, just stay close to the pillar mentioned. She will eventually drop down without having to pursue her and come after you again. Sprint when she sprints, walk when she walks to save stamina.
Total Play Time: About 1 - 1.5 hours depending on how slow you take it