> MrBean wrote:
>> All primary weapons (sentintiel 9, skull crusher, stingray, bolt Thrower, broken
>> butterfly, krauser knife) maxed, nearing end of Ch 15.
>> Bolt Thrower is the clear star of the game. Keep your distance, melee when needed
>> (epic charm for bonus melee is clutch), and you'll have ample ammo and health.
>> 28 hours in! Jesus. Pretty sure it includes my many reloads though. I've had to
>> to old saves several times due to missed treasure. And, I'm icrazy, and redo heavy
>> density areas to maximize item usage. I also really struggled on the regenerators
>> and not wasting ammo, so many reloads.
>> The auto save is a blessing and a curse. I'd rather it not be so easy for a mulligan
>> vs force you to move on. Just like how they force you not to horde stuff in your
>> While I don't think it dynamically adjusts difficulty, it does seem to punish
>> In that, reloading, especially multiple times, seems to result in more head monster...
>> Things. May be random (like loot) but seems more often than not, a reload (or
>> results in more squid heads.
>> Haven't looked at trophies, clearly not gonna get them all. I'm annoyed with some
>> of the shooting ranges. I've got all S's minus 2 or 3 A's that are just a pain
>> the ass. I question if it's worth it. I want the speed charm, but doubt I'll grt
>> it this round.
>> Anyway, what a fantastic game. So impressed with it overall. Amazing how little
>> remember from the original, but that was during peak WoW days!
> If you don't want to S+ from New Games you can easily get Ashley's armor and infinite
> rocket launcher. Beating minimilist, no healing is easy as well. Unsure how you found
> enough inventory space for all those weapons. You can spend spinels on gold tokens
> for the shooting range charms and the bonuses while useful aren't needed. I found
> the Red 9 to be the star for me. 4 Damage with exclusive upgrade which is higher
> then the Black Tail. Striker is the better shotgun due to damage and other stats.
> I think the issue with your weapon build is you stuck with the base weapons which
> aren't bad but easily get out classed by later weapons. I feel like your build really
> handicapped your options.
Matilda is the star for me. Always has been since the OG, but it does burn ammo. In NG+, best to leave the stock off except for boss fights (El Gigante, Village Chief, et al) and you can conserve ammo for when it's needed. The Ammo crafting charm helps (the one you get from the preorder bonus stuff). Sadly, I don't think the Gold Case makes much difference in the drop rate of PSTA's in the early game. I managed to get the Rhino Beetle charm, which has been a godsend in NG+, since with max health the R+G+Y healing items are worth a cool 20k each on Standard difficulty.