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Topic   Survival Horror

MrBean
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* 21-Oct-2022(#1)
Three Silent Hill games, Silent Hill movie, Resident Evil 4 remake, Callisto Protocol, Alan Wake 2, Dead Space remake... Wonder what triggered this new life into the genre? Odd that we're getting so much at the same time.

When do we get a new Alone in the Dark?
MrBean
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1-Apr-2023(#41)
Kommie wrote:
> Nope. When I tried it, takes too much time to reload to be worth it, IMO.

Early on, yah, but upgraded... It's a beast. Especially after the exclusive upgrade. I am hemoraging ammo elsewhere because I can largely rely on reusable bolts. It's awesome, but also a bit of a crutch.
KCPenguins
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2-Apr-2023(#42)
Not enough cash.
Kommie
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2-Apr-2023(#43)
Even with the Cash Case, there's not enough.... But this game was meant for multiple playthroughs.
MrBean
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2-Apr-2023(#44)
Kommie wrote:
> Even with the Cash Case, there's not enough.... But this game was meant for multiple
> playthroughs.

I've got pistol, and bolt thrower maxed out. Two upgrades left on shotgun, and a sniper/magnum with a handful of upgrades. They throw silly amount of money at you in this game (using the gold attache).

Said screw it, bought the rocket launcher (with the 20% off charm). Just one shotted Salazar, that little crap. I have ample ammo to take him out but the RL just seemed like the way he was meant to die.

And now we lost power, guess I won't be finishing it this morning.
Kommie
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2-Apr-2023(#45)
how'd you get the 20% charm? I messed with the Shooting range for a bit but didn't care too much for it.
MrBean
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2-Apr-2023(#46)
Kommie wrote:
> how'd you get the 20% charm? I messed with the Shooting range for a bit but didn't
> care too much for it.

Random. The rolls are pre-defined (meaning if you reload a save, same stuff). I always save and experiment with all combos (3x silver, 3x gold, and obviously the other combos). Get a rare or so, then wait till next range. I've gotten two epics too (Ashley for 50% herb bonus, and the 50% melee crit bonus).
MrBean
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* 2-Apr-2023(#47)
Wow, just realized I missed ONE treasure... And I can't back track to it, son of a dog! Can reload a save that puts me back like 3 hours.. Ugh
Kommie
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2-Apr-2023(#48)
MrBean wrote:
> Wow, just realized I missed ONE treasure... And I can't back track to it, son of
> a dog! Can reload a save that puts me back like 3 hours.. Ugh

One where you were Ashley, right? Or had to use her to boost into a room.
MrBean
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* 2-Apr-2023(#49)
Kommie wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Wow, just realized I missed ONE treasure... And I can't back track to it, son
> of
>> a dog! Can reload a save that puts me back like 3 hours.. Ugh
>
> One where you were Ashley, right? Or had to use her to boost into a room.

Nah, with Luis in Ch 11. Thankfully I have a save right there. Just lost some valuable time. Gotta redo last several side quests + clock tower.

Red barrel in a cave you gotta blow up to find it.
MrBean
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2-Apr-2023(#50)
Well, at least I'll have all treasures. Sadly, will miss the little toy thingies. I shoulda been looking them up along the way but wanted to largely have a blind play through first time.
Kommie
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2-Apr-2023(#51)
I had to lookup a side quest for the Dented Emerald or whatever, it wasn't quite where the description says.
ued222
Gold Good Trader
3-Apr-2023(#52)
Kommie wrote:
> I had to lookup a side quest for the Dented Emerald or whatever, it wasn't quite
> where the description says.
Near the store where you meet someone for the first time around where you lost someone.
MrBean
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* 4-Apr-2023(#53)
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 revert 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 chest.

While I don't think it dynamically adjusts difficulty, it does seem to punish you. 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 several) 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 in 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 I remember from the original, but that was during peak WoW days!
ued222
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* 5-Apr-2023(#54)
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 revert
> 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
> chest.
>
> While I don't think it dynamically adjusts difficulty, it does seem to punish you.
> 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 several)
> 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 in
> 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 I
> 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.
MrBean
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* 5-Apr-2023(#55)
ued222 wrote:
> 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.

Plenty of space!

I dunno how you're thinking this is handicapped? Note that two of the weapons are exclusive DLC.

- Sentinel 9 is amazing for a clip with 31 rounds and beyond incredible in a big frenzy fight, not to mention laser sight + 5x crit exclusive (head pops are so fun).
- Skull Crusher is aboslutely the best shotgun because of the T2 reload! It's way too cool to pass up, and it hits like a truck. Not to mention the 2x damage on exclusive. Sure, clip is smaller, but I've never found that to be an issue as I only pull out the shotgun for a shot or two anyway. Bolt + Pistol do most of the work with Shotgun as failsafe/shields/big fudgeers.
- Stingray is fast shooting and takes out most in one shot. Not as strong as the starting rifle, but 1 shot = 1 shot, dunno why you'd need stronger. I prefer the speed (especially for regenerators, screw those guys).
- Broken Butterfly is the strongest weapon in the game (sans RPG) and downs anything (including bosses) insanely quick. May not have the accuracy, but ... don't miss smile.
- Bolt Thrower is, well, unlimited ammo and fully upgraded, incredible to conserve your other ammo.

Personally, I wouldn't change a thing. I've played with the other weapons, and between power, utility, and cool factor ... I love these weapons!

The only thing that would be nice, is the penetration of the Punisher, but the clip and crit on S9 are better IMHO.

Now in hardcore ... sure, I may need to change things up slightly, probably more on Pistol than anything for more sustained damage vs. luck of crits. So Red 9 is probably the choice, but no laser?! I mean, c'mon, the laser is too cool and is fantastic for some long distance quick snipping!
MrBean
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5-Apr-2023(#56)
Finished, B rank... Can't say I was trying to for a great run as I played somewhat casual. Now looking at the challenges, wow! Some of these are intense. I'll check out mercenaries for a bit but feeling pretty fulfilled with this game. Very good.
Oduomega
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6-Apr-2023(#57)
ued222 wrote:
> 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
> revert
>> 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
>> chest.
>>
>> While I don't think it dynamically adjusts difficulty, it does seem to punish
> you.
>> 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
> several)
>> 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
> in
>> 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
> I
>> 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.
MrBean
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26-Apr-2023(#58)
Wasn't sure where to dump this... But just found out about Resident Evil 1.5 on a local FB group as a dude got a repro PS1 disc.

This is pretty interesting and really awesome that it happened. Need to watch a playthrough.

https://youtu.be/H1tr7GMa8_A
MrBean
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25-May-2023(#59)
Man, would love to play this!

https://youtu.be/LAyrFSx3MfU
ued222
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* 26-May-2023(#60)
No one going to talk about System Shock Remake. Hopefully Alone in the Dark is good. Passing on Alan Wake 2 till it is super cheap.
MrBean
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16-Jul-2023(#61)
Totally missed that we have a new RE movie coming out in less than two weeks!

https://youtu.be/L-vkuA8oqMY
Sun
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15-Aug-2023(#62)
I just started REmake 4. I remember buying the original on Gamecube brand new from Game Rush (when Blockbuster Video still existed), booting it up, getting killed at the chainsaw dude at the beginning of the game and never playing it again.

I watched my cousin play it on Wii and I ended up beating it on Wii myself. It was awesome. Very happy to be replaying this remake on PS5, though the Wii controls were awesome.
MrBean
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3-Nov-2023(#64)
Silent Hill 2 is up for pre-order

https://a.co/d/7V8C990
Kommie
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3-Nov-2023(#65)
Bloober Team. Don't pre order that crap.
MrBean
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3-Nov-2023(#66)
Yah I'm waiting for reviews for sure. Loved the original, will want to play this regardless, but may wait for heavy discounting.
ued222
Gold Good Trader
3-Nov-2023(#67)
Alan Wake 2 is pretty good survival horror digital only though plus Remedy has a tendecy to drop in price quickly like with Control, Alan Wake 1 and that other time travel game.

Topic   Survival Horror