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eisschollee

Member
Oct 25, 2018
145
Finally done with the game :)

I am kind a sad that it is over but the last bit helped a lot for me wanting to be done with this game though .
Besides the last couple fights, I almost liked everything of the game. My fist singleplayer play through since the first new tomb raider or Divinity: Original Sin 1

Man, I could rave about this game forever !
I mean the setting, the force powers , the look , the protagonist.
 

Creamium

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,993
Belgium
Took a while but I've done just about everything in the game that isn't the jukebox. I didn't really enjoy the combat early on but it gets better once you get Levitate and the throw skill is maxed. Pierce also wrecks and didn't leave my loadout. Maybe they should've given you Levitate sooner because it really does spice things up. Even though some of the sidequests were boring (the janitor stuff) some were challenging and more fun, like the mirror and now Mr Tomassi which was tough even with everything maxed. Those shriekers are the real boss in that room. That fight is like the last real combat test and it felt good when I finally beat him.

I watched the Darling and Trench tapes but I haven't read most of the logs because there are soo many. May just watch a story/lore vid to see if I missed anything. There are apparently Alan Wake connections but I don't remember much of that game and must've missed them. But maybe the Alan Wake enemies are related to Hiss? Will have to look this up too. I thought the game had its issues but the story and worldbuilding was fascinating.

Was going to play this on PS4, but then I upgraded my pc and now I'm glad I waited. The game is a treat with all the effects turned on. Even with the ray tracing my framerate was fine most of the time (on 2070 Super).

Oh, what I didn't figure out: can you get into the big containment cell close to where Dylan was? I was able to glide over there but it's a locked room, only area still undiscovered on my map.
 
Dec 14, 2017
745
Took a while but I've done just about everything in the game that isn't the jukebox. I didn't really enjoy the combat early on but it gets better once you get Levitate and the throw skill is maxed. Pierce also wrecks and didn't leave my loadout. Maybe they should've given you Levitate sooner because it really does spice things up. Even though some of the sidequests were boring (the janitor stuff) some were challenging and more fun, like the mirror and now Mr Tomassi which was tough even with everything maxed. Those shriekers are the real boss in that room. That fight is like the last real combat test and it felt good when I finally beat him.

I watched the Darling and Trench tapes but I haven't read most of the logs because there are soo many. May just watch a story/lore vid to see if I missed anything. There are apparently Alan Wake connections but I don't remember much of that game and must've missed them. But maybe the Alan Wake enemies are related to Hiss? Will have to look this up too. I thought the game had its issues but the story and worldbuilding was fascinating.

Was going to play this on PS4, but then I upgraded my pc and now I'm glad I waited. The game is a treat with all the effects turned on. Even with the ray tracing my framerate was fine most of the time (on 2070 Super).

Oh, what I didn't figure out: can you get into the big containment cell close to where Dylan was? I was able to glide over there but it's a locked room, only area still undiscovered on my map.
If i'm not mistaken
in panopticon is where the strongest reference to a certain past Remedy game is. You can reach it yes, you mean the one on the left of the map, right?

I think when you get Levitate is the right placement, since it's the final ability that brings full cohesion to the rest of your tool kit. Too early and you wouldn't learn to use the other abilities well.
 
Oct 27, 2017
756
So playing this with headphones on and hearing the low key creepy talking and mumbling in the background scares the shit out of me when I’m exploring. Feels like survival horror at certain points—extremely well done atmosphere.
 

Creamium

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,993
Belgium
If i'm not mistaken
in panopticon is where the strongest reference to a certain past Remedy game is. You can reach it yes, you mean the one on the left of the map, right?

I think when you get Levitate is the right placement, since it's the final ability that brings full cohesion to the rest of your tool kit. Too early and you wouldn't learn to use the other abilities well.
I'll have to check tonight, it's called 'Archives' apparently.
 

Namorange

The Fallen
Oct 31, 2017
3,095
Just finished the first two missions. The latest OOP I have is
the Hotline.
Will side quests begin opening up? I am on route to the
Maintenance Sector
for the first time.
 

MauroNL

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,924
The Netherlands
So I finished it a while ago and was mopping up all the remaining achievements but I'm stuck on the Bureau Alert ones. I got some them when I was still doing the main mission so I figured I'd do them later when I finished the game. But now that I finished it the notifications don't pop anymore. I played about two hours worth of exploring doing the bureau commendations and last ability points and not once did a alert show up. So what now? Is there a way to trigger them in some area or something?

Somebody said you can load up a previous mission in the main menu but that will overwrite my savegame so I obviously don't want to do that now that I'm fully upgraded and stuff.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,388
UK
Just finished this game. Wow I loved it. There were some frustrating moments but overall the game was so impressive they were easy to overlook. Movement and combat was so satisfying. World exploration is a ton of fun. Just spent this morning finishing up the bureau alerts and board countermeasures that I had ignored previously to get the platinum. Cant wait for the dlc. Love how they connected Alan Wake to this world too, hope Alan Wake remaster comes soon and we get Alan Wake and Control sequels next gen.
 

Creamium

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,993
Belgium
FUCK YOU MR. TOMASSI!!!!!
god damnit
Hardest boss for sure. Having a damage + headshot + armor pierce boost mod for the Piercer definitely helped me though. The shrieker enemy he adds later is the most annoying part of the fight.

Sometimes I think my completionist edge is being driven by trophies/achievements but I got this game on Epic and I stil went through all the side missions. When a game grabs me, turns out I don't really need them as a drive.

Is there a secret ending/anything for completing all the side objectives?
Don't think so.
 
Oct 29, 2017
459
Just upgraded to a Pro and picked this up. Only had time to walk around the introduction but Jesus Christ is it beautiful.
 
Dec 14, 2017
745
This may not be a real thing, but is there an alternate color option for the expedition gear? I could have swore I saw in a screenshot somewhere a green tinged one with the bags and straps a lighter biege. No other outfit has alternate colors, argueable some are more or less swaps of each other but whatever, so I think I'm just remembering wrong.
 
Nov 6, 2017
1,993
Just a quick reminder because the first story expansion ("The Foundation") is going to be released soon:
The Season Pass is currently on sale (40% discount) in the Playstation Store.
 

LordDraven

Member
Jan 23, 2019
1,761
I’m trying to beat the boss at the Benicoff tv area and I’m reading pierce shot is good. Problem is, I don’t have pierce shot. I looked up it’s location and it comes from old boys club mission which I already beat but still don’t have pierce shot. Where is it?
 

Angst72

Member
Oct 27, 2017
158
I’m trying to beat the boss at the Benicoff tv area and I’m reading pierce shot is good. Problem is, I don’t have pierce shot. I looked up it’s location and it comes from old boys club mission which I already beat but still don’t have pierce shot. Where is it?
I think it's just something you construct.

Check Astral Constructs at a control point and you should be able to construct it.
 
Dec 14, 2017
745
I’m trying to beat the boss at the Benicoff tv area and I’m reading pierce shot is good. Problem is, I don’t have pierce shot. I looked up it’s location and it comes from old boys club mission which I already beat but still don’t have pierce shot. Where is it?
Service forms don't drop, they're unlocked as you progress and you have to buy them with source. I don't think the unlock thresholds have been determined yet, but no form is ever required for anything specific. Also, launch is best friend
 

Serpens007

Member
Oct 31, 2017
3,585
Finished it a couple of days ago. I really, really loved the game. However I didn't think I was coming to the end. It wasn't anti-climatic, but I didn't thought it was going to end there. I'm tackling the side-stuff now.
 

Alethia

Member
Oct 28, 2017
250
The inventory system at my local game store lists physical copies of this on PS4 as being OoP as of January

 
Dec 14, 2017
745
Lore reorganization/readability will be really nice. It's hard to find something that you know is connected to something else to piece together a bigger chunk of lore as it is now. I hope they give a grid or different listing organization methods too.
 

Angst72

Member
Oct 27, 2017
158
Sounds good , Control was much better than I had anticipated, so I'm really looking forward to The Foundation. Still need to finish it (on the final part) and then I'll try to finish all side missions and get the Platinum. Would be my first platinum since original Burnout Paradise...
 

KDash

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,405
Florida
Did patches ever improve the performance on consoles much? Specifically, the base models. I have the original Xbox One and a PlayStation 4 Slim. Wondering if I should get one of them from GameStop since the price went down recently. I have a pretty high tolerance for performance issues, but would be nice to know if it's improved much from what Digital Foundry showed in their videos months ago. Couldn't really find anything here or elsewhere.

Also been considering getting it on PC. A friend just recently gave me his GTX 1060 which I just installed a few hours ago on my PC as an upgrade to the 1050 Ti that I was using (it came with the PC my dad got me for my birthday last year). CPU is an i5 3470, and I have 8 GB RAM. Only real thing keeping me from getting it on PC is the fact that I've never seen it on sale...and I guess also that if my younger brother wanted to play it, it'd be better to get it on consoles (he has an Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro).


P.S. Silly, but I have all of the other Remedy games on Xbox consoles, so part of me kinda wants to keep that going. Hah.
 
Dec 14, 2017
745
The patches mainly benefited PS4Pro and XB1X, base consoles not so much. I'd suggest getting it on pc if you can, it's coming to steam in the summer so it'll be at low prices by end of year for pc.
 

Falus

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,669
Started playing 5-6 days ago

1000/1000 (Xbox ). What a game. Finished expedition as well (tier 3). I have costume (maximum on Xbox I think )

can’t wait for the dlc
 

MauroNL

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,924
The Netherlands
Oh, cool, I was just wondering when the DLC would come out. Should be just enough time to play it before FF7 comes out.
Started playing 5-6 days ago

1000/1000 (Xbox ). What a game. Finished expedition as well (tier 3). I have costume (maximum on Xbox I think )

can’t wait for the dlc
Its worth noting that the DLC is timed exclusive for PS4 so Xbox players will have to wait about a month extra. There's also still no Season Pass on Xbox at all.
 

KDash

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,405
Florida
The patches mainly benefited PS4Pro and XB1X, base consoles not so much. I'd suggest getting it on pc if you can, it's coming to steam in the summer so it'll be at low prices by end of year for pc.
Thanks for the response. Meant to reply much earlier but kept getting distracted.

Not sure if I want to wait until August or later to get it. But we'll see.

Probably gonna need to get a new drive before I can get it on PC. Don't have a lot of free space on the 500 GB one installed on it. I have a 4 TB drive on Xbox One, so space there isn't a huge concern (though I only have like 93 GB free...actually had filled it up, but uninstalled some stuff.)