I completed all modes except nymhc 2 months ago, but havent touched this game until last week where I began trying this mode. Bold of me to assume this was going to be "not that hard" only to be killed because I was dumb and didn't practice during this time away from the game.
Fail 1: Reached chapter 4, in the chop shop part, a guy from the door on the right surprized me and put my LMS skills to test, succeeded but only to be killed by a second guy, with no painkillers left to LMS.( I kinda knew an enemy came from that spot, but didnt remember, and the game threw 2 of the at me)
Fail 2: Chapter 3, 2nd bleachers section, after exiting the elevator alone, enemies decided to go COD World at war at me and throw 2 grenades in a time spam of less than 3 seconds, manage to dodge the first one but not the second.
Fail 3: Chapter 14, everything was going flawlessly, well, not that good, I managed to get to the train before Becker, but wasted time at the cemetery because passos glitched out and didn't cover me at all, I waited for 3 minutes there, damaging greatly my run and forced me to rush for the rest of the game, since I was in a hurry, I made mistakes and used way too many PK's, reached the train without them, with barely 1 minute on the clock, wasted time searching for PK's on the train, didnt found them, panicked, timed out.
Fail 4: Chapter 5, that open area with the containers and the forklift, before the actual docks, there's this forklift that has a gas tank on it, I was trying to shoot a guy behind a container and shot the gas tank blowing me up instantly. (Seriously, that thing when I was playing the campaing would not blow up when I wanted even shooting an entire clip at it, seemed random).
Fail 5: Amazing fail... For Becker and Rodrigo, I DID IT, with 10 minutes on the clock. This run started not that good but at chapter 6 I was a beast and pretty much nailed flawlessly every part beyond that, at Becker' fight, I destroyed one jeep, killed the guys already at the hangar, destroyed the police car before it pulled over, shot the grenades mid-air, the last guy left cover in front of me, I noticed this and started shaking, sweating, adrenaline rushed, it was now or never, I had never felt like this since my playstation 1 days, bullet time, shot him, had to reload, when I reloaded Max went back to cover to reload again, NOW IT'S NOT THE TIME FOR THINGS LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN. I feared another grenade from Becker, tried to be calm, still shaking shot him in small burst instead, then the kill cam kicked in, I was nervous but stopped shaking, shot the last becker grenade obliteraring his ass into oblivion. To make sure I did not screw the last part I used bullet time like hell there, and almost got that trophy where you have to destroy everthing on the runway.