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On 2/28/2019 at 3:05 AM, jonesey46 said:

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I gave up on this trophy a long time ago and your posts have been inspiring me to go back to it, if you give up there's no hope for me!

Its never too late to go back. It took me almost 6 years to complete this game. You should give it another go. I watched an entire play through ahead of time on hardcore to help prepare.

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6 hours ago, StuGunn5 said:

Its never too late to go back. It took me almost 6 years to complete this game. You should give it another go. I watched an entire play through ahead of time on hardcore to help prepare.

 

Already got Hard Core. Thanks for the reply.

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Gonna necro this thread for my own story. Had made a save at Chapter 8, got all the way to Chapter 12 and was doing great. I had a ton of health kits and lots of ammo for all four of my guns, and I was ready to take on the drill trip easy peasy. My next save was going to be in Chapter 13 too, because I was very tired of having to do 8 and 9 over and over again.

Activated the drill, and while it was getting turned around I ran into it. Dead instantly. 

I was so mad. But on the upside, I was able to get through 8 and 9 without getting even hit once, so that's something. Finished hardcore today, so I'm ready to pew pew my way to platinum.

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On 6/30/2019 at 5:09 AM, SpaceCoresDad said:

Gonna necro this thread for my own story.
 


Dont worry, this thread is all about Necros. ;) .  Im doing my HC run now but I am doing a Zealot side run to practice the tricky HC areas.  I initially keep getting wasted in HC too soon but doing a Zealot side run helps ALOT.  Thus far I have made my first save just before the end of Ch.8.  The flying part.  I had a bit of trouble with that so I wasn't risking it.  Also plan on making a video of trouble spots in the game with alternate ways to beat certain areas.  7 years later I finally picked the game back up for some reason.  Maybe that im getting older I have the experience and patience now.  But their is only a short window now that I am 46. 

 

Will get back to this thread if I dont get smashed to pieces. :P


Edit:  Saved just before the Decontamination Room in Ch.10. One more save left , better play wisely.

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Things have been going ok for the moment I guess.

 

My first death came just seconds after the beginning of the game, during the chase.

 

I then proceeded to make an early first save, at the end of Chapter 3. That's because I spent a solid hour farming the power node glitch in Chapter 1, and certainly didn't want to do it all over again. Having a maxed out character (RIG + stasis + 3 DLC weapons) almost from the start helps tremendously, and I can't recommend it enough.

 

I then died stupidly in chapter 6, in the big room with lots of leapers, reinforcing my opinion that leapers are the absolute worst and most dangerous enemies in this game.

 

I started over and things were looking great, but I was really nervous to tackle the free fall section at the end of Chapter 7 after the solar panels, so far from my first save. Sure enough, my nerves failed me and I crashed into a wall, much to my dismay.

 

I had to start over from chapter 3, yet again, and successfully made it through that dreaded part on my second try. My second save was just made at the end of Chapter 8, right before the garbage disposal part and 10 minutes max from Chapter 9, which was my initial goal.

 

Next week I'll be attempting to push till the end of Chapter 13 and the eye surgery. A bit of a stretch, but we'll see.

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I just made my third save about 30% into chapter 13, so a little bit behind what was planned. It was a good call since I ran completely out of ammo during the latter part of the chapter and got killed by a black monster.

 

I died about 3 or 4 times in chapter 9 for stupid reasons, twice because I didn't make it on time to the tramway before the explosion (kept trying to go the wrong way, not my proudest moment), and once because I got too close to one of those big tentacled monsters on the wall. Can't remember last death. I didn't die from chapter 10 onwards, but finished the drill section with exactly zero medkit and VERY low health, and was on the verge of a heart attack.

 

EDIT : aaaand got it 😁

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Reading through some of these has given me the guts to try it, since HC is the only trophy I have left until Platinum - already bracing myself to die and get frustrated xD Just recently picked up DS1 and DS3 (got DS2 randomly from a friend in 2015 and sadly didn't give it much attention since, though I played it a ton then; idk why, DS has become one of my top favorite series) Anyway, just cleared DS3 on Impossible/Classic/Hardcore (my one and only HC death was at Chapter 16, was very soul crushing, but I continued onward) Needed to take a break from DS3 after all that, so, I figured that I would finally give DS2's hardcore a go before moving on to DS1's trophies ugh the turrets. Before I played DS3, I replayed 2 on a Survivalist NG+ as a refresher, since it has been like 4 years since I last played it, and then did Zealot, so I hope that prepped me a little for some of the trouble areas. But I agree with the above person's sentiments; Leapers are such pests! It honestly feels like they get more aggressive in each game; they just don't leave you alone in 2 and don't want to ever die in 3.

 

Anyway, decided to go ahead and do the node dupe glitch, so I maxed my RIG/Stasis/Plasma Cutter/Line Gun with like 70~ to spare, which should really help out for the first big chunk of the game to get to my second save. Time got away from me tonight since I started it too late and I decided to just do my first save after the first bench; I know it's really early for a first save (was hoping to do it before the Stalkers in the Church if I wasn't doing the dupe) but I didn't think I had the energy to play it that long tonight and didn't want to redo the node thing in case I died in the next area, since I can't remember what is just ahead.

 

Still not settled on where to do my second save; probably before the long glowstick hallway of the Ishimura with the two brutes, as I don't recall having too much trouble in Zealot until that segment, or maybe at the elevator with the tripods. But ugh not looking forward to the endgame segments; never was a fan of the drill/government sector - usually devolves into spamming stasis and rushing past everything. But his isn't a very planned playthrough...maybe I should do a parallel run through of a Zealot or Survivalist file again to get a feel of what to expect in each segment. Guess only time will tell lol Let's see how this goes tomorrow; will be sure to update on it here as I marathon it. Wish me luck!

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So I started off bad; played like I had no fingers and was wasting too much ammo in the TST room in chapter 2 with the exploders - threw one of their packs too close and took unnecessary damage, so I just quit and loaded it back up before I wasted any more time on that. Still used to DS3s controls (dodging...) and keep forgetting that I can spam reload in 2 without wasting ammo.

 

I then proceeded to die in the room with the first vacuum window so soon after the bench; I shot the window to suck the enemies out, but then I had closed it too soon and most of them were still alive, and I stood around like an idiot, got attacked by one of the children, and then got my head ripped off by a slasher, of all things. So lame. But then I made my second save before the elevator fight, because I had to go have dinner and my PS3 is set to turn off after 20min. So yeah, I hated saving so soon (was wanting to go to at least the Ishimura), but I had no other choice :/ I only died once so far, at least, and it was super avoidable and careless, as I was still getting into the swing of things. 

 

But I was doing fine after that, no bad moments, but THEN I got to like chapter 8 and got sucked out that one window after the room with the Divider. I thought I could shoot it safely from the elevator, but NOPE - the angle was crap so I couldn't get a good shot in at the button to close it, so I got sucked right out. Oh well... And the lame thing was I shot it so that I wouldn't have to worry about that exploder accidentally setting it off pfft I knew those windows were gonna be run killers; I hate them, so cheap - so glad they're only in DS2.

 

Hopefully things go better next time.

 

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Edit: Decided to try again before quitting for the night, and I made my way without incident to Chapter 11; I decided to use my last save right after I got the Advanced Suit. I know the Government Sector is annoying, but I don't mind having to start here if I decide to play like trash and die at the final boss or something; beats having to redo the Ishimura and mine should I accidentally perish and have to repeat that all (also the fact that I've spent many an hour on this session and need to sleep). I wish I had done my first or second save further than I did, but not because I was struggling, but because of how long I have to play per sitting. At least my two deaths so far were easily avoidable/careless (both due to those vacuum windows). Anyway, here's to hoping I can get that Platinum tomorrow :) 

 

btw, Hardcore isn't actually that bad at all, for those still on the fence about it, especially compared to Zealot, it's just the saving structure that makes it so, and you might start playing poorly because of the pressure to not die xD Just be prepared to spend like 5+ hours per session, brace yourself in case you have to redo a section, and make sure your PS3 isn't set to turn off in the Power Saving settings so that you can take breaks, oh, and don't mess around with those dumb breakable vacuum windows.

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And I just got it :D Surprised how smooth everything went in the Government Sector; had no problems at all this time. Guess the threat of dying and having to redo it increased my skills lol So I made my way from Chapter 11 (before the drill segment) to the end and it only took around an hour. My saves were in really bad places in hindsight (since I couldn't recall what exactly was ahead and feared dying, so I ended up saving early each time), but luckily the only two deaths in the whole playthrough were from two vacuum-window incidents, so the saves weren't an issue. 

 

Anyway, soooo glad I have that platinum now! Time to go for the plat in DS1.

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