Maahniac

Do I suck, or is this game much harder than anyone gives it credit for?

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The lack of checkpoints is so annoying. It's not that the challenges in the game itself are that difficult, but if you die (which I typically do at least once at a boss fight) you start the chapter all over. I spent about 1½ hour in the Enchanted Earth level, because I kept arriving at the boss battle with too little health. While the game is not super hard or anything, I'd defintely say it's harder than 2/10 from the trophy guide. Sure, you can do everything with a little practice and patience, but it's not like you could just blast through in one take either. Or is it just me?

 

Btw, the Scarecrow Fields were super annoying as well.

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Just now, STARLOVE said:

You probably just suck. Sorry man, there is no shame in it

😂 I KNEW it... !

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Just now, Maahniac said:

1f602.png I KNEW it... !

Hehe,  you know I'm kidding. I don't know anything about this game. Good luck though! You've done much harder stuff than this, maybe the difficulty is indeed a bit understated.

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42 minutes ago, Maahniac said:

The lack of checkpoints is so annoying. It's not that the challenges in the game itself are that difficult, but if you die (which I typically do at least once at a boss fight) you start the chapter all over. I spent about 1½ hour in the Enchanted Earth level, because I kept arriving at the boss battle with too little health. While the game is not super hard or anything, I'd defintely say it's harder than 2/10 from the trophy guide. Sure, you can do everything with a little practice and patience, but it's not like you could just blast through in one take either. Or is it just me?

 

Btw, the Scarecrow Fields were super annoying as well.

the game is a fair remake. could have been a little more redesigned sure. But to answer your question... right outside the Queen Ant level is a green health pad. Hammer wrecks the single ants as well. She took me 3 tries, i didnt even know i could jump on the amber in front of her. i beat her shooting crossbow arrows at her.

good luck!

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You should really be going out of your way to collect Life Bottles, because in a sense these function as checkpoints. That being said I found Scarecrow Fields a bit of a pain.

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Btw, after completing the game, is it then possible to run around the map and replay past levels, or will beating the last boss end the game? If so, does the game have New Game+, or?

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15 minutes ago, Maahniac said:

Btw, after completing the game, is it then possible to run around the map and replay past levels, or will beating the last boss end the game? If so, does the game have New Game+, or?

You can still replay levels after beating Zarok. Plus you kinda have to if you're going for the platinum. They added 'Lost Souls' to the game, which wasn't in the original. That alone makes you replay every level (except for the final level) again anyway so nothing is miss-able.

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52 minutes ago, LegacyJKO09 said:

the game is a fair remake. could have been a little more redesigned sure. But to answer your question... right outside the Queen Ant level is a green health pad. Hammer wrecks the single ants as well. She took me 3 tries, i didnt even know i could jump on the amber in front of her. i beat her shooting crossbow arrows at her.

good luck!

I tried that tactic afterwards, the stand on the amber, but I think the knives did more damage for me.

 

But yeah, she took me 3 tries as well to get a good pattern down... then another 2 times to refill the damn chicken, first for the quest itself, then a second to refill it correctly.

 

But I agree about the lack of checkpoints, that is annoying for sure.  Though the Ant area is the only place I've outright gotten a game over in.  Other areas, not quite (but close, like the Scarecrow Fields).

 

13 minutes ago, xMissFantasy said:

You can still replay levels after beating Zarok. Plus you kinda have to if you're going for the platinum. They added 'Lost Souls' to the game, which wasn't in the original. That alone makes you replay every level (except for the final level) again anyway so nothing is miss-able.

Yeah, replaying levels helps.  Helped me to get the trophy for the boulders on Cemetery Hill, since I would get hit, so I'd leave or restart the level.  Took me a few tries, just because of those red boulders, I swear their paths are more random on if they'll go down the shortcuts you want to take or not.

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2 hours ago, DrakeHellsing said:

Yeah, replaying levels helps.  Helped me to get the trophy for the boulders on Cemetery Hill, since I would get hit, so I'd leave or restart the level.  Took me a few tries, just because of those red boulders, I swear their paths are more random on if they'll go down the shortcuts you want to take or not.

 

I just got the Rock Wrangler trophy recently and you don't have to dodge the boulders, you can use the golden shield to protect you from the boulders and you'll get trophy.

 

Also, my tatic to keep my life bottles full before going to a new level is replaying Dan's Crypt. If you have already got the second life potion in the level you can get two health vials per trip and a good bundle of gold to help pay for ammo refill, and since the stage is extremely short you can get all your life potions refilled in like a minute.

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I wouldn't call it hard, but the 2/10 on the Powerpyx guide is way underselling it, currently struggling with the boss that has two flying demons on the shifting platform.

 

However most of the games difficulty is artificial.  It's very much of its time, and they did nothing to improve the truly awful controls and camera.  The mechanics in this game consistently work against you, not for you.  I'm always fighting the game itself as much as I am the enemies.

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It's not hard but certain levels like "Pools of the Ancient Dead" can be very rage inducing when you fail a jump 10 times in a row. 😅

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2 hours ago, TemplePilot said:

I wouldn't call it hard, but the 2/10 on the Powerpyx guide is way underselling it, currently struggling with the boss that has two flying demons on the shifting platform.

Lol, I died there after the platform turned and quit the game for today. Yeah certain levels are pretty hard...

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I made a lot of progress today and I think it's a case of the early game being way more rough than the late game.  Now that I have 6 vials and all weapons, it has been pretty smooth sailing.  I'm still having a pretty good time though.

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As I remember it, it wasn't super easy. It's like medium difficulty.

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Game wasn't too bad but the lack of checkpoints with a game over made things much harder than they needed to be.  Definitely led to a couple almost thrown controller moments

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Not just me then, I’ve rage quit a few times now. I did scarecrow fields no problem but now I’m stuck in the maze. I just keep getting wrecked early on 

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