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by sawyerpip » Sun May 02, 2021 3:36 pm

Just beat the boss on the second biome. I was getting nervous in the build-up to it but I actually think it was easier than the first boss, didn't even have to use my Astronaut. The Emergency Repairs artefact (restores your integrity slowly to 33% whenever you drop below) is a lifesaver.

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by Zilnad » Sun May 02, 2021 4:00 pm

Took me a few runs to realise what the astronaut actually did. I found them on my very first run so the initial help text went over my head.

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by Hexx » Sun May 02, 2021 4:56 pm

Cube headed massive squids in Biome 2 canfucinh do one. That’s insane damage.

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by sawyerpip » Sun May 02, 2021 5:45 pm

Hexx wrote:Cube headed massive squids in Biome 2 canfucinh do one. That’s insane damage.


I'm having a similar reaction to the flying drones that shoot rockets in Biome 3 :lol:

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by Saint of Killers » Sun May 02, 2021 7:19 pm

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Saint of Killers wrote:Lots and lots of progress! In one playthrough! (In the first biome, like :lol:) I picked up a cube thing which I *think* allows me to pass the red energy door. Cube text in suit computer UI says I can insert it into the appropriate receptacle but I haven't found that, as yet. I've also found what I think leads to the boss fight, and... THE KEY TO THE HOUSE! I dunno which of the two frightens me more :lol:

Are there any legit jump scares in the house? I don't mean bumps and footsteps, etc, but proper, cheap jump scares?


Not in the first two encounters. It is immensely unsettling though

The cubes are for the end of the level, though, after you beat the boss.


Cheers.

What I thought lead to the boss didn't. (Crimson key required.) Should have gone with my gut feeling of boss being behind the BIG RED DOOR :lol: :fp: Lost the fight despite having a 2nd life :fp: But on the plus side, I picked up the sword. 8-)

And, on the follow up run, I did the classic thing of failing spectacularly after having done so well previously. (Died in 2nd or 3rd room :slol: )

Oh and, the archive was pretty freaking cool.

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by jiggles » Sun May 02, 2021 9:27 pm

Yeah, the doors are basically:

Teal = main route to boss room/next biome
Teal with round symbol = gate to next biome
Red = boss room
Indigo triangle = side room
Gold with star = Waves & mini boss (a vault, I think? I’ve never survived one but I assume the reward is immense)

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by Zilnad » Sun May 02, 2021 9:54 pm

Make sure to burst the purple plants as they sometimes drop parasites or malignant items. I only realised they dropped stuff when I found myself in a room full of them and nothing else.

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by jiggles » Mon May 03, 2021 5:02 pm

Made it to the boss of biome 2 there. I was in yellow health with no healing when I got there but managed to fluke my way to the third stage before he got me.

Luckily, I’d activated a Reconstructor so I got a second go at him with full health. Didn’t get a hit in on the first two phases, then started hitting me some but I figured I could burst him down before he could finish me off. So we’re both down to about 30% health, and I dodge right off the edge of the arena. I’m critical now, but still attacking. Then he kills me with about 5% left. Nearly threw my controller at the TV.

Does seem like an incredibly viable strategy would be to farm ether for a “real” run so you can keep buying back.

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by Zilnad » Mon May 03, 2021 5:48 pm

I finished Act 1 this morning. Ended up with a really strong melee build. My sword was doing so much damage that I could kill an enemy in one hit and the resulting explosion would kill another two enemies all as part of the one attack.

The sheer spectacle of it was immense, especially as the number of enemies in each room was really ramping up.

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by Mafro » Mon May 03, 2021 6:38 pm

I can definitely see the complaints regarding the lack of mid-run saves. Even something like the Souls games where it's just constantly saving would be perfect.

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by Hexx » Mon May 03, 2021 7:01 pm

Best run there.

Stupid build that gets max integrity (and heals) and getting/losing malfunctions, and good chance not to consume item on use. Get a clense sphere and watch health rocket. Manged to get loads of protection too.

Got up the mountain for first time, killed second boss on first go and got a good way through biome 3 before a room overwhelmed me.

Never having that luck again.

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by sawyerpip » Mon May 03, 2021 7:47 pm

jiggles wrote:Does seem like an incredibly viable strategy would be to farm ether for a “real” run so you can keep buying back.


Can you use the Reconstructors more than once in a single run? There is a cap of 30 on ether as well so there is a limit on how many times you could do it.

Zilnad wrote:I finished Act 1 this morning. Ended up with a really strong melee build. My sword was doing so much damage that I could kill an enemy in one hit and the resulting explosion would kill another two enemies all as part of the one attack.

The sheer spectacle of it was immense, especially as the number of enemies in each room was really ramping up.


I just completed the third biome, that boss was really something, I wasn't really sure what was going on for most of that battle :lol:

I agree that a melee build is great, hadn't really bothered much with them previously but had quite a few melee focused artefacts this time. It's great exploding three enemies with just one swing of your sword.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue May 04, 2021 4:27 pm

2nd attempt on first boss: got it down to final bar without any issues. (Well, I used up a health item >_>) But I stayed in gung-ho mid-range combat mode and got swatted to death in 2 hits :fp: :lol:

Melee is very satisfying on the easier mobs.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue May 04, 2021 4:36 pm

TFW you realise you could have had an extra life going into boss fight, but instead opted for something else from the fabricator room :fp: :fp: :fp:

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by Hexx » Tue May 04, 2021 6:55 pm

Did another full run of Biome 1 and 2 for my second attempt at 3.

Then wrecked the place and the boss on my first go :D

So Biomes 1-3 are gone now? And I always start at Prof 15 in the harder Biome 4? I miss my great build that the game took them. Probably easier that a full 1-6 run time commitment.

Oh and the house has a creepy kid now. Wonderful

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by Saint of Killers » Tue May 04, 2021 7:06 pm

NOOOOOOO!

I was one short burst of fire away from beating first boss.

*the biggest swears*

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by Saint of Killers » Tue May 04, 2021 8:41 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:NOOOOOOO!

I was one short burst of fire away from beating first boss.

*the biggest swears*


And again :cry: :fp: Though this time I saw the death coming (death ray + death ray ground sweep return) but wasn't able to react / panicked and walked into where the ground was on fire.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue May 04, 2021 9:12 pm

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by sawyerpip » Tue May 04, 2021 10:22 pm

Hollowseeker was my favourite weapon anyway, but just completed the daily challenge where it has the Portal Beam perk. It seems to make it ridiculously overpowered.

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by Hexx » Wed May 05, 2021 10:10 pm

Turn off auto update and don't install patch.

Seems to be causing save issue

https://www.reddit.com/r/Returnal/comme ... save_kill/


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