9 years agoKibs
A bit ago I decided to finally take the time to finish Dead Space, a game which has been taunting me with its 150 point "Epic Tier 3 Engineer" achievement, to be honest I had figured that the game wasn't going to be very easy to complete on "impossible" but that quickly changed when I actually started playing it.
When I first started playing Dead Space I'd stupidly started my first round on the hardest difficulty, as is my custom, however I soon learned halfway through the first level that that was a bad idea, and was under the impression that I wouldn't be able to finish the game on a harder difficulty. However I decided to do what every other red blooded a american would do, cheat. I went to the Live Marketplace and downloaded 2 items, which really helped me get through things, the first being the "tank" pack, which gives you armor with full inventory slots and armor that is 2x tougher than the best armor in the game, I also downloaded the "heavy damage" pack, which gives you an over-powered plasma cutter, which is the only weapon you really need in the game.
The next cheat I used was something the designers programmed into the game as a fail safe for those times when you need some stasis or oxygen, but weren't bright enough to bring along any stasis or oxygen packs, and since they don't want to make you trudge all the way back to a store to pick some up, they put in some codes you can use to refill those two things (too bad they didn't have one for health and ammo, which was surprisingly plentiful).
It took me about 4 days to finish the game, and I only once ran into a part of the game where I almost died, but managed to pull through that one. After all is said and done I finished the game, got my achievement, and feel pretty damn proud of myself.
The second game I recently finished was BrÃƒÂ¼tal Legend. I actually hit 100% on this game twice in one month, the first time I finished the "Conqueror" achievement for the final 50G, the second time was after DLC had been added for the game, bumping it up to 1090G(?). Those last 9 achievements set at 10G each weren't necessarily tough, just time consuming.
Anyway, nobody reads my journals, but whatev'
I do not claim to be very good at this game, nor am I anywhere close to the highest ranked, but what I can give you are a few tips that might improve your battles. I've learned these strategies through playing multiple opponents while making sure I walked away from each battle learning something new. If you have any extra strategies, or know a better way of doing things I welcome, and encourage, your input. This guide is made for everyone, and should be by everyone.
The Guide will include strategies for individual Factions, as well as strategies for each location.
Basic Strategies for all factions:
The initial stage of every battle is booth collection, it's is very important you win your booths as quickly as possible, here are a few tips for getting a slight edge on your opponent:
Before a battle starts you will see an overview of the map as it is loading, study where the closest fan geyser(s) is/are and make a mental note. When a stage battle starts you have about 4-5 seconds before you can order troops, use this time to fly to the nearest geyser and set a beacon on it, pushing forward on the right stick will make your beacon fly farther away, use this method if you are far away from the first geyser. Having your target selected early will allow you to order your troops faster.
Immediately order your first unit (if playing Tainted Coil you will have to order two items, see Tainted Coil Strategy), the moment they have been created send them to the beacon. As they are moving toward their mark there's not much you can do until they get there, right? Wrong, take this opportunity to fuck with your opponents troops. If they are headed to a beacon plant yourself a bit of distance away and ready your attack solo (RT+Right) play it so it will hit your opponents right as they are passing by. Remember, timing is everything, the enemy troops will ignore you if they have been given an order, so be sure it will hit them all, if possible. If your attack solo did not finish them off, do the job yourself with targeted lightning (LT+X) two to three shocks per soldier should do the job if they've all been hit. If your opponent is stockpiling troops by their stage in the beginning, they are a dumbass, and you can plant yourself in the middle of all of them and immediately play your attack solo, then land a House-Dropper (A+X) which should take out a few of them, individually take out remaining troops as you see fit, however you have just given your opponent a heavy disadvantage, as they have just wasted all of their initial fans on (now) dead troops.
By now your first unit should have reached the first geyser. Fly back to it (making sure to target the next geyser on your way if possible) and double team with one of your unit to finish it off, once the geyser has been freed order your troops to the next one and play your fan tribute.
By now you should have collected enough fans to upgrade your stage, this is very important and you must upgrade your stage as soon as possible.
If second Geyser is close: Repeat double team and Solo.
If second Geyser is far: Attack enemy troops, then double-team and Solo.
From here on out the strategies will be divided per faction.
Initial Battalion: Razor Girls(1)
Stage Attack Team: Fire Baron(3+) -or- Roadies(2+)
Your greatest strength playing as Ironheade is one of your stage attack teams is available for creation after your first stage upgrade. A Batallion of 3 or more Fire Baron Squads is more than enough to effectively cripple any opposing merch booth, or make a heavy impact on your opponents stage. The only thing you have to watch out for are Bouncers and Broods, as they're highly effective against your fire barons. Another weakness that doesn't seem like much, but counts for a lot is that your troops come in smaller packs than most others.
Initial Battalion: Grave Digger -or- Bride (double team only)
Stage Attack Team: Brood(5+) + Reaper (1+)
Drowning Doom seems to be fairly balanced, at least to me. What I dislike about them is that all of them are rather annoying to have to deal with (like the Emo's they are!). If it isn't the Bride (which slows down your movement and shocks you when you attack her), it's the Reapers and their speed and power. The most annoying (and effective) troop at your disposal is the Brood, not only does it take a punishment, but it can attack from afar, and constantly. The only problem is that it takes them a while to completely break down a stage, even in great numbers, leaving them open to assault, this is why the reaper is necessary, it is most certainly the second most annoying enemy to face. Not only is it quick, but it's powerful, a few hits from one of these and your enemy's Avatar is dead.
Initial Batallion: Battle Nun > Punishing Party
Stage Attack Team: Skull Raker(4+) + Tick Choppers (RT+bottom-right)
Ah, the tainted coil, now here's a challenge, the biggest advantage AND the biggest disadvantage of using the Coil is YOU. Initially you will have to summon a Battle Nun, and then have her create a Punishing Party to effectively take down towers (via their double team), this puts you at a slight disadvantage when it comes to initial fans and time, but what makes up for it is the fact that all but 3 of your troops arrive where you want them.
Now I must admit that I have never won a battle playing as The Coil (and I don't think I remember ever losing to them), so using them is not recommended by me, but if anyone else has any input on some strategies I urge you to submit them.
Post edited 12/05/09 10:19PM
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