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Dragon's dogma: Bandits are bad news.
Early game, I'm going around doing quests from the quest board, and I get a bunch of quests to escort NP Cs to some area nearby. Fair enough, I do all of them, but then the last one asks me to escort the NPC to the other side of a neighboring zone, a trek that ended up taking me an entire in-game day (left late night, arrived early morning the day after next). On the way, there are several groups of very strong bandits, in very large numbers.
Probably took me a dozen tries to get through a particular group (and then another dozen for a different group), not only because the bandits kept killing me, but also because escort targets are suicidal and insist on following your every step and so bandits end up targeting them, killing them easily.
And then I almost had a heart attack because I tried to manually reload and ended up several hours back in the game, and I thought I had been screwed by the autosave, but closing and restarting the game got me back where I was before the bandits.
There were other bad threats on the road (a golem I had no idea how to damage so I fled, a group of hobgoblins with two cyclops I killed by shooting them with a ballista), but nothing as difficult to handle as the bandits were.
Disney Emoji Blitz: The Rainbow Falls levels are glitched.
Soul Calibur VI: Under no circumstances should you power through Libra of Souls. It will destroy your hand and render you unable to play video games or do much of anything for quite some time.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: No, Reiko, you baka, you can't just press X then mash Triangle and expect to get through your first Bullet Time Battle like that. That's a perfect way to get a Game Over. You need to alternate between the two buttons.
Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary:
Edited by tclittle on May 29th 2019 at 10:43:40 AM
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (any PL game, actually).
Before heading to a marked key destination, SAVE. You may think you can save when reaching the destination without contacting any character or object, but sometimes an important cutscene will play, leading to a series of events you have to finish before being abke to save. My 3DS ran out of energy before I could finish, and lost a LOT of progress from the first chapter.
Remember how in the first game, Naoto (and to a lesser extent, anyone other than Zan & Rei) was absolute murder against common enemies once she got Mahama, Mamudo, and Impure Reach (and ideally, a sub-Persona with the SP to fuel said attacks long term)?
Yeah, instant kill attacks got nerfed hard this time around, to the point where they're about as effective as they are in mainline SMT and Persona. You're better off going with an elemental spread and going for downs and All-Out Attacks instead.
Going into the new Borderlands 2 DLC with a level 20 character is a bad idea.
100% Orange Juice:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel:
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom:
Edited by AmethystLeslie on Jun 19th 2019 at 1:38:23 PM
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled: LEARN POWER SLIDE BOOSTING AND MASTER THE ART OF BOOST CHAINING OR SWITCH TO EASY. You suck at video games but power slide boosting and boost chaining will save your ass as long as you don't run into a wall or boost yourself into a Bottomless Pit like a dumbfuck.
Metroid Prime 2 on Hypermode:
The map makers of Supreme Commander ought to be strangled and bodily thrown out the window for including the "destroy all enemy factories" secondary objective into the second UEF campaign mission.
Not because it's hard to do per se, but because of three factors:
Thus, the difficulty here is in NOT completing the mission on accident because of your trigger-happy units' multiplayer-centric programming gunning down the final objective too quickly. Which just happened to me after a nearly two hour slog. Oh, and the game doesn't have autosave.
Metroid Prime 2 Hypermode (again):
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled again: Papu Papu's boss race is nigh-impossible, but that doesn't mean you should give up. Also, you do not have the option to change difficulty in-game, so unless you want to start again, KEEP. PUSHING.
Enter the Gungeon: Defeating the boss of R&G Dept. will unlock the ability to leave by dropping off the platform. If you are flying, somehow, you will drop the moment the boss is done and miss out all the loot.
Edited by FergardStratoavis on Jun 24th 2019 at 10:26:06 AM
Ace Combat 4
Total War: Medieval 2, but applies to many strategy games:
Despite how much you might want to play defensively and build your resources to overwhelm enemies later, it's almost always better to just attack enemies early on to get an advantage they won't be able to beat.
Dragon Age: Inquisition but it applies to many other games too.
Always. And I mean always. Have a copy of your save files somewhere. At least the last two or so.
So, storytime. This happened over a year ago. I was playing, minding my own business, when I got stuck at a part in early-ish Trespasser. Try as I might, the enemies kept on killing my whole party (Cassandra [warrior/tank and melee], Varric [rogue/ranged], Dorian [offensive magic with I think one heal ability; usually I went with Solas as second mage but Solas is unavailable in Trespasser] and an elven mage Inquisitor [offensive and a bit of healing]). I talked to a gamer friend at work, and he convinced me to try to change up my tried true and tested party - Specifically, to switch Cassandra for the Iron Bull (as he's supposed to be a better tank).
So I went home, turned on the laptop, started the game... and the savefile was from way earlier. Instead of about 70 or 71 played hours, and the date from a few days ago... it was seven hours and a date from months before. I uninstalled the game in despair.
I've since bought the game at a sale in origins (previously, it was from a torrent) and I started another playthrough... but I have never had the power of mind to try and really commit to it, so I'm still way before the Orlais ball, miles before Trespasser.
Edited by akanesarumara on Jun 26th 2019 at 6:31:27 PM
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