At 7/26/10 12:40 AM, scetch00 wrote:
I decided to do another run on Hard mode rather than professional, and the game certainly is more challenging.Not by much.
Yes, by much. If I'm not mistaken, enemies take twice as much damage as they did before.
The enemies take and deal way more damaged than before, and fighting Big Daddies is a nightmare.Not that much of a step up, and Big Daddies go down VERY simply.. Shock them, then shoot them with Electrick Bucks in the back, then repeat. They don't even hit you.
But there's the matter that the shotgun only carries 4 shells at once. Seriously, why didn't they put in an upgrade for that? I've also noticed that plasmids are less effective. Particularly my favorite, Electro Bolt. I was only in the second chapter of the game when a regular splicer actually shook off the electricity. Ineffective.
My strategy for big daddies later in the game was Liquid Nitrogen and either a frag grenade or crossbow bolt in succession.
I'm gonna need some real brass balls to go through on Hard mode. Which is fitting, because the trophy for Hard Mode completion is called Brass Balls.It's not too hard, and you might wanna go through without Vita Chambers to nab 2 trophies at once.
I used a vita chamber only twice in my Normal run. I had a delusion that by using the chamber, you lose first aid kits and ammunition. But since I saved often, I never ended up using them most of the time. I also didn't die much because I was kicking arse.
Yeah, I'll do fine on Hard mode. It's Professional I'm worried about.
If Professional is an even more ridiculous step up, I may not even bother for the game's platinum.It's much harder, but if you just do the difficulty trophies, everything else is easy to get save for 1 hidden trophy if you mess up at one of the bosses.
I still have a save on my first file right before the final boss. I can go back and get all the tonics and weapon upgrade machines I missed. And that'd be it for regular trophies. Also, by finding all that stuff, I'll know where everything is in later playthroughs. I don't know what the hidden trophies are. Hell, I'll just look it up.