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ThereThere

@Thrillho Rather embarrassingly, I didn’t know that, even after all these hours I’m learning something new. Thanks mate 👍

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ScarletSpidey

@Thrillho Cheers for the BT tips. I get how to get past them, it's just they usually strike when I'm enjoying the experience of traversing the terrian (sam as MULES). It's one of those games I'd LOVE a mode where could turn off enemy encounters (and game progress, obv) just so you can wander and take in the environment.

I'm about 65% through Chapter 3 now. This is chapter is taking a lot longer than I thought.

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ThereThere

@ScarletSpidey I have similar sentiments, I can’t remember a better game for complete atmosphere and environment joy (my memory is shocking to be fair) On the encounters, I personally thought as I progressed the sting of them mellowed, probably due to better gear, and improved abilities from increasing the category stats. Would be nice to have a ‘Nat Geo’ mode though 👍

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ThereThere

Not a story spoiler but I’ll throw this in tags anyway, just in case anyone is interested in everything remaining a surprise with shelter perks 👍

The Collector prepper shelter by Edgar Wright’s distribution centre, will give you a backpack cover that protects from timefall once they join the UCA and it’s dead handy, bit miffed It took me over 170 hours to discover it

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@Keith_Zissou I'd totally forgotten about that even being a thing. Do you have to equip it or is it auto equipped as I wonder if it's just enabled for me now without realising it?

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ThereThere

@render It’s in customise backpack section where you equip talismans and the like, pretty damn good

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ScarletSpidey

Sorry to bump an old thread but wanted to say I've finally completed the DS story! I took me 4 months but I loved every minute of it. Now I'm on to the Platinum Grind and hopefully I enjoy that too. Need to figure out what I play next. I was going to do a MGS3 replay but I might be a bit Hideo'd out and might just play a few short games before jumping into that or HZW.

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@ScarletSpidey Still have really fond memories of this game. So many good moments, some random ones too. I enjoyed grinding for the platinum on the original game and even after I went back to platinum the directors cut I was never bored, I could have happily kept playing way past getting the trinket. Enjoy 😀

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Thrillho

@ScarletSpidey Congrats! I hope you enjoyed the payoff for the story

Hopefully the final grind isn't too bad for you. For the deliveries, just focus on doing the heaviest ones possible to get your rankings up. The memory chip one is a faff but decent guides can help you plan routes to collect them as efficiently as possible.

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Elodin

Just started, thanks to premium. I'm very very early...have to deliver my mom? To the incinerator. I was wondering is there free roam times, where not always timed for a delivery. I think it would just be fun to explore. The game looks amazing, best use of my HDR I have seen in a game. I know later on you can build roads and zip lines, but is it always under the pretext of do while your delivering something?

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Thrillho

@Elodin The vast majority of the game is focused around deliveries but only a handful have set times. Some optional ones will have bonuses for delivering on time but mostly you can pick and choose what you want to do.

The first main area is pretty big but quite linear… but it looks incredible! The “main” area of the game is massive and there are loads of different ways of getting about. You’ll unlock different ways of getting around steadily as you progress so don’t get too annoyed by trudging around on foot in the early game.

Enjoy though! I only played it at the end of last year and thought it was fantastic.

If you’re thinking of going for the platinum, I’d recommend increasing the difficulty now as you need to do loads of side deliveries at that difficulty. It makes almost no difference to the difficulty of the game other than “combat” so you can drop it down for those sections if you need to.

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Elodin

@Thrillho great! Thanks for the tips. I am enjoying it so far. Quite a unique story. Loving the music as well.

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Thrillho

@Elodin The use of music in the game is really well done in those key moments.

The other main tip early on is not to worry too much about getting places up to 5* level straight away. Some give you bonuses for hitting certain levels but it’ll be much easier as you progress and get better gear. You’ll also unlock more delivery missions as you go so you can do multiple stop offs rather than just going back and forward between two places.

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Th3solution

@Elodin I think @Thrillho covered it well, but yeah — don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of chances for open exploration at your own pace. In fact, no two people’s playthroughs will be the same. There is always many ways to traverse the countryside and when you start to get to the online portions there is a significant randomness to what’s available and how you are going to be able to approach obstacles in the environment.

I got to the point where I had set paths I liked, but it took a lot of trial and error exploring around to find the easiest paths and tactics.

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ThereThere

@Elodin How are you getting on with it? Everyone else has pretty much covered the main points. I found once I’d stopped worrying about what it all means and just let myself get lost in the experience my enjoyment levels jumped massively. Still easily my favourite ps4 experience, maybe occasionally tussling with MGSV.

@ScarletSpidey Congratulations on finishing the game, I’m glad we have another satisfied player, it really is rather special. How is the plat progress coming on?

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ScarletSpidey

@ThereThere I'm on 81% and counting. I'm sure you can guess what trophies I'm still working towards.

Growth of a Legend is at 78% and just need to bite the bullet and do some Mule recoveries (I hate them).

Actually, I've got a question for the group. I've almost 5 stared all of the second map. Will all the Memory Chips on map two be available to find when I've done that? I'm thinking I can make use of my roads and ziplines to collect them which might disintegrate by the time I've gone to 5 star the first map.

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ThereThere

@ScarletSpidey Excellent progress mate, and yeah you’re going to have to rip the plaster off with those Mule Camps. Top tip I found is using a reverse trike and being extremely aggressive especially effective in that open space near the photographer.

Also try approaching mule camps with no equipment or cargo, which sounds counterintuitive but poses a lower risk of pinging, almost rendering you invisible. My experience with mule camps on hard was a chastening experience but was all the more satisfying when I cracked it.

As far as I remember with memory chips if you’re almost fully starred up then you’ll have all the necessary emails to trigger the locations, there’s some completely outrageous ones like up a mountain behind the brewery! 😥 also don’t worry too much about degrading zip lines and the like, they take longer than you think to fully degrade with the exception of the mountains above Heartman’s lab, just make sure you’re upgrading them to level 3 and you’ll be pretty sorted and Online players are usually kind enough to pop in the odd batch of resources.

You sound like you’re on the right track

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Elodin

@ThereThere Still quite early, as I'm only playing when I can get more than an hour at once. I am going as you did and just slowly taking it all In, enjoying the Vistas and the occasional tense sneaking from BTs.

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ScarletSpidey

@Elodin I've been playing it since January. Still loving it and will miss it when it's gone (Though I'm definitely going to play a few shorter games before I even consider HZW)

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Thrillho

@ScarletSpidey The MULE camps aren’t too bad really. Sometimes it’s easier to clear the camp first to be honest rather than tiptoe around! The camps also stay clear for a while after.

That said, you don’t have to do MULE camp runs for that delivery type, I’m sure there are others? I think the ones for retrieval from random areas count too?

And for the chips, I just used a guide to be honest. Some are pretty hidden and it also minimises the amount of time trudging across the entire map.

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