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Kidfried

@R1spam Those are my favorite weapons as well. Congratulations on beating it, it is truly an achievement. So be proud of it!
Also, I didn't really give any tips at all, but It'd be an honor if my spouting nonsense on here had helped you in any way at all.

Are you going to try for Act 3?

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Just2Milky

@R1spam congrats, it feels really good when you beat the last boss! Will you go for act 3 and the platinum?

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R1spam

@Kidfried @Just2Milky I'm not a trophy hunter so I'm definitely not interested in the platinum but maybe act 3. I suspect not though, I've enjoyed my time with the game but given only really ether and weapons unlocks persist between runs, I think its probably a boss/biome too far.

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Thrillho

@R1spam Huzzah, good work on beating Act 2!

I went for Act 3 but not the platinum and am glad I did. It's not anywhere near as hard as what you've done but there can be a little bit of randomness as to whether the areas you need to find turn up when you're in the biome. I'm glad I did it though and I'm sure you'll have the itch to play the game again if you move onto something else for a bit

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Th3solution

@R1spam nice job! Congrats! What a great game, eh? You might consider doing Act 3 just for the additional story points. It does add a little to be able to see the end. It’s also actually not that long. It’s much quicker to do than to get through acts 1 and 2. I won’t spoil exactly how and what you do to complete it, but if you need help, holler.

@FullMetalWesker Yeah, it is interesting how everyone struggles with a different boss or biome. I beat Ixion on my first attempt, but Phrike took me several tries and I even watched several YouTube videos breaking down the boss’s moves and strategies.

And I’ll echo @velio84 who expressed my exact feelings on which weapon is favorite. Dreadbound just feels so good to shoot and is so effective in the right scenarios. Unfortunately it’s fairly useless in most boss fights and in Biome 6. So next favorite is probably Electropylon Driver and then Hollowseeker.

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@R1spam Well done, it’s a big effort to get to the end of Returnal so a big congrats. I was still loving the game by that stage so was happy to carry on but I can also see the other side so can’t blame you for wanting a break. I hope you carry on playing to at least do Act 3 as the game should feel a lot easier now and you can go out there feeling like a god 💪😀

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FullMetalWesker

So, the general consensus seems to be the Hollowseeker, Electro Driver, Rotgland, and Dreadbound. That’s interesting. I’m not surprised the driver is up there; I tried one as part of a daily challenge and that thing just tore through everything, while allowing me to stay safe behind cover to boot.
Don’t know about the Dreadbound, haven’t seen that yet. A little surprised to read so many saying the Hollowseeker, but a couple mentioned Portal Rounds which I haven’t unlocked yet, so might have to keep that in mind.

On a side note, is it worth trying to re-beat bosses when going through old biomes (e.g. beating Phrike and Ixion again while building up my arsenal for Biome 3)? I’ve been mostly avoiding them so far (partly because the one time I did try, I ended up dying), but I’ve been curious as to whether I’m missing out on something useful?

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Voltan

@FullMetalWesker beating a boss again will give you 5 ether and a random item but I don’t think it’s worth it unless you feel very confident about it. However, it might be a good idea to challenge Phrike if you find a datacube in biome 1 (as the cube processor in that biome can only be accessed after that fight).

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@FullMetalWesker All the guns live and die on their traits so they can be made massively better with some good ones. Portal beam, serrated and phased rounds I think are some of the best for the hollowseeker and really change how useful it can be. The dreadbound can be really good but needs things like forth shard, and expanding shard to make it really useful. As it relies on the shards coming back to you before you can fire them again I found that it's awesome for things really close to you but if something is further away you occasionally get that brown trouser moment waiting for them to return.

Both the pylon and lobber are great for doing damage to hostiles even after they've taken that initial hit but the lobber is my favourite out of the two. Exploding, trailing, durable and caustic rot are all great and it can obliterate some things in an instant.

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velio84

@FullMetalWesker
I'd say don't bother beating the bosses again. At least I didn't. Once you get the grips of the game and start chasing the enemies instead of them chasing you - sure, go play with the bosses

On a side note, all this talk really makes me want to get into the game, but I'm currently dealing with Bloodborne. If I have some time prior Horizon FW, I might do some Returnal and try to finish the surveys.

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FullMetalWesker

@velio84 - You know, it’s funny; I used to think having to grind for blood vials after dying to a Boss in Bloodborne was an annoying waste of time. “Why can’t I just challenge the boss again?!” I would ask.
Now having played this, that sounds awfully quick 😄

Fair enough, I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing then (thanks @Voltan for the info).

So, I was planning on starting this with on a triumphant note, but unfortunately for me I kept playing, and now that feeling has deflated somewhat. On the plus side, I defeated Nemesis, and on the first try as well! Honestly didn’t know what the heck was going on, and once again only barely scraped through (well, not really, as I had a revive ready, but my health was low, so it felt like it) but I made it, and finished Act 1.
Then I started going through Biome 4, and after finding an electro driver, proceeded to breeze through the entire area with it, boss included (I get what you guys were saying about it not being good on bosses, as there were times where it didn’t seem to want to work, but thankfully it wasn’t that often) and now I’m in Biome 5, once again breezing through (though at the end I switched to a carbine, so it might get hard again now) and wonderingly where the difficulty went.
I’m not sure how much of this is the electro driver being op, or me being so in tune with the game’s rhythm that I can just deal with whatever the game throws at me, but it’s been weird going through these last two biomes and not having to deal with a further increase in difficulty, as it had been pretty constant throughout the first three. I guess I’ll find out when I continue.

On a side note, I was surprised at how different Biome 5 was, especially when 4 was more of the same. But I guess in hindsight it isn’t that surprising that a level like this was included, as they’re pretty common in general

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velio84

FullMetalWesker wrote:

... and wonderingly where the difficulty went.
I’m not sure how much of this is the electro driver being op, or me being so in tune with the game’s rhythm that I can just deal with whatever the game throws at me...

It's probably a bit of both
I was in a similar situation, once I was past Act 1, it wasn't that difficult to wrap up Act 2 and 3

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R1spam

@FullMetalWesker this was not my experience for areas, though I definitely feel boss difficulty dropped after act 1. Nothing felt as tough as ixion but I died a whole bunch in B4. Just roll with it and hope it continues on to B6.

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johncalmc

Anyone else ever just randomly think about starting Returnal again?

It really has that Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro thing for me where I've constantly got in the back of my mind this feeling that I would love to just play one of them again but my brain overrules it.

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@johncalmc Yep almost did over Christmas after watching a few videos of other people playing. I knew that if I started playing again though I'd likely not be able to stop until I finished it and I've got so much else to play.

@MightyDemon82 There's no sign of any DLC at the moment and HMQ seem to be tightlipped on what they are working on.

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Elodin

@johncalmc I hope back in at least once a month for a few runs which turns into a few more runs.

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JohnnyShoulder

@johncalmc Yeah, when ever I'm reading someone playing the game in here. But I've traded the game in so I can't.

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velio84

I've been itching to return it for a while with all the talk in here and now that I'm done with Bloodborne, I might play it for a bit alongside Dirt5 while waiting for Horizon FW.
Will try to get the platinum but I'm quite unlucky in the games when randomisation has a play so might not happen before I get bored of it.

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Fill3rup_

Im currently going for the Plat,that RNG is quite something.. also, Biome 6 is a MFer..

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