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tommy060289 04-05-2013 03:31 PM

Who's stopping at 850 and who's going for 1000 GS
 
Afternoon all!

Yesterday I completed Bioshock on Hard and finished all the achievements that I intend to do (excepting DLC) and have 850 GS. Obviously the two I am avoiding is the two achievements for 1999 mode.

I'm all up for a challenge and going through on the hardest difficultly but to me that achievement just involves too much jibbing of the player as:

1. Its a constant balance between having enough money to get past possible deaths and spending money on upgrades

and

2. I really dont want to spend time going through the game to get bummed by the siren battle which was hard enough on Hard difficult. The difficultly isnt so much the problem as the game over part of the game.

I know people will say 'well the achievements aren't supposed to be easy' but to me this game mode goes a bit beyond challenging so I think I'll stick to having 850 rather than 1000 GS.

anyways, thats my thought and just thought I might do a bit of a survey to see how many other people intend to do all the achievements bar these two and how many are mad enough to go for 1000 GS!

Purple Hooter 04-05-2013 03:37 PM

From everything I have heard, 1999 is actually a bit easier than hard.

Not to mention there are several extremely useful threads in this form that look to make 1999 pretty damn easy.

darthroker29 04-05-2013 03:40 PM

Im going for all 1000, im actually excited about the challenge of 1999.

Burning Karma 04-05-2013 03:40 PM

Going for the 1000. Started my 1999 playthrough Wednesday; gotta grab all of the collectibles along the way as well.

Mosh Icon 04-05-2013 03:49 PM

850 GS will do fine for me ! (i'm more motivated by re-doing Bioshock 1 actually)

Simlaurel 04-05-2013 03:59 PM

Going for the full 1000 and currently doing my 1999 run right now. So far, not bad at all. I generally opt for close quarter combat with the bucking bronco/shotgun combo, and fall back on the carbine/sniper rifle in conjunction with possession for crowd control if overwhelmed. Absolutely in love with the game, and I think I might play through Bioshock 1 & 2 again, just for old-times sake.

Skidstain 04-05-2013 05:02 PM

1999 mode isn't as hard as it's made out to be. I doubt I'm as good at video games as most of the people who post on these forums, and I didn't struggle too much with the mode.

martdude16 04-05-2013 05:06 PM

Nearly finished 1999 mode and it's been an absolute breeze; it's not hard in the slightest.

--:RobboDaFunko:-- 04-05-2013 05:09 PM

1999 Mode has its moments, but take it slow and steady and don't run directly into combat and it isn't that bad.

Also equipped with the right gear the Siren and Handyman fights aren't nearly as bad as I thought they were gonna be.

ThePumpkinKing 04-05-2013 05:18 PM

1999 mode isn't as hard as most people are claiming. It's definitely the easiest of the three games. With the hardest being the brass balls achievement from the first. I'm right at the Siren battle now. And I've only died maybe 3 times. Not struggling with upgrades and vigors either - I have several upgraded. And I have 2500 cash in hand. So, yeah. I'll be finishing the full 1k.

upindat 04-05-2013 05:29 PM

I could play this game a third time if need. Lots of fun. 1999 mode was lots of fun. Very glad to have it completed. You should at least try the mode before giving up on it.

Purple Hooter 04-05-2013 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by upindat (Post 5681117)
i could play this game a third time if need. Lots of fun. 1999 mode was lots of fun. Very glad to have it completed. You should at least try the mode before giving up on it.

"butz i wantz my cheevoz nowzs!"

Sophia Hyakato 04-05-2013 05:58 PM

Considering that 1999 mode will be my 4th playthrough of the game, I think I am up for the challenge. :)

Plus, I'm kinda an achievement whore.

tooltrek 04-05-2013 06:05 PM

I'm going for all 1000. I'm in the middle of my 1999 play through. I just fought the siren for the first time.

KFZ Scrubs 04-05-2013 06:07 PM

1999 isn't that bad. Patience is key

Inebriated Jedi 04-05-2013 06:28 PM

I like to complete games. I got 1000 GS in this a few days ago.

Purple Hooter 04-05-2013 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WestCoast Fury (Post 5681190)
Game was too easy i thought. So now i found a way to mod the difficulty on the pc to make it even harder. :)

There is always one.....

dutchy 04-05-2013 06:41 PM

i'm not going for the 1000, i loved bioshock 1 & 2, but this one isn't what i expected of it.
i'm glad to have finished it, because i do not like the story (the other bioshock's, i wanted to play on and on, i didn't had that drive with this story), it's weird and got nothing to do with the other bioshock games, at least not yet, maybe it will make sense if the next bioshock comes.
but for now i dislike this storyline and i do think that the other bioshock's are definitely much better.
i think it is the same as with assasins creed, it is some sort of 2.5 version and not the real bioshock 3.

DarkReign2021 04-05-2013 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy060289 (Post 5680881)
Afternoon all!

Yesterday I completed Bioshock on Hard and finished all the achievements that I intend to do (excepting DLC) and have 850 GS. Obviously the two I am avoiding is the two achievements for 1999 mode.

I'm all up for a challenge and going through on the hardest difficultly but to me that achievement just involves too much jibbing of the player as:

1. Its a constant balance between having enough money to get past possible deaths and spending money on upgrades

and

2. I really dont want to spend time going through the game to get bummed by the siren battle which was hard enough on Hard difficult. The difficultly isnt so much the problem as the game over part of the game.

I know people will say 'well the achievements aren't supposed to be easy' but to me this game mode goes a bit beyond challenging so I think I'll stick to having 850 rather than 1000 GS.

anyways, thats my thought and just thought I might do a bit of a survey to see how many other people intend to do all the achievements bar these two and how many are mad enough to go for 1000 GS!

Not gonna lie, I think the Siren battle will be easier on 1999. If you die on hard, she pretty much went back to full health and you were left with less ammo to kill her. On 1999 mode you at least reset from the beginning and still have full ammo to fight her.



As for stopping, I will eventually go back and get 100%, but I only rented it from Gamefly for now, so I stopped at 450 something. I'll pick the game up when I find a copy for $20-$30 and 100% it.

KFZ Scrubs 04-05-2013 06:57 PM

There are some pretty good skips if some of you guys are having trouble. just saw a guy find one using the charge vigor.
I don't know if he'll make a vid as I just saw him find it live, but cuts out a good amount of fighting and a run in with a boy of silence

Jas x God 04-05-2013 07:16 PM

Going for the full 1000. Anytime I'm only 1-2 cheevos away from 1000 I always go for it.

LickableLemons7 04-05-2013 07:32 PM

I got the full 1000 back on Monday. 1999/Scavenger Hunt was not much of a challenge, it was easy for me.

Dead Space 2 hardcore was probably the toughest difficulty achievement I ever completed.

Hoborg 04-05-2013 07:43 PM

Why stop? The game is super pussy easy even on 1999 mode. It's all about the prep; the right gear and the right vigors/weapons upgrades.

I will make a Hoborg certified text guide for that mode soon.

JuSt BLaZe 04-05-2013 07:44 PM

1k (done) all the way. Completionist madness!

Oh and yeah starting a poll for this is a joke. I had my laughs when I checked the thread. Besides, it's the easiest Bioshock out there. 5/10 from me for the difficuty rating!

wouldyoukindly 04-05-2013 08:26 PM

Definitely going for the full 1000. I'm in the middle of my 1999 play-through now, so even if I have to play the game once more to clean up, it's no big deal for me.

Plus, I love the Bioshock franchise, so why would I give up with only one play-through and under 12 hours of game time? I'll also be doing the DLC when it's released because why the hell not? The more Bishock, the merrier! :woop:

DemonRaider1138 04-05-2013 09:19 PM

I already 1000ed this game. For those of you worried about 1999 mode, don't be. It isn't that hard. Granted it can be a bit dull as you won't want to stick your head out to shoot to often but it is a breeze. I actually never died. I did die once at the beginning of one fight just because I rushed out, stupidly forgetting there was a battle there but reloaded and beat it just fine.

There are a lot of helpful hints and tips around the threads and if you read those you will have no issues with the game.

Starwind 04-05-2013 10:01 PM

To anyone thinking of stopping at 850 please at least TRY 1999 mode, it's not hard and getting another 1000gs is always worth it.
I just finished got my 1000 tonight and loved the game, I went half the game on 1999 before I died at all and I actually did all the "Hand of the Prophet" parts better this time than on hard.

So yeah just try it, if you don't like it you can always just stop playing lol.

HabsCen10ial 04-06-2013 12:43 AM

You always should go for 1000gs in a masterpiece like this one. All or nothing :woop:

Segasonicdude 04-06-2013 05:08 AM

I did 1999 and hard mode together so it's not that bad, just a little frustrating. Just take your time;)

Midnight Malice 04-06-2013 09:01 AM

If 1999 was perma-death at any point throughout the game (with no checkpoints/respawns) THEN I could see this being considered a huge difficulty, simple fact is checkpoint system can be abused, and you get respawns aplenty if you manage your funds properly, and actually scavenge everything. This seems to be a lot easier than most people assume. I think it is just the "perma-death" and not using vending machines for ammo/health that is scaring some people. I haven't done it yet (this weekend sometime I will) but I can't imagine it is very hard.


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