Originally Posted by A Sunny Moo
It might be beneficial for some x360a users to know what constitutes as a "retry" in Ninja Blade.
In the purpose of science
I died many times in mission two, however, instead of "loading last checkpoint" I always used to quit. Sure, I had to start the level again but the stats didn't seem to take the death into account.
On the try where I completed the level I died twice and reloaded the checkpoint (simply because I wanted the torture to end). When I finished, the stats read two retries.
So, maybe that is a sneaky way to get around this difficult achievement without starting a new game every time or multiple saves? Just an idea.
Edit: This is for "Your Work Is Done".
The game only considers those "deaths-and-retry" and "manually-loaded-checkpoints" as RETRYs, excluding those failed QTEs. And for each mission, the stats only record your best result for each event, which means the stats for each mission you see is a combination of your several attempts. So, no need to start a new game, just do that mission again and do not die.