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Old 08-24-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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Easter Eggs

Looking for Easter Eggs in Shadow Complex.

Anything really, or possibly references to the book or a bigger picture.

1.) Jason Bailey (Jason is the name of the PC), a master achievement, sounds very similar to a password for Metroid (NES). In Metroid, entering the code "JUSTIN BAILEY" made Samus play only in her bathing suit. The icon for the master achievement is a pair of briefs.

2.) Difficulty levels are Casual, Normal, Hardcore, and Insane. These same difficulty options are found in Gears of War, also published by Epic.

3.) When using the final automatic weapon BEFORE obtaining Inertial Element, have a look at the bullets on your HUD. Instead of bullets, they are actually a series of 1's and 0's.

01100110011001100110
01100110011001100110.

When translated with a binary editor, this seems to be the encrypted message "fffff." Turns out, this isn't much of an Easter egg.

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:47 AM   #2
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Another, after you defeat the mech that you have to rip wires out of, a plate falls off of him that has a picture of what looks like naked super metroid.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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I guess fffff represent a hexadecimal code or Unicode

and it represent that color :P
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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I guess fffff represent a hexadecimal code or Unicode

and it represent that color :P
That's the same colour as Samus' Fusion suit ^^
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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Donald said in an interview that the game was loaded with easter eggs.
So there have to be more than these or else it wouldn't be loaded .
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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That's the same colour as Samus' Fusion suit ^^
/nerdgasm... oh man... need new boxers
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #7
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Nice find! I love EE's
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #8
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That's the same colour as Samus' Fusion suit ^^
Amazing.

The Fusion Helmet is surely a nod towards the Fusion Suit too.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:19 AM   #9
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in some area cant remember, the enemies, are talking about going to chicago, and blowing up the cubs, or chocking, or somehing like that. that was funny. considering im a cubs fan.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:49 AM   #10
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I'm not sure if this is an easter egg but the section you flood with the piano music really reminded me of Metroid Prime (this game obviously takes several cues from the Metroid series) because there was also an underwater area that you had previously visited not filled with water that had piano music. So maybe not a specific reference but it sure reminded me of it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:25 AM   #11
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Maridia in Super Metroid. Or Phendrana Drifts in Prime. The water-based levels in Metroid always have somber b/g music; as soon as I dove into the flooded commons and heard it, memories of blowing open the tube with a Power Bomb to get into Maridia in Super Metroid came rushing back.

God I love this game.


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Old 08-26-2009, 08:40 AM   #12
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Maridia in Super Metroid. Or Phendrana Drifts in Prime. The water-based levels in Metroid always have somber b/g music; as soon as I dove into the flooded commons and heard it, memories of blowing open the tube with a Power Bomb to get into Maridia in Super Metroid came rushing back.

God I love this game.


::huge metroid nerd::
I was actually talking about the Crashed Pirate Frigate in Metroid Prime, but those are good too The Frigate was the first that came to mind as it was the most memorable too me.

(also huge Metroid nerd)
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #13
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Here's the worst part: I just picked up the Trilogy yesterday (along with Batman: AA) and I played through the Frigate to see how the new controls work, and it didn't even dawn on me about the music there.
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