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Old 01-31-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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Hardcore Mode Saves Thread

Post ONLY the three save stations you used. Try to include how far along into a chapter and not just the chapter numbers themselves. No need to include the disc change checkpoint.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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Oh I wish I could answer this. But no. Damn game froze at Ch 9 without dying or saving. Anyhow my saves were gonna be beginning of Ch 10, cause I hated the Ishimura. Then probably Ch 12(?) I think it is, right before the drill ride. And my last save probably on Ch 15, at the start, because that particular part gave me trouble on Normal.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:15 AM   #3
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Chapter 11, just before the Drill ride.
Chapter 13, just before facing the immortal necromorph.
Chapter 15, just before the final boss.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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1. At the beginning of chapter 5.

2. Right before the hack to start the Drill in chapter 11.

3. The save before the Eye Poke Machine.
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2. Somewhere between the end of chapter 8 and beginning of chapter 9
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:20 AM   #7
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Chapter 5 - After the cryo-rooms (Demo). @ 01:22:21 hours

Chapter 9 - After leaving Ellie & Stross in the tram, to check what is blocking the way. @ 03:30:58 hours

Chapter 13 - After the big door scene (Government Sector) when the Necromorphs overrun the soldiers in the entrance. @ 05:12:13 hours.
Exact same as me.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #8
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I haven't beat Hardcore yet but I'm already on my first save.

1. Chapter 5 - After Cryo-Room and just before the tripod + Pack encounter.

2. Chapter 13 - Right before Eye poke machine.

3. Chapter 15 - Right before the Final Boss fight.

I gotta say, Hardcore is easier than I anticipated, I haven't died yet....but that's probably because I haven't encounter any Black-Necromorph (or what I'd like to call, the Lightweight, Marathon, Juggernaut and Commando Necro) yet.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #9
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Exact same as me.
Hahaha, what a coincidence. Quite nice to read, that somebody used exact the same save points as me. ^^
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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Chapter 5 - after the Cryo rooms
Chapter 10 - Ishimura, in the control room with the elevator down to engineering before turning on the Centrifuge (everything, literally everything after that made me nervous!)
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So worth the effort, so soooooooo worth it. So fun.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:36 AM   #12
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Chapter 6 - Right before stalkers
Chapter 10 - Before the two brutes
Chapter 14 - First save after doing the eye poke machine

Just a little more to finish it up
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:46 AM   #13
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Chapter 5, right before Dana dies

Chapter 8, right before going through the zero gravity section (didn't want to waste one there, but it was 4AM and I was falling asleep by the TV)

Chapter 12 I think it is, right before the drill ride.

I haven't finished Hardcore yet, I was killed by the Reanimator about 45 seconds before getting to the Marker. Would have been spectacular to know the Reanimator kills you in one hit on Hardcore. Having to waste that one save really screwed me, I had planned to save that for right after the Eye Poke machine.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:54 AM   #14
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CH 8 = before zero gravity, regret it now since I had so much practice killing the thing inside the three fire rings that made me nervous

C 11 = right after exiting the escape pod,
regret it now since I wanted to watch TV instead of pushing further especially now I've had practice with the drill ride

C 13 = right before the red laser centerfuge, not regretting this yet since I've died to the lasers 3 times now and I have only played thru the red room gauntlet once on normal, plan to spam contact beams like a pro noob

I've also made them all seperate saves just in case one save sucked and I wanted to push further, originally had a save right before unicheeks got merc'd but always ragequitted after the free checkpoint
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:44 AM   #15
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1st -Chapter 8, before zero G, Mostly because i was tired.

2nd - Chaper 12?, Just before the drill ride.

3rd - Chapter 13, Just before the eye poke machine.

The final few chapters are EASY with a fully upgraded contact beam. Alt fire and run and i think i only got hit once. The final boss was over without moving in about 20 seconds.

Soooo glad it's done now, and the bonus "gun" is awesone!
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:52 AM   #16
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I don't understand why people have such a hard time with Hardcore I died once on chapter 15 because you can't get close to Nicole otherwise you pwn yourself with Teidemann's Javelin Gun.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:55 AM   #17
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I don't understand why people have such a hard time with Hardcore I died once on chapter 15 because you can't get close to Nicole otherwise you pwn yourself with Teidemann's Javelin Gun.
I find Hardcore to be one of the hardest things in video game history. I can't understand how people had difficulty on Zealot, that was so incredibly easy.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:43 PM   #18
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I find Hardcore to be one of the hardest things in video game history. I can't understand how people had difficulty on Zealot, that was so incredibly easy.
i totally agree, zealot u can have loads of saves, total upgrades and loads of ammo and a big inventory.

hardcore with 3 saves with the problem of instant death by accident means hardcore is far harder to do than zealot imo.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:28 AM   #19
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Hmmm... when I died in Chapter 7 realigning of the Solar Array (tried to heal, but button prompt didn't take) the game came up with the option: "Load previous Hardcore Save YES or NO?". My previous hardcore save was Chapter 5 so I selected "NO" and was dumped to the main menu?!?!?!
So where is this "Chapter 7/Disc 2 infinite checkpoint/save" concept coming from?
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:03 AM   #20
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:50 AM   #21
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This achievement scares the hell out of me. I feel like I'm going to get severely pissed off at this game because of this
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This achievement scares the hell out of me. I feel like I'm going to get severely pissed off at this game because of this
This Achievement has made me absolutely despise the game, which I loved a few days ago. I've spent the last three days repeating the same parts of this game over, and over, and over, and over.... my last save point was right before the drill ride, and I've died over 200 times trying to finish the game/
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This Achievement has made me absolutely despise the game, which I loved a few days ago. I've spent the last three days repeating the same parts of this game over, and over, and over, and over.... my last save point was right before the drill ride, and I've died over 200 times trying to finish the game/
Well obviously you're exaggerating when you say 200 times..

But if its causing you that much of an issue why not tell us what part you keep dying on, what weapons and dlc you have, which weapon upgrade paths youve taken etc and then people can advise you rather than just reading about how frustrated you are.
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Well obviously you're exaggerating when you say 200 times..

But if its causing you that much of an issue why not tell us what part you keep dying on, what weapons and dlc you have, which weapon upgrade paths youve taken etc and then people can advise you rather than just reading about how frustrated you are.
Let's see...I died 49 times today, about the same yesterday, and about the same the day before that, so its about 150 times, a slight exaggeration. I've died just about everywhere from the drill ride to the end of the game - on the drill, in the room by the big door to the government sector, in those two red-lighted rooms heading towards the eye poke machine, during the Reanimator chase at about a dozen different points, and the one time I managed to make it to the Marker, I got it down to about one hit left and was inexplicably one-hit-killed by a Pack. My biggest problem with Hardcore is how enemies can somehow kill you in one hit, despite having nearly maxed out hit points.

I have a maxed out Plasma Cutter, maxed out Stasis, 75% maxed Rig, and a Pulse Rifle with a few nodes on it.

I don't understand why this is SO MUCH harder than Zealot. Zealot was a damn cakewalk, I made it through that in barely four hours without a single death, Hardcore is just absolute insanity.

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This Achievement has made me absolutely despise the game, which I loved a few days ago. I've spent the last three days repeating the same parts of this game over, and over, and over, and over.... my last save point was right before the drill ride, and I've died over 200 times trying to finish the game/
The same thing happened to me. May be not 200 times... 6 times max.
I died a few times in the Zero-Gravity and during the final battle. I forgot that you immediately die if you get too close to the girl... Damn!
But I still really love this game!
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don't make you insane Hardcore was a bore when I realized it was the little things that kept screwing with me
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Chapter 5 - Before the Tripod in the Church. Waste of a save. Never died from here until Chapter 9.

Chapter 9 - After the Stalker & Guardian room, before the Tripod nest. Another wasted save. Died before this point once then after getting this far and saving I didn't die until Chapter 13.

Chapter 13 - Before the laser centrifuge. So glad I saved here since I died immediately by forgetting about a puker when trying to run between rooms. Only died at the eye poke machine once after that then it was hello Hard Core achievement

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